Top infield prospects excel over weekend
March, 5, 2012
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
Brad Williams ASU's Deven Marrero shined this past weekend, hitting his first home run of the season.With the middle infield among the most difficult positions to fill at the big-league level, it's interesting that Keith Law's Top 50 consists of seven talents that project to play either shortstop or second base. Three of those are in the college ranks, if Stanford's latest experiment with Kenny Diekroger sticks.
Diekroger, who ranks No. 49 on the preseason Top 50, is a natural shortstop but was moved to second base last week. The junior went 4-for-12 against Fresno State this weekend, including three doubles, and is hitting .356/.423/.489 with six doubles on the season. One supervising scout on the West Coast believes Diekroger can learn to handle the position adequately. "He's not there now, but in time he can serve at second base."