Originally Posted by dougdirt
He is a good defensive center fielder with good plate discipline and tons of speed to burn with some power potential in there. He won't be 24 at any point this baseball season.
But like I said, he turns 24 this year (who cares if it's during the baseball season or not?)
I don't see how he's any better than Drew Stubbs, and I do see how he could be significantly worse (less power and good but not as good
D). This (his age 23 season) is the year Stubbs put it all together and shot through the system, finishing with an .834 OPS in AAA. I think we need to see that kind of year out of LaMarre in order to start planning for a real future in Cincy, otherwise he looks like bench fodder to me, especially with Billy Hamilton knocking on the door.
Trust me, I am rooting for the guy, not only because he's a former Reds 2nd round draft pick but because, like me, he's a Michigan Wolverine. Unfortunately, he hasn't given me all that much to get excited about since he left Ann Arbor. I really hope that changes in the near future.