Kenny Diekroger

Oct 8, 2012 – Fangraphs – Newman’s Own: Best Second Basemen Of 2012

12. Kenny Diekroger, Kansas City Royals

Once considered one of the top preps in the country, Diekroger struck out a startling 27% of the time in his Appalachian League debut. I can see him developing into a utility player, but he’s a greater risk to meet that projection than the two players ranked ahead of him in Lemmerman and Reynolds. Based on Diekroger’s Stanford pedigree, he should have dominated short season baseball, not struggled in it.

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