Originally Posted by Saul Good
I hope you're right, but I worry about him being another DDJ. Also, he could miss 20 games with various injuries without ever going on the DL.
DeJesus' minor league history shows a much less durable player than Cain.
He missed all of the 2001 season with injury.
In 2002, he played in just 112 games over two full-season levels (missing about 30 games)
In 2003, he played in just 76 games before being called up to the majors and getting very little playing time.
DeJesus missed time with injuries almost every year he was in the major leagues. This mirrored his performance in the minors. Three minor leagues season, three seasons with major losses of PT to injury.
Fragile guys that play CF would typically be hurt EVERY year and miss decent chunks of time every year.