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Don't look now, but Jose Iglesias has an 18 game hitting streak and is making his case to be an every day starter. He has 40 hits in 92 at-bats this year which is good for an average of .435, according to ESPN. That's certainly a better hit ratio that Stephen Drew, who has 43 hits in 213 at-bats according to ESPN, or Will Middlebrooks, who has 39 hits in 199 at-bats according to ESPN.

Iglesias has also been getting it done defensively. He has only made 2 errors in his short career, both of them coming at shortstop last year. So far, none this year, and he's made some outstanding defensive plays to boot. It is also worth noting that Iglesias is still considered a rookie, so his name should pop up in the rookie of the year discussions, assuming that he can keep playing like he has. First, lets start with getting him a regular spot in the lineup, but let's face it, that shouldn't be a problem with both Middlebrooks and Drew struggling. I would like to see them both pick it up and create some competition. Iglesias has played a few games at second, but no way he beats out Dustin Pedroia. Like I said before, though, getting a day-to-day job on the left side of the infield should not be a problem for Iglesias, who has been outperforming both Drew and Middlebrooks. And, when all is said and done, he'll finish top 3 easy for rookie of the year. That is, if he keeps playing up to his current standard, which I think he will.

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Conor Frederick
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Conor Frederick 6/19/2013 02:11:00 PM Edit
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