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Postby Nails » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:51 pm

Does anyone have any info on this guy. I find bits and pieces about him, but none of it has much substance to it. I know he is blocked by Utley and Rollins right now, but what kind of upside are we looking at here. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby bigken117 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:18 pm

The Good: Cardenas has good bat speed and outstanding hand-eye coordination, using his strong wrists to whip the bat through the hitting zone, leading to consistent hard contact with gap power to all fields. He has a good approach and solid pitch recognition, and gets high grades for his makeup. He shows decent speed once he gets underway.
The Bad: Drafted as a shortstop with the knowledge that he'd have to move, Cardenas continued to struggle with the glove on the right side of the infield in 2007, and need to improve his reads off the bat and his work around the bag. He's a little on the smallish side, and doesn't project for more than average power.

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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby Nails » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:08 am

Thank you sir.
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby bigken117 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:15 am

Shurr thing. I have him on my minor league squad, so I am keeping an eye on him myself.
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby jwhands » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:10 am

Jody, Jody Davis. Hits 'em high and far. Jody, Jody Davis. He's a superstar. Holy Cow!!!! http://www.stinkytee.com
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:28 pm

IMO, he is the 2nd best 2B prospect in baseball behind SD's Antonelli. He's also firmly blocked by Utley. So, I expect him to a pretty big bargaining chip in a trade for a starting arm.
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby Nails » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:56 am

Now that Cardenas has been traded to Oakland, anyone have any new thoughts/opinions on him?
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby J35J » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:34 am

I'd be suprised if we see him before 2010 but he is a very nice prospect to keep an eye on. Like Havok said he's likely a top 3 2B right now....as far as 2B go.
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Re: Adrian Cardenas

Postby bigken117 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:57 am

He "just missed" making Baseball America's midseason Top 25 FWIW...
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