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Brewers shortstop Jean Segura wins Dominican Winter League batting title

Dec 24, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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Milwaukee is expected to go with Jean Segura as its starting shortstop after acquiring him from the Angels in the Zack Greinke trade and the 23-year-old just won the Dominican Winter League batting title.

Now, it’s only 35 games against uneven competition, so it doesn’t exactly guarantee success against big-league pitchers in 2013, but Segura hit .324 and also ranked second in the DWL with 11 steals.

Segura held his own in 44 games with the Brewers as a rookie, hitting .261 with a .321 on-base percentage and seven steals, and while lacking power he has a chance to be a very solid all-around shortstop.

  1. echech88 - Dec 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    I think he’ll end up being pretty good relative to his position. Liked him in the Angels system but he was definitely expendable with Kendrick and Aybar extended.

    • jarathen - Dec 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      I definitely think he’ll have a decent Major League career. Don’t know that he has a terribly high ceiling, but maybe two or three pretty good years aside from a workmanlike career.

      • echech88 - Dec 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        Exactly. Not a fantasy superstar but with so few quality all-around SS, “slightly above average” with a small contract is a great thing to have at that position.

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