Escobar was even bumped up to the two spot, so they probably have enough confidence to let him regress from his unsustainable .400 BABIP without much concern for the time being. But yes, it would be nice to see Santana playing every day at short.
Now that Escobar is cooling down, would Santana get a shot at SS? He's hotter at the dish than Nunez and Nunez has looked equally horrible in LF as Santana in CF. Granted Nunez has looked alright at 3B in his times there. I see the pecking order being Escobar, Santana, Nunez...but that's maybe not what the Twins see.
I'm with others and letting Kubel go. Arcia is back and offers everything Kubel does, but better.
If the Twins don't think he's ready for that, I'd settle for reading about him playing short every day in AAA. Escobar has been a pleasant surprise so far, but organizational depth of shortstop talent is thin enough that it would be disappointing not to have Danny fully developing both his defense and offense skills as a shortstop.
If Hicks can't get it together, though, it would appear that all bets are off. If he's sent down and Santana has to primarily play center, then let's hope he gets the majority of the AB's there, with Fuld spelling him against tough RHP.
At any rate, he's fun to watch, and a bit like early Gomez or Revere with his athleticism and rawness combing to make for both spectacular and strange plays.
Fun closing SSS number. Santana's BABIP vs. lefties is 1.00. 11 PA's, 4 K's, 2 BB's, 5 balls in play, all hits.
Edited by LaBombo, 31 May 2014 - 07:11 PM.