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Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby moose32 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:56 am

So Guillen will loose his eligibility this season making ss pretty thin. Are there are prospects on the hoirzon who can help out next season?
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby WyldStallyn » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:48 am

depending on what the sox do, lowrie. he will likely produce similar to pedroia. not great, but wont kill you
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby RugbyD » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:10 am

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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:58 am

I'd love to say Andrus but I don't think you'll see him until 2010... still, 43SB look awfully nice this year... :-L
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby Danimal » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:07 am

What about Alcides Escobar, the Brewer SS? Is he essentially blocked by JJ Hardy?
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:08 am

I think you could see Gordon Beckham (polished collage bat), Alcides Escobar, Elvis Andrus, and possibly Chris Nelson (if traded) in '09.
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:47 am

RugbyD wrote:Brignac

I don't know that I consider him a 2009 prospect right now. I think he'd be lucky if he's an impact player by 2010. He's degraded markedly with each level he's moved up in the minors, and yet here he is in the majors. At this point, he's looking like a .240/.290/.370 guy that might hit 10 dingers each of his first couple seasons. His power potential is tempting given the position, but he just strikes out way too much and hardly ever walks at all to be worth playing - at any position.

And his first few MLB ABs haven't been encouraging: 0/10, 5 Ks, BB :-P :-P

What about Moustakas, Andrus, or Escobar (last two for you cat folks).

I guess Donald (.308/.383/.509) could have a shot somewhere if he gets traded. What are the odds of that, though?
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:09 am

StlSluggers wrote:
RugbyD wrote:Brignac

I don't know that I consider him a 2009 prospect right now. I think he'd be lucky if he's an impact player by 2010. He's degraded markedly with each level he's moved up in the minors, and yet here he is in the majors. At this point, he's looking like a .240/.290/.370 guy that might hit 10 dingers each of his first couple seasons. His power potential is tempting given the position, but he just strikes out way too much and hardly ever walks at all to be worth playing - at any position.

And his first few MLB ABs haven't been encouraging: 0/10, 5 Ks, BB :-P :-P

What about Moustakas, Andrus, or Escobar (last two for you cat folks).

I guess Donald (.308/.383/.509) could have a shot somewhere if he gets traded. What are the odds of that, though?


I don't like Moustakas (even though I own him) for next year, mainly cause Aviles has really excelled at that spot and should open next season there. Moustakas may get moved to 2B or 3B (if Gordon goes back to 1B) or get stranded in the minors.

I think Lowrie is going to be good, but the way the Sox have been limiting his ABs by platooning him with Cora worries me. Hes probably only gonna have 300 combined ABs this year, which really limits his growth.

Escobar is intriguing, I know the Orioles are hard after him (rumored to have offered Sherrill), in which case he comes up this year, but if he sticks in Mil then Im not sure I want to invest in him right now.
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:40 am

I think Mike Aviles could break out. If he falters I wouldn't be surprised if Moustakas got called up. It's also just a matter of time before Brandon Wood makes the team and sticks.
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Re: Any 2009 SS Prospects?

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:40 am

i was going to mention moustakas. ummm, lillibridge has some speed and could be valuable in that regard.
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