Sox add another dirt dog in Brock Holt

Sox add another dirt dog in Brock Holt
December 26, 2012, 8:09 pm
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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
What else?

Well, here's his 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 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.