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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Dickerson oozed tools. Sutton doesn't. Big difference between the two and the 'older prospect' situation.
    Sounds a lot like Jim Bowden. I think some times we get over enamored with "tools" and over look being a "ballplayer". By looking at Sutton's numbers his tools are being able to play multiple positions and get on base from both sides of the plate. He is not the kind of eye popping player that you build your team around but he may just be the type of player who is the glue that holds your team together.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Sounds a lot like Jim Bowden. I think some times we get over enamored with "tools" and over look being a "ballplayer". By looking at Sutton's numbers his tools are being able to play multiple positions and get on base from both sides of the plate. He is not the kind of eye popping player that you build your team around but he may just be the type of player who is the glue that holds your team together.
    Well, it was more of a Dickerson was old and turned into something decent at an older age. I was simply suggesting its because his tools seemed to finally click somewhat. Where as Sutton doesn't really have any tools, so the same kind of 'click' shouldn't be expected. He is what he is.... a guy who can play a few positions but isn't good at any of them really, has a weak arm a little bit of power if he can play 2nd base and a strong plate approach. There is nothing wrong with that kind of player at all. It just doesn't make one anything special either.

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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Well, it was more of a Dickerson was old and turned into something decent at an older age. I was simply suggesting its because his tools seemed to finally click somewhat. Where as Sutton doesn't really have any tools, so the same kind of 'click' shouldn't be expected. He is what he is.... a guy who can play a few positions but isn't good at any of them really, has a weak arm a little bit of power if he can play 2nd base and a strong plate approach. There is nothing wrong with that kind of player at all. It just doesn't make one anything special either.
    Sure. To me, this is an excellent return for Kep. It's actually a lot better than Pilo Cash or a future 5th starter in the Antarctic League.
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He is what he is.... a guy who can play a few positions but isn't good at any of them really, has a weak arm a little bit of power if he can play 2nd base and a strong plate approach. There is nothing wrong with that kind of player at all. It just doesn't make one anything special either.
    Sounds like BOTH players in this deal.
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    Re: Drew Sutton

    comparable to Brooks Conrad or Keith Ginter.
    I'd take a Keith Ginter with speed:

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    SEASON 	TEAM 	G 	AB 	R 	H 	2B 	3B 	HR 	RBI 	BB 	SO 	SB 	CS 	AVG 	OBP 	SLG 	OPS
    2000 	Hou 	5 	8 	3 	2 	0 	0 	1 	3 	1 	3 	0 	0 	.250 	.300 	.625 	.925
    2001 	Hou 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	0 	.000 	.000 	.000 	.000
    2002 	Mil 	21 	76 	6 	18 	8 	0 	1 	8 	15 	14 	0 	0 	.237 	.363 	.382 	.745
    2002 	Hou 	7 	5 	1 	1 	1 	0 	0 	0 	2 	1 	0 	0 	.200 	.500 	.400 	.900
    2002 	-- 	28 	81 	7 	19 	9 	0 	1 	8 	17 	15 	0 	0 	.235 	.374 	.383 	.757
    2003 	Mil 	127 	358 	51 	92 	15 	2 	14 	44 	37 	87 	1 	1 	.257 	.352 	.427 	.779
    2004 	Mil 	113 	386 	47 	101 	23 	2 	19 	60 	37 	100 	8 	1 	.262 	.333 	.479 	.812
    2005 	Oak 	51 	137 	12 	22 	5 	0 	3 	25 	13 	25 	0 	0 	.161 	.234 	.263 	.497
    Total 	-- 	325 	971 	120 	236 	52 	4 	38 	140 	105 	230 	9 	2 	.243 	.329 	.422 	.751
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    Re: Drew Sutton

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    Keppinger To Astros

    Houston deals Drew Sutton in trade for versatile infielder

    By Kary Booher and Matt Eddy
    March 31, 2009
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    The Deal
    The return of Alex Gonzalez after a year missed to injury meant that the Reds no longer had room in their infield for Jeff Keppinger. The Astros did, so they swung a trade for him at the end of spring training, sending a player to be named to the Reds.

    UPDATE: The Astros traded second baseman Drew Sutton to the Reds to complete the deal for Keppinger (April 16).


    The Young Player
    Sutton, 25, ranked as the Astros' No. 8 prospect entering the season and did so on the strength of a breakout 2008 at Double-A Corpus Christi and a fine showing in the Arizona Fall League. In a second tour through the Texas League last year, Sutton batted .317/.408/.523 with 20 home runs, 39 doubles and 69 RBIs—he also led the circuit in hits, doubles and runs—and earned a place on the 40-man roster last November. Sutton credited Jaime Cevallos, a former golf pro, for helping his swing ahead of the 2008 season. He's a switch-hitting middle infielder with nice on-base ability, but he probably is better suited to second base than shortstop. At times, he manned center in the AFL. Hitting in the higher levels is the biggest question when it comes to Sutton, whom the Astros selected from Baylor in the 15th round of the 2004 draft.

    Quick Take
    An incredible contact hitter, Keppinger has struck out in just 5.5 percent of his 891 big league at-bats. As such, the righthanded batter boasts a singles-heavy career line of .290/.341/.400. Though he lacks classic shortstop actions, Keppinger, 29, filled in admirably at the position during the 2007 and 2008 seasons with the Reds. He's better suited to second or third base, though, where he figures to see the most time with the Astros.


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