Yes, Drew’s ankle is healthier this year. And he certainly could provide more power than Iglesias. But at the end of the day, Iglesias isn’t a huge downgrade in batting average and on-base percentage and he’s a stronger defensive shortstop.
“He came in and expressed some thoughts on his part after the signing of Stephen over the winter,” Farrell said. “And I think he was determined to show some things a little bit differently, whether that’s how he went about his work or whether that’s what he did inside of given games.”