The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
If Stubbs can develop i'm really excited about the future of our outfield, especially with speed/defense with Bruce, Dickerson, Taveras and Stubbs. Speed is one of my favorite characteristics in a player..I can't wait!
Michael Inoa, a 16? year old pitcher who has yet to throw a professional pitch, is ranked at 53 where the top hitters Duran and Yorman aren't anywhere to be found?
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Who are some prospects that might jump on the scene this year will big time numbers? Any Longoria's, Uptons, Soto's....etc.
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I expect him to be in Baltimore by June though and don't expect him to look back.Code:Year Age Team PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS 2008 22 A+ Fred. 280 229 48 79 8 0 15 40 44 47 .345 .446 .576 1022 2008 22 AA Bowie 250 208 41 76 14 2 12 51 38 29 .365 .460 .625 1085 Extended Statistics Year Age Team PA AB ISOP BB% K% BABIP GB% LD% RC RC/27 wOBA 2008 22 A+ Fred. 280 229 .231 15.7% 16.8% .383 51% 16% .426 2008 22 AA Bowie 250 208 .260 15.2% 11.6% .383 44% 18% .452
Travis Snider is a guy who could get off to a hot start in Toronto, but he just doesn't make enough contact right now to put up Longoria or Soto type numbers just yet. He has some good power in his bat though, so if he has a hot April with lots of power it shouldn't surprise anyone. Just keep an eye on his K%.
On the mound David Price is obviously at the top of the list. Watch for the combo of Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson of the A's in the second half of the season. Both should start in AA, but have been quite advanced so far and have been groundball machines with great K rates. Chris Tillman, if healthy, could break into Baltimores rotation sometime before midseason as well, but I wouldn't expect him to burst onto the scene due to the division.
Watch out for Jason Heyward in the lower minors. He's got a chance to explode and put up some big numbers.
I miss Adam Dunn.