D.J. LeMahieu Could Step Up to be a Top Tier Second Baseman

D.J. LeMahieu

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Everywhere you look around the roster of the Colorado Rockies, you can see an up and coming star in Major League Baseball. Nolan Arenado is already hoping towards the top few third basemen in the game and they have a fairly good young man catching as well. In the mix of almost superstars is included Dexter Fowler and should soon be D.J. LeMahieu. To be fair, LeMahieu isn’t exactly a rookie but he is no withered veteran either. His last ten games along with bursts of positives this season show a strong potential for 2014.

There are not a great deal of over the top second basemen in the National League right now. Basically the superstar second basemen are in the American League which means that LeMahieu could just tweak his performance up a tad and be one of the top few two baggers in the senior circuit. He is hitting about .400 over his last ten games and a respectable .286 for the season. He does seem to lack a little in the RBI department that Chase Utley and even Dan Uggla do well in, but the potential is clearly there.

As we look forward to what could be for the 2014 season, I think we might should pay close attention to the further maturation and development of LeMahieu. He would not need to up his game very much to step to the top tier of N.L. second basemen. Especially playing in the Rockies home park, scoring runs and shoving them across the plate should be doable. I wouldn’t stamp his ticket to the 2014 all-star game just yet but do not be surprised if his name winds up on that roster either.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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