jlm53089 wrote:One big slow OF.
I like LaPorta since he was at UF, I hope he succeeds and if the Brew Crew cannot find a spot for him, he could come to Tampa and play for Pena after Penas time is gone.
Slow? No, not slow. Hart is the fastest guy on the team and Braun's not far behind. LaPorta isn't too quick, but the other two are. I would worry a bit about their defense (although Braun has looked surprisingly good to me), but not because of their speed.
Another guy who is making Southern league pitching look absolutely silly is LaPorta's teammate, 22 year old 3B Mat Gamel. The 2005 4th rounder is hitting .364/.432/.614 with 8 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR. This is supposed to be a pitcher's league, and these 2 are outclassing anything that the likes of Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks could accomplish there (so far anyway). I'm not sure where Gamel fits in because they're not sure he'll stick at 3B, but he's definitely a hitter to keep an eye on. Could end up being trade bait.