There are some guys you're just drawn to whenever they are on the field. Andrus is that kind of player -- and he's just starting to figure out how to use his many tools. His defense isn't in question and he could play shortstop at a Gold Glove-level in the big leagues right now. One of the players to go to Texas from Atlanta in the Mark Teixeira trade, Andrus remains a little behind with the bat. There are signs of him catching up -- his hitting improved after his trade in the California League and he played well as one of the youngest players in the Arizona Fall League. Andrus has learned how to get more out of his speed, but talk about his offense is more about potential than performance.
There's still plenty of time for Andrus to figure all that out. He won't turn 20 until the end of the 2008 season and will likely move up to Frisco as one of the youngest players in the Texas League. Worst-case, the Rangers will get a speedy shortstop that can save plenty of runs with his glove. Best-case? He's a five-tool player who can do it all.