Thread: "Tyler Colvin - First Baseman of the Future?"
Re: No. Pancheco or even Matt McBride should be our 1Bman of the future. Pancheco isn't a 3Bman and has only gotten looks to keep his bat in the lineup. McBride could be in a similar situation, looking for another position if catcher isn't availible.Just a thought, but having Pancheco and McBride as #1 and #2 1Bman as well as the #2 and #3 catchers gives a lot of flexibility.
Tyler Colvin 'can' play 1B, and significantly better than Cuddyer who mans the position as well as Iannetta did at 3B or Stewart at 2B, but Colvin should be our OF'er of the now and future. I'd take him over Cuddyer as the everyday starter and trade Cuddyer for prospects.
"In the future" - I'd guess Cargo has one or two more years with the team as his contract escalates. We have a couple very good OF'ers in the farm (Blackmon, Wheeler, etc) and McBride has also played RF. I'd pencil in Fowler and Colvin for 5yrs with a need for a 4th OF'er next season and a replacement for Cargo in 2yrs.
Keep in mind... Matt McBride is already 26, and is currently hitting in super hitter friendly AAA. Given his age, and the league... I believe his numbers should be much more developed.
I absolutely love Pacheco, but so far his bat hasn't profiled with power in the majors. He makes great contact, which I believe should allow him to bat second. I think the only spot he should play is 3B, but we all know Arenado is coming up soon and could take it away from him.