September 23, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) catches the ball before tagging out San Francisco Giants right fielder Gregor Blanco (not pictured) during the fifth inning at AT

Poll: Do You Agree With Logan Forsythe’s Potential Move To The Super-Utility Role? writer, Corey Brock, reveled in a story last week that the Padres have asked infielder Logan Forysthe to take fly balls in the outfield at Petco Park. This is in an effort to have Forsythe fill a super-utility role with the Padres.

Last year the 26-year-old Forsythe showed his versatility by playing in 81 games at second base, four at third base and five at shortstop.

The third baseman by trade  hasn’t played in the outfield  since his sophomore year in college at the University of Arkansas.

Forsythe’s potential  move to the super-utility role can only bring about speculation of having prized prospect Jedd Gyrko taking over at second base for the upcoming season.

While Forsythe was pretty good at second base last year, producing a .273/.343/.390 slash line, Gyrko’s bat is just to good to not have on the roster.

I am not entirely sure what to think of having Forsythe playing the super-utility role. Part of me likes it because it most likely will bring Gyrko aboard, but the other part of me is not a big fan of it because Forsythe needs to be playing everyday at one position to get comfortable offensively.

So I ask you Padres fans, do you support the idea of Forsythe being a supert-utility player?

Let us know in the poll below. Also, leave your comments at the bottom suggesting your reason behind your vote.

Vote away!


Do You Agree With Logan Forsythe's Potential Move To The Super-Utility Role?

  • Yes - I agree (72%, 46 Votes)
  • No - I disagree (28%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 64

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  • stickman0287

    Keeping his bat in the lineup is key, no matter where he plays defensively. He might not produce as well because he has no set spot, but realize that injuries are almost a certainty. Once almost anyone goes down, he’ll be able to fill in and help the team immediately. Amarista will be the same role, so it will be interesting with what Black will do… Perhaps a platoon utility guy, Forsythe against lefties and Amarista against righties.

    • Robert Moreno

      I can see Forsythe filling in for an injured player but lets not move him around the field until someone gets hurt. He needs to play every day. I think little Amarista serves as a better utility player

  • steveskandal

    His bat needs to be in the line up. A utility player could get 200-300 at bats a season. He will definitely get a shot to perform.

    • Robert Moreno

      I think Logan can benefit more playing one position every day. He would have to focus on some many different things being a utility player that it just might lose his focus offensively

  • MrWhamBam

    The Padres have been doin this kind of thing for yrs. If they had enuf sac to trade a guy in Chase that they WILL NOT extend and CANNOT afford, they might have a PERMANENT spot on the field for Logan..

    they cant walk and scratch their butts at the same time. They’re afraid to trade anyone…and they’re afraid to trade FOR ANYONE.

    this is exactly why you have this logjam of infielders….and its unnecessary. To my mind, Alexi Amarista is an even more capable “Super Utility” guy, than Logan.

    Logan does not need to a super-sub. He needs to be on the field everyday. I also think some of this notion of using him in a super-sub role is because Alexi played so well in Winter Ball. He made a lot of contact down there, and cut his strikeouts down, quite a bit.

    or another option could be that Byrnes may be thinking of using Alexi in a trade, soon. If that the case, he would then need someone to fill the super-sub role.

    • Robert Moreno

      I agree. Forsythe does not need to be a super sub, He needs to be on the field every day. Alexi Amarista is a better utility player. I personally would hate to see Amarista get traded.

      • BroLeo

        Amarista is considerably more valuable than Logan, in the super sub role. My concern with Logan is his health. And where his health is concerned, I dont think it helps him to be running all kinds of balls down, in OF positions that arent that familiar to him…..he’s had hard enuf time staying healthy in one position, let alone 3 or 4.

        this kid Amarista is very underrated, in my opinion. If it had been left up to me, I would’ve traded Chase Headley, for starting pitching and some more prospects..I would’ve moved Gyorko to 3rd..moved Alexi to 2nd base, full time..and I would’ve made Logan the SS, with Cabrera as his backup.

        • Robert Moreno

          Good point on Forsythe’s health. How can he be a super utility man if he can’t stay healthy in one position. I agree. Amarista is a good player. He is fun to watch!

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