Dietrich hit his first MLB HR tonight to tie up the Marlins v. Dodgers game at 3-3; he already became the HR leader for 2B on the roster. (Well, that is if you don’t count Chris Valaika.) He has a good glove defensively at 2B, but he may slide over to 3B long term as the Marlins are in search of a permanent answer at 3B beyond Placid Polanco. When Donovan Solano returns, that remains to be seen. Dietrich, after all, is a juggler himself so why not be juggled back and forth between 2B and 3B?
Dietrich was regarded as a 2B/SS in the Rays system, but has seen some time at 3B as the Marlins look forward to possibly move him. With Solano already at 2B, it was also thought that Dietrich would have to move to get a shot at the big league level. Solano, however, still has to prove he can be a steady every day starter and right before his injury he was looking to do that. Let’s also not forget that Austin Barnes remains on the Marlins’ radar for 2015 and beyond and the catcher is converting to 2B, much like Craig Biggio did, and is hitting very well at A ball right now.