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Need some "closer" prospects

Postby Galt » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:01 am

We've got an 8 player minor league system and the vast majority of mine are years away. This sucks because a rookie keeper only costs a last round pick, and so you can really get some benefit from minor league keepers.

I currently have 7 of the 8 filled.
IF: E. Aybar,
OF: Pence, C. Gonzalez, J. Bruce, C. Rasmus
P: Garza, Gallardo

I am hoping to get a minor leaguer (who has never played a game in the majors) who may come up this year, and hopefully have a job next year. Most of BAs top 100 are gone, as are most of the guys who were in the futures game.

Here are some of the guys who are available on the wire (league counts OPS not average):
Kouzmanoff, Bankston, M Montero, Arredondo, Brandon Erbe.

I'm leaning toward Bankston b/c it looks like he's a lock to get pulled up, while Kouz is old for his level, has Marte to compete with, and doesn't have much power (OPS counts instead of AVG)

Any ideas of other guys who may come up and get a shot this year that I haven't listed?
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:04 pm

Bankston hasn't hit for any power this year, why do you think he'll come up this year? They screw him up badly by playing him at 3B, looks like they didn't learn anything from BJ Upton. He's not back full time to 1B now but is playing there more often, he should be in AAA now if he hasn't switched position but he's stuck in AA for now, and hardly tearing up the place.

Kouzmanoff is tearing AA apart but 1)he's old 2)he's injury prone 3)he's not very good defensively 4)he's stuck behind Marte. But still, he teared it up everywhere he went and when your bat is good the team will find a place for you to play. Maybe 1B in the future.

Don't know too much about Arrendondo and Montero.

Erbe is in A ball, looks promising but he's not close. If you are a patient one, take Erbe. If you want production rather soon, take a chance on Kouzmanoff.
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