First Lawrie, now Dykstra to 2B
Switching to second base is apparently en vogue for 2008 Brewers Draft picks.
First it was Brett Lawrie, who was a catcher when Milwaukee snagged him in the first round of last year’s Draft but asked to move to second over the winter. Now second-rounder Cutter Dykstra, who has been a center fielder so far as a pro, is making the same switch, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported.
The Brewers demoted Dykstra from Class A Wisconsin to rookie-level Helena on Saturday and told him he’ll be a second baseman from now on. Dykstra will spend the five weeks before Helena’s June 23 season-opener at the team’s facility in Phoenix adjusting back to the infield. He played shortstop in high school.
“Middle infield has been my position my whole life,” Dykstra told the newspaper. “I was getting more and more comfortable in the outfield, but coming back to second base is like coming back to my home.”