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    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
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    Wes Bankston

    Just saw that the Reds signed him to a minor league deal. He has some RH pop and is still only 25 next season. His days as a big time prospect at Tampa Bay are long gone, but he went .280/.328/.496 in the Pacific Coast League (405 PA) last year. He had a cup of coffee in Oakland.

    Decent lottery ticket signing, but probably just filler.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Wes Bankston

    I like the signing. He's only 25 years old, and he has a decent ceiling. His struggles of late have mainly come against left-handed pitching, which is interesting because he's a right-handed hitter.

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    Since 2007:
    	AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
    vs. LH	199	0.191	0.249	0.362	0.611
    
    	AB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS
    vs. RH	590	0.281	0.324	0.485	0.809

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    Re: Wes Bankston

    I like the signing as well. Given that the Reds need a power RH corner outfield bat, a AAA player with some potential is worth throwing into the mix. His power numbers against LHP are decent, even if his BA is low. A Dorn/Bankston platoon in LF could provide 30 HR. The signing provides an expensive way to generate another LF alternative for 2010.

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    Re: Wes Bankston

    Great name. I picture the name as being a soap opera character. "Dr. Wes Bankston. Damn glad to meet you."

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    Wes Bankston

    He is off to a hot start in AAA.

    4 homers and an OPS of 1.10 in 13 games.
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