Originally Posted by Edd Roush
For those more knowledgable about Ryan LaMarre than I am, can you tell us how his glove profiles? I think I remember hearing that he is an above average defensive centerfielder. Is this true? I like that he has had an OBP above .350 each year in the minors. The reason I have Crabbe above him is that I just don't see too much upside to LaMarre.
BTW, I love that the Crabbe train is gaining steam. It looks like we have a chance of getting him in the Top 20.
Edd I think if you get a look at his scouting reports he does indeed have alot of room for upside. In his case I think it's some mechanical adjustments that could make him jump. Consider Heisey's jump in the minors when he made a mechanical adjustment, all of a sudden his ceiling jumped a great deal. I see LaMarre the same way except it's a bit of approach as well. I think once Ryan Jackson gets ahold of him we might get more out of him.
As he stands now he is in my mind very similar all the way around (defense included) as Heisey but more aggressive at the plate. I think he could be a tad better than Chris and I think Chris is an eventual solid starting OF.