So what do you want to know about infielder Brock Holt, who's coming to Boston with Joel Hanrahan?
Well, for starters, he's happy to be here . . .
Excited to join the @redsox!!! Looking forward to being part of something special!!! RedSoxNation
Brock Holt (@BrockStar4Lyf) December 26, 2012
Well, here's his baseball-reference.com page for all his basic information. (His minor-league numbers are here, and good numbers they are.) But what about the story behind those numbers?
From Baseball Prospectus 2012:
His future is at second base and his grit is off the charts, but he has to hit for average and draw walks to make up for a lack of obvious tools.
A dirt dog!
And the guys at piratesprospects.com seem to like him, especially when compared to other Pirates middle-infield hopefuls.
The Sox hit the jackpot -- at least a little -- when they liberated Pedro Ciriaco from the Pittsburgh system last offseason, and maybe they'll get a similar return from Holt. In any case, expect him to get a decent look in Fort Myers this spring.