Past, Present, Future: Engel Beltre
I wrote a bunch of words, with a clunky ending, about Engel Beltre for Lone Star Ball. It’s hard for me to be objective about Engel because I’ve seen him do the things that would have earmarked him as a top-10 prospect in almost any system, and I’ve also seen him do the things that have kept him from being in the top-10 prospects in Texas’ system. His approach isn’t great. Not just in the box, but often, to the game as a whole. He’s just one of those guys. Oh, well. I guess every team has some, and the road to big league stardom (or even regular, everyday appearances) is littered with kids whose talent didn’t match up to their “want”.
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