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Baseball America's No. 7 prospect in the Southern League. Game "is comparable to Steve Finley's with less speed." The K/W in Double A is a trifle alarming. Not that it was reassuring in Single A.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Robinson Cano New York Mets
Just traded Travis Buck $8, Y. Betancourt $13 and a 2nd round pick for Cano at $17 in my AL only league.

The MI pool in my league looks very weak to me, and I am confident that I can grab an $8-$10 OF who can probably put up just as good numbers, if not better, than Buck. I just don't know what to expect from Buck this year. I like him, but he has proven to be injury prone which scares me.

Betancourt is probably right at value, and while he saw a nice spike in his SLG% in 2007, those 32 walks in nearly 1,100 AB's the past two years scare me. I do like Betancourt, but he is a guy I would like to get for $7 or $8 and make a little profit on.

I am happy with the trade. I like going into the auction with a top 2B at $17 who can earn in the mid to upper $20's.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 10 '08
Baseball America's No. 1 prospect in the Florida State League didn't get ranked in the Southern League because he was in too much of a hurry to get to the International League, where he was voted the No. 1 prospect. If you don't already have Bruce on your farm team, and don't have the first pick in the reserve draft, you better hope he makes the Reds out of spring training.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Sent to Iowa on May 6 and rediscovered his bat. Continued to hit well this winter in Venezuela. Too young to say he won't be a decent utility infielder in the majors.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Baseball America's No. 7 prospect in the slow-A Sally League. The much higher level of competion in fast A is suggested by his numbers in the California League, where clearly he needed more than a fastball that clocked as high as 98 mph. He's from the Dominican Reublic, signed up with the Giants in 2004, throws right and is a Pedro-esque 6-2 185.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Todd Frazier Texas Rangers
Okay, I think I've made my comment less misleading, if more complicated; we still have the problem of mistaken vital stats; he's 6-3 215 (which goes a long way to explaining why he'll end up at third).
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Baseball America's No. 1 prospect in the Pioneer League (R), where he hit hit .319, slugged .513 in 160 AB. Stats here are for his impressive cup of coffee in the Midwest League (mistakenly shown here as A+; it's actually A-). A shortstop, played at Rutgers, supplemental first-round pick last year. Played on the team that won the Little League World Series in 1998. Is expected to be a third baseman by the time he reaches the majors.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Ryan Braun Chicago White Sox
BJ Handbook gives 7/29/80 as KC Braun's birth date. Stats mostly but don't entirely match (9 saves, 1.09 ERA).

I haven't checked Shown for this guy, but he still shows, I guess because we've written comments.


Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox
IMHO Manny's no longer prime. In mixed leagues you pay for prime, and hope to not dump a lot of money on a guy who has been having problems staying in the lineup.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Brian N. Anderson Kansas City Royals
Minor League games played is compiled from actual games at a position. Usually those come in higher than actual games played, but maybe I didn't include DH.

I didn't do the OBP calc, but since we didn't have HBP data we're bound to be off a little even if we did.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Todd Frazier Texas Rangers
Keep an eye out for those. Dayton is A-, not A+.

Alex, your first comment is misleading. The missing stats are from the Rookie Pioneer League. These 22 AB reflect his debut in slow-A Midwest League.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Desmond Jennings Cincinnati Reds
CGA stands for Columbus Georgia (the Catfish), in the SAL, which is A-, so that stats are right. His actual birthday is October 30, 1986, so he should be 22. It looks like all minor leaguers have the 201 lbs, 6'4" bio material.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
Ryan Braun Chicago White Sox
This is the KC pitcher Ryan Braun. Birth date matches the major league but for some reason the two cards aren't joined.

And this line shouldn't have a dollar value.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 10 '08
I guess this is still another Ryan Braun?
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Travis Snider Kansas City Royals
In the upload into our database, Travis seems to have been stretched out a bit. According to Baseball America, the authority in these mmatters, "He'll have to watch the weight on his 5-foot-11, 230-pound frame." A first round pick in 2006 -- "some scouts considered Snider the best hitter in the entire draft" -- he's a serious thumper. BA's No. 2 prospect in the Midwest League.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Lars Anderson Los Angeles Dodgers
Baseball America's No. prospect in the South Atlantic League. An 18th-round pick in 2006 (which caused him to sign late, after the ante had been upped to $825,000), he made solid contact in his pro debut; in time it figures to become fence-clearing contact. "His lefthanded swing was one of the league's prettiest." Nice stats in his short stint in the California League. Impressive that, facing much better pitchers at a still tender age, he walked more than he whiffed.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Hector Gomez Milwaukee Brewers
Baseball America's No. 2 prospect in the South Atlantic League. Poor April, then "batted .317 over the next three months before running out of gas in August... received raves for his arm, footwork and enthusiam." The latter may have contributed to his 39 errors.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Desmond Jennings Cincinnati Reds
Baseball America's No.1 prospect in the South Atlantic League. His future is in center field and at the top of the order.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Trouble here. These stats should be for Columbus Catfish in the South Atlantic League (A+). And he's an outfielder, 6-2 180.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10 '08
Todd Frazier Texas Rangers
Colin and Peter, this guy played for Dayton in Midwest League -- he's a Reds propsect. CHC is given as his 2007 team in the database, probably because DAY was taken to be the Daytona Cubs of Florida State League. Not worth changing; we just need to keep on the lookout and change the Current Team.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9 '08

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