McAdam: Iglesias 'still a work in progress'

McAdam: Iglesias 'still a work in progress'
June 8, 2013, 8:30 pm
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The recent success of Jose Iglesias has the Boston Red Sox thinking they may have found their everyday shortstop for the future.

So far in 2013, Iglesias is batting an incredible .433, the highest batting average in Major League Baseball for players with at least 50 plate appearances. But the verdict is still out on whether or not Iglesias will be a productive offensive weapon for the Red Sox once he does start to play more often.

On Saturday's edition of The Baseball Show on Comcast Sportsnet, Michael Holly, Lou Merloni and Sean McAdam discussed Iglesias and what the Red Sox should expect from him long-term. While Merloni was optimistic about Iglesias' offensive capabilities, McAdam wasn't ready to anoint the shortstop as a dangerous bat just yet.

"He's still a work in progress," McAdam said. "They love his instincts, they love his athleticism in the field. What they get offensively still remains to be seen."

Check out the video above to hear the entire discussion on Iglesias and let us know what you expect from the youngster going forward in the comment box below.