Originally Posted by Benihana
Perhaps you're right and he could be the next Brett Gardner, which I think is his upside scenario. I'd be happy to be wrong here. However Gardner had better OBP numbers across the board in the minor leagues. Like I said, I see LaMarre as Chris Heisey with significantly less power.
LaMarre would probably have a higher OBP than Chris, a bit more patient but less power. I think you're right Beni, I, too, see him as a decent 4th outfielder in the majors. Starter? Not so much except in emergencies. Gardner had much better minor league numbers. That doesn't mean I don't like LaMarre but a true major league outfielder, even a league average one is a pretty darn good hitter. I just don't see LaMarre reaching that level. 'Tweener - not enough power, not enough speed but enough of each to play a role someday.