BRADENTON, Fla. - Throughout the offseason, we kept getting videos and photos sent in from Pirates' 2016 third round pick Stephen Alemais. The shortstop was working out with Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran in his first professional offseason, which is a pretty amazing work group for a first-year player.
Alemais is extremely gifted defensively, already ranking as one of the best defensive shortstops in the system, and challenging Gift Ngoepe as the top guy in the system. He looks extremely smooth in the field, and can look like a walking highlight reel at times. The big problem is that his hitting skills are weak, which is the reason he was taken in the third round, rather than the top of the first round. The latter is where y...
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