Sunday, July 06, 2008

Prospects from the Brewers

The Brewers bring in the biggest player likely to be traded this season (unless somebody makes Vince McMahon an offer for Paul Wight).

The top prospect going to the Indians is last year's draft pick, Matt LaPorta, who might take over first base as early as tomorrow and is a potential middle of the order bat. I ran some updated projections for LaPorta, and for two prospects who din't go anywhere, shortstop Alcides Escobar and hitter Mat Gamel.

LaPorta: 242/330/417
Gamel: 270/341/429
Escobar: 252/283/335

Cleveland is a tougher place to hit than Milwaukee, primarily because it's in the superior American league. LaPorta on the Brewers hits 251/343/451, so the Indians can claim to have landed the top hitting prospect. Both are 1B/DH types who have tried to play elsewhere so far. Escobar is a top defensive shortstop, and his numbers make me think of Erick Aybar.

Some other projections:
Dallas McPherson: 222/318/441. He's got 29 homers this year, but hitting in probably the best hitter's park in the PCL. He still strikes out too much to be a good hitter, but if the Marlins give him a chance he could have a Russ Branyan-streak in him. He's always been pretty much a clone of Branyan, with a better glove and a worse back.

Nelson Cruz: 252/333/458 He's killing AAA pitching but his track record isn't that great, could just be a career year. He'll probably get a chance someday and be productive, like Marcus Thames and Ryan Ludwick, but it's impossible to know when that chance will come.

Brett Gardner: 252/343/347 Good job kid, you just beat Papelbon. Yankee fans might hope he's the Yankee answer to Ellsbury, but he probably just isn't as good, and it shows in his strikeout total. He has improved quite a bit in the last year though, showing an ability to draw walks and going from zero power to just a wee bit of power. Most comparable player: Reggie Willits.

4 Comments:

At 12:05 AM, Blogger lucyliu said...

nike air max 90
nike air max 95
nike air max tn
nike air rift
nike shox r4
nike air max 360
nike shox nz
puma mens shoes
puma shoes
puma speed
nike shoes
nike air
nike air shoes
puma cat
air max trainers
mens nike air max
nike shoes air max
nike shoes shox
air shoes
nike shoe cart
puma future
cheap puma
sports shoes
nike air rifts
nike air rift trainer
nike air
nike rift
nike rift shoes
cheap nike air rifts
bape shoes
jeans shop
diesel jeans
levis jeans

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger lucyliu said...

nike air max 90
nike air max 95
nike air max tn
nike air rift
nike shox r4
nike air max 360
nike shox nz
puma mens shoes
puma shoes
puma speed
nike shoes
nike air
nike air shoes
puma cat
air max trainers
mens nike air max
nike shoes air max
nike shoes shox
air shoes
nike shoe cart
puma future
cheap puma
sports shoes
nike air rifts
nike air rift trainer
nike air
nike rift
nike rift shoes
cheap nike air rifts
bape shoes
jeans shop
diesel jeans
levis jeans

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger LAN said...

puma mens shoes
puma shoes
puma speed
nike shoes
nike air
nike air shoes
nike air max 90
nike air max 95
nike air max tn
nike air rift
nike shox r4
nike air max 360
nike shox nz
puma cat
air max trainers
mens nike air max
sports shoes
nike air rifts
nike air rift trainer
nike air
nike shoes air max
nike shoes shox
air shoes
Lucyliu IS Lucyliu
nike shoe cart
puma future
cheap puma
nike rift
jeans shop
diesel jeans
levis jeans
nike rift shoes
cheap nike air rifts
bape shoes

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

酒店兼職 酒店打工 打工 台北酒店 酒店兼差 酒店經紀 禮服酒店 酒店工作 酒店上班 兼差 酒店應徵 酒店

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home