Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Who The Red Sox Are Getting Back In Joshua Tobias

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Joshua Tobias, the infield prospect Boston got back in the Clay Buchholz trade, is a bit of a conundrum. The guy can hit, but his fielding is not exactly Brooks Robinson-like. Primarily a second baseman in the Phillies system—he played third base in college at the University of Florida. He's generally ranked as the third-best 2B prospect in the Philadelphia organization—so they are not exactly giving up a lot. Tobias did hit .321 in his first minor-league season and was named the MVP of the Williamsport Crosscutters. The 5'9", 195-pound switch-hitter then hit a combined .291 in 2016 at two levels in the Phillies system. He likely projects as a bench/utility player in the big leagues.