Originally Posted by RedlegJake
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.
Maybe I'm missing something. You said not enough speed? He stole 55 bases last year in Bakersfield and Carolina is on pace to steal near 40 this year! He's one of the fastest guys in the Reds organization! Defensively, he is considered one of the best outfielders in the minors! You tell me how many center fielders in the Majors are power hitters?
The one thing he does have to work on is being more consistent and staying out of the little slumps he's had this year!