|Yankees second baseman|
Rob Refsnyder levitates over
Res Sox baserunner Alejandro De Aza.
Plays like this -- or with more collision than this -- are a on reason why young second basemen have a relatively high rate of failure to develop as hitters. Another might be that second base is where shortstops lacking a slight amount of athleticism wind up.
Certainly Brian Dozier developed quite nicely as a hitter after moving to second base. So did Craig Biggio, who is to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next weekend in Cooperstown.