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Positional Grades: Shortstop

After Stephen Drew hit .316 in just over 200 minor league at bats, many people are ready to anoint him as the NL batting champion either next year or in 2008.  It doesn't usually work that way.  While excitement over Drew is both understandable and justified, it must be said that he will have his share of struggles over the next couple of years.

We need look no further than Stephen's older brother for a good example of this.  J.D. Drew performed much better than Stephen did in the minor leagues, to the tune of a .344 batting average.  He then made quite an impression in his major league debut, slugging .942 in his first 14 games with the Cardinals.  His sophomore season proved to be a disappointment, however, as the elder Drew went...

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