dmattingly23 wrote:I'm starting to think there is a reason why teams keep trading Wallace.
Kinda like Andy Marte in that aspect I guess you could say.
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KCollins1304 wrote:So the BJ's essentially traded Michael Taylor for a player similar to him that is 2 or 3 years further behind him in development?
silverZ wrote:Ok this makes no sense to me unless they plan on moving Lind/Snider into the 1B/DH spots in the near future...even then why trade a proven MiLB bat who is almost MLB ready for a 19 year old speedster with strikeout problems and a low stealing %. What am I missing here?
mweir145 wrote:KCollins1304 wrote:So the BJ's essentially traded Michael Taylor for a player similar to him that is 2 or 3 years further behind him in development?
Gose's main value is that he's apparently a defensive whiz in CF. Taylor's defense as a corner OF as been called average at best.
But still, your point carries some validity. It's a weird move.
mblax10 wrote:Are people willing to admit yet that Brett Wallace has been overrated? Most of his value is based on the idea coming out of college that he'd be an on base machine. Over 800 PA in AAA (almost half while playing in an extreme hitters park), he's sitting on a 6.5% BB rate and a .350 OBP. He probably still makes my top 100, but not by much.
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