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Postby pizzaboy76 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:20 am

He's raking in the minors. Does he have a chance of getting called up anytime soon?
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Re: LaPorta

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:41 am

There is a chance. I just don't know how big the number is. ;-)

Honestly, people get so jazzed about finding the next Ryan Braun, they convince themselves that every hot hitter is going to get the call up. While he is hitting very well, the fact remains that he's doing it against AA pitching. I'd rather see a promotion to AAA and see how handles that before crowning him the next big thing.

As far as a call up to the bigs goes, where would he play? He's not taking Hart, Braun, or Cameron's spot. Kapler's also been swinging a hot bat, and there is the Bill Hall issue...
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Re: LaPorta

Postby seniorpaul » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:58 am

I think the best LaPorta can hope for is an end of season call-up. Unless they move him to 3B (which i'm not sure he could handle defensively), he dosen't really have anywhere to play. He's blocked at first by Prince, and at the corner outfeild spots by Hart and Braun. The Brewers don't want to call him up to have him sit the bench.
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Re: LaPorta

Postby Slow Pitch » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:04 am

Not likely.

September is his best shot.
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Re: LaPorta

Postby stevethumb » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:15 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:Not likely.

September is his best shot.

exactly

he is not on the 40 man roster, he is only at AA and there is no position for him..see you in september
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Re: LaPorta

Postby Rhydderch » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:43 pm

I don't know much about him outside his stats. Whats his defensive like at this point?
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