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    Drew Sutton

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Well, from what everyone said in the other thread, this sounds like a great deal for the Reds. How far away is he from the big leagues? His 2008 minor league numbers are very good.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Solid plate approach... but be a little cautious with the power from last year. He was playing in a notorious hitters league and he played his home games at Corpus Christi and here is the park factor on that park:
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                             R       H      2B      HR      BB       K
    Corpus Christi          0.99    0.99    0.96    1.08    0.97    0.98
    Its a HR friendly park in a hitter friendly league. Likely a solid utility infielder who gives a good at bat most of the time.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Solid plate approach... but be a little cautious with the power from last year. He was playing in a notorious hitters league and he played his home games at Corpus Christi and here is the park factor on that park:
    Code:
                             R       H      2B      HR      BB       K
    Corpus Christi          0.99    0.99    0.96    1.08    0.97    0.98
    Its a HR friendly park in a hitter friendly league. Likely a solid utility infielder who gives a good at bat most of the time.
    True, although he was MVP of the league. That counts for something.

    My question is what does this mean for Chris Valaika? Does he move back to SS? Both Sutton and Valaika profile very similar, I wonder who is better defensively?

    Also, perhaps this will finally force the Reds to move Phillips to SS in 2010? One can only dream...
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    "Sutton was the guy all along," Jocketty said. "We just wanted to see him some more. We think he's a better fit for us."

    Sutton will report to Class AAA Louisville. To make room on the Reds' 40-man roster, IF Danny Richar was outrighted to Louisville.

    "He's a guy we like a lot," Jocketty said. "He's a good athlete, he plays a number of positons, he can run, he's a switch-hitter."

    Sutton, 25, last season was named Class AA Corpus Christi's Most Valuable Player after hitting .317 with 20 HR and 69 RBI. He was named a Texas League mid-season and post-season All-Star and led all Astros minor leaguers in batting average, hits (165), runs (102), walks (76), doubles (39) and extra-base hits (63).

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    True, although he was MVP of the league. That counts for something.

    My question is what does this mean for Chris Valaika? Does he move back to SS? Both Sutton and Valaika profile very similar, I wonder who is better defensively?

    Also, perhaps this will finally force the Reds to move Phillips to SS in 2010? One can only dream...
    MVP of a AA League when he was 25 doesn't count for a whole lot.

    As for Valaika, he seems to be at SS since Janish is in the majors, so Sutton will likely be playing 2B.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Worst-case scenario, he looks like Jeff Keppinger but younger (and a switch-hitter.)
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Here's some stat salad:

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     Year  Age Tm  Lg  Lvl Aff   G    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   SB   CS  SB%  SH  SF IBB HBP GDP
    +----+----+---+---+---+---+----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
     2004   21 TRC NYP A-  HOU   63   250   43   70  10   0   1   16   39   50  .280  .377  .332  .709    2   4  33%                    
     2005   22 TOT              105   379   68  104  24   3  16   54   65   85  .274  .389  .480  .869    8   5  62%   1   1   2   7   8
               LEX SAL A   HOU   62   231   46   66  19   2  13   42   36   51  .286  .394  .554  .948    4   2  67%   1   1   1   6   5
               SAL CAR A+  HOU   43   148   22   38   5   1   3   12   29   34  .257  .382  .365  .747    4   3  57%   0   0   1   1   3
     2006   23 SAL CAR A+  HOU  125   456   65  120  27   2  15   48   69   84  .263  .360  .430  .790   20  15  57%  17   6   6   3   7
     2007   24 CCH TEX AA  HOU  128   480   81  129  28   1   9   53   57   86  .269  .351  .388  .739   24   5  83%   8   6   3   7  11
     2008   25 CCH TEX AA  HOU  133   520  102  165  39   4  20   69   76   98  .317  .408  .523  .931   20   7  74%   1   3   3   6   8
    +----+----+---+---+---+---+----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
     1 Season          A-        63   250   43   70  10   0   1   16   39   50  .280  .377  .332  .709    2   4  33%                    
     1 Season          A         62   231   46   66  19   2  13   42   36   51  .286  .394  .554  .948    4   2  67%   1   1   1   6   5
     2 Seasons         A+       168   604   87  158  32   3  18   60   98  118  .262  .365  .414  .779   24  18  57%  17   6   7   4  10
     2 Seasons         AA       261  1000  183  294  67   5  29  122  133  184  .294  .381  .458  .839   44  12  79%   9   9   6  13  19
    +-----------------+---+--------+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
     5 Seasons                  554  2085  359  588 128  10  61  240  306  403  .282  .377  .441  .818   74  36  67%  27  16  14  23  34
    +-----------------+------------+-----+----+----+---+---+---+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+---+
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    That's some solid baseball player right there.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    I was excited.... until Doug brought me back to Earth. Thanks Doug! haha kidding.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Solid plate approach... but be a little cautious with the power from last year. He was playing in a notorious hitters league and he played his home games at Corpus Christi and here is the park factor on that park:
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                             R       H      2B      HR      BB       K
    Corpus Christi          0.99    0.99    0.96    1.08    0.97    0.98
    Its a HR friendly park in a hitter friendly league. Likely a solid utility infielder who gives a good at bat most of the time.
    Doug, just to get an idea, how would his line at CC translate if made neutral?
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Doug, just to get an idea, how would his line at CC translate if made neutral?
    Tough to guess because of the entire league playing quite hitter friendly. He still would have had a good season in the Southern League. Its just not as impressive as when a guy like Votto did it a few years ago but was 22 years old and had shown success similar to that over a full season before.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Somewhere, there's an Astros forum that's not very happy right now. (For more reasons than one)

    http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/pfx/foru...tros&tid=79409

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by GOYA View Post
    Somewhere, there's an Astros forum that's not very happy right now. (For more reasons than one)

    http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/pfx/foru...tros&tid=79409
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Here is a 'fair use' excerpt from the 2009 John Sickels Prospect Book, specifically the portion that is the write-up on Sutton:

    .. he spent 2008 repeating Double-A rather than Triple A. It would be easy to write this [progress] off as a 'league repeater" thing, but most scouts believe that he made genuine progress, and he encouraged this belief by hitting .315/.426/.611 in the Arizona Fall League. I do think his numbers last year overstate things a bit, and I think he is more of a .240 to .260 hitter at higher levels, but with enough power, walks, speed, and defensive versatility to be quite useful. Grade= C+.
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