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    Kris Negron discussion

    because you know we will end up talking about him anyways

    http://www.soxprospects.com/players/negron-kris.htm

    Scouting Report: Speedy infielder plays 2B, SS, 3B, and all three OF positions. Top notch glove with excellent range. At the plate, Negron gets on base at an okay clip, but the hits just aren't there enough. He has a good eye at the plate but still hacks on pitches out of the zone on occasion. Exceptionally fast down the line to first, and quick on the basepaths. Negron would be a prototypical leadoff hitter if he could make more contact.
    .264/.338/.347 line in high A.

    Nothing spectacular even though the scouting report leads me to think there is still a lot of potential not completely tapped yet.

    Lets start the discussion.

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    The real question is where does he go. You have Bucholz at Sarasota, Cozart at Carolina, and Valaika at Louisville, my guess is either Bucholz gets moved of SS, or Negron heads to AA, with Cozart getting a promotion, and someone on the LOU team moves up(I would say Valaika, but the numbers aren't there this year

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    The real question is where does he go. You have Bucholz at Sarasota, Cozart at Carolina, and Valaika at Louisville, my guess is either Bucholz gets moved of SS, or Negron heads to AA, with Cozart getting a promotion, and someone on the LOU team moves up(I would say Valaika, but the numbers aren't there this year
    It doesn't appear that Negron was on Boston's 40 man roster, so they've got space on the 40 man to bring up someone that they're protecting next year anyway. In fact, it's possible we might have two slots open. Did they fill Weather's spot on the 40 man? (I know they brought Burton back up, but he was still on the 40 man).
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Wasn't Kip Wells added to the 40 man after Weathers left?

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by thorn View Post
    Wasn't Kip Wells added to the 40 man after Weathers left?
    Yes, you're right. I forgot about that. But we still have one roster spot open from AG leaving.
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    The real question is where does he go. You have Bucholz at Sarasota, Cozart at Carolina, and Valaika at Louisville, my guess is either Bucholz gets moved of SS, or Negron heads to AA, with Cozart getting a promotion, and someone on the LOU team moves up(I would say Valaika, but the numbers aren't there this year
    They better not move Buchholz off of short to make room for this non-prospect. I just don't see much here and I really would not like to make any special accomodations for him.

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    The real question is where does he go. You have Bucholz at Sarasota, Cozart at Carolina, and Valaika at Louisville, my guess is either Bucholz gets moved of SS, or Negron heads to AA, with Cozart getting a promotion, and someone on the LOU team moves up(I would say Valaika, but the numbers aren't there this year

    One way to go would be to move Negron to Carolina, and Cozart to L'ville, Valaika going to 2nd. Would improve the D at L'ville and begin the process of seeing what Cozart can do at AAA. Walt mentioned not too long ago the need to move Cozart up.

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Thought Wells and Lehr replaced Roenicke and Hairston on the 40 man roster?

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    From a 2007 report: http://www.talksox.com/forum/red-sox...is-negron.html

    Editor’s Note: Diehard Magazine is in the midst of its second annual countdown of the top 50 prospects in the Red Sox chain today. Check here daily for the latest in-depth scouting report! And subscribe to our print magazine in order to learn even more on the top 50. Today: Prospect no. 48, infielder Kris Negron.

    The Red Sox didn’t need to see a lot of Kris Negron in person in order to figure out he was the type of player they wanted to stock up on during the 2006 draft.

    Negron flew under the radar at Cosumnes River College, a community college in California. But according to the Lowell Sun newspaper, the Sox—who have armed their scouts with video cameras the last two years—liked what area scout Blair Henry captured on tape, so much so they selected Negron in the seventh round.

    “It really helped with him,” Sox scouting director Jason McLeod told the newspaper. “Even though we had read the reports, the video really played him up even more so.”

    What the Sox saw was a player athletic enough to be drafted as a shortstop yet able to play a corner infield position as well. He split time between shortstop and third base with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox, and such versatility is a key trait for a team hoping to add “toolsy” players to a farm system lean on position players.

    Negron has the plate patience the Sox seek and adds some speed on the base paths, a trait in short supply throughout the chain. His 15 steals between the GCL Sox and short-season Single-A Lowell ranked him sixth among Sox minor leaguers. He improved as the season went along in the GCL and put up better numbers, albeit during a brief audition, at Lowell than in the GCL.

    Unlike in previous years, when the Sox drafted players from four-year colleges in order to fill immediate needs in the system, Negron—who turned 21 earlier this month—still has youth on his side and plenty of upside to his talent.

    “I think we focused a lot in the draft on athletes and got guys with upside and athleticism and impact-type ability,” McLeod said. “He’s an athletic kid. He can run, he can really play all over the field, he played very good defense at third and short. He’s got athletic ability, got a quick bat.”

    And most notably, his character left the Sox raving.

    “From a makeup standpoint, his makeup is off the charts,” McLeod said. “He’s a team favorite and just a guy that you really root for.”

    Negron was hitting just .230 through July 30 in the GCL, but he finished the season by reaching base via a hit or walk in 15 of his final 17 games, during which he hit .294 and collected seven extra-base hits, 11 RBI and seven stolen bases. He had just three extra-base hits, four RBI and three stolen bases in his first 24 games.

    After helping the GCL Red Sox to the league title, Negron was one of several players promoted to Lowell for the final 10 days of the New York-Penn League season. He delivered a hit in seven of his eight starts, registered three multi-hit games and had three extra-base hits in just 28 at-bats. Remarkably, his five stolen bases ranked him second on the Spinners.

    He played exclusively at shortstop, where he made one error. He made 11 errors in 37 games at third base and shortstop for the GCL Sox. The defense is of little concern right now to the Sox, who like the flexibility provided by Negron and plan to experiment with him around the diamond.

    Wherever Negron ends up, he’s got room and time to improve. “I know that the organization is real excited to see what he brings to the table this year,” McLeod said.
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    When I pulled Negron up on minorleaguebaseball.com, when you do the search, the results shows him being with the Sarasota Reds, so perhaps we're dropping him back a level?
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    He's been at Salem, High A, same level as Sarasota.

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    This was what Baseball America said about Kris Negron. This was from their draft report.

    27 223 BOS Kris Negron ss Cosumnes River (Calif.) JC CA $105,000
    Negron's arm makes him better suited for second base than shortstop, and his bat should play at either spot. Negron has a line-drive approach, makes consistent contact and is an above-average runner with good instincts who was 31-for-34 stealing bases this spring.

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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    I saw him play a couple of weeks ago for Salem, the Sox' A ball affiliate. He batted 9th, went 1-3 with a single and reached on a fielder's choice. No errors and about 3 assists. Really didn't think he was anything special but you never know.
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    He sounds a little like Billy Hamilton. Not a bad return for Gonzo I would have took nothing to get him out of Dusty's hands. Now if they would just go out and trade for my man M. Izturis I might start getting interested in this team again.
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    Re: Kris Negron discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    He sounds a little like Billy Hamilton. Not a bad return for Gonzo I would have took nothing to get him out of Dusty's hands. Now if they would just go out and trade for my man M. Izturis I might start getting interested in this team again.




    On a side note, take a look at the Angles lineup today, replace Matthews with Hunter and you could have all 9 hitters over .300 (Napoli is at .297), thats solid.


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