In the last few days, both Alex and Steve have touched on Eduardo Nunez making the transition to the outfield and how it could affect the outfield going forward. They’ve given some support to the idea, though I wouldn’t say either has given the it a glowing recommendation. Consider this my declaration of being firmly against the idea of moving Nunez to the outfield.
As I mentioned in the comments of Alex’s article yesterday, this isn’t necessarily going to be an easy switch. While being athletic certainly buys you a lot in the outfield, there is still a decent amount of skill involved. Nunez will have to learn how to track fly balls in a much different way than he’s used to. He’ll have to get used to fielding balls on the ground in a much different way than he’s used to (hell, he’s not exactly that great at fielding them now). He’ll have to get used to throwing much differently than he’s used to.… Click here to read the rest