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Coghlan in CF


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One of the biggest concerns heading into the season was how Chris Coghlan would transition to playing CF for the first time in his professional career. So far, I would say that he has done more than an adequate job and has made some spectacular plays. In fact, Cogs has the number #1 Web Gem twice so far this season, and the Baseball Tonight guys are calling last night's catch at the wall the top play of the season so far (even more so than the Indians Triple Play). I know that Web Gems aren't the barometer of being great at a position, but it's still impressive none the less.

 

So what say you all? Are you beginning to buy CC at CF, or do you need more than a week to decide?

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We won with Pierre's arm in center. I think we can do it with Cogs.

 

 

Agreed. I think speed, range and agility are much more improtant attributes to have in a cf than arm strength.

 

I think that his routes and play on balls has been great. Also I think there'a only a handful of cfers that make the 2 crazy highlight plays he's made.

 

Hes been awesome and definitely one of the brightspots of the team thus far.

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I'm not worried about Coghlan's arm. Unless the nagging shoulder injury he had in Spring Training is really bad, his arm really isn't terrible. Quite honestly, I'm really impressed with his defense so far. Imagine if he had a full month worth of Spring Training games; he's doing this, having played like a handful of games at the position, before the season started.

 

At this point, I expect him to get somewhat better the more he plays it. Definitely doesn't look lost out there.

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I'm not worried about Coghlan's arm. Unless the nagging shoulder injury he had in Spring Training is really bad, his arm really isn't terrible. Quite honestly, I'm really impressed with his defense so far. Imagine if he had a full month worth of Spring Training games; he's doing this, having played like a handful of games at the position, before the season started.

 

At this point, I expect him to get somewhat better the more he plays it. Definitely doesn't look lost out there.

 

 

Far as I know, he is still playing hurt. They did know teams would try his injured arm before the season started, so this is no surprise. There was an article just before the season started on this topic. Said things like he wouldn't be able to let loose with throws all the time, IFers would have to learn to adjust where they get to for cut off throws, etc... I think it was at marlins.com, but not sure.

 

He's done a better job than I expected. Pleasant surprise.

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