And people like to criticize the Marshall trade.
The kid is like 5'8 or 5'9, maybe even 5'7 from what i remember.
But, if he can continue that type for hitting up to the majors, and Szczur hitting like he his, high onbase percent and avg +steals, the top of the lineup would be amazing!
We can dream!
But i have no doubt Torreyas will be top 10/20 this year or def. next!
But for the last few bad starts Wood has had, he has played pretty darn good. Only time will tell.
I still think Jackson needs work because of the high amount of Ks. He needs to cut those down, which will likely result in a higher average and OBP, and then he's ready. If Campana can hit .300+ in AAA, then we need to ask Jackson to do better than .255 before he earns a promotion.
But Vitters has been a beast for months. He needs to work on his fielding, and I think he can do that at the MLB level just as well as at AAA. I don't think giving him more ABs in AAA is going to benefit his hitting very much, if at all. From what I've heard, his errors are mainly throwing. So I wonder if he is like Aramis in that regard --- Aramis needed to really improve his footwork to cut down on the throwing errors. Maybe Vitters is the same, and if he can make strides in his defense like Castro has made in the past year, then we have good reason to be encouraged for 3B in 2013.
And he's not a singles hitter either, they compare him to Pedroia because of the pop he has for his size.
he has 93 extra base hits in 254 games and a .862 ops
good to hear, he was reported to be a future utility INF at the time of the deal, which I found odd seeing as how young is was/is.
If we're ever going to turn this thing around we're gonna need a few guys to surprise us with their talent and reach above their projected ceilings. who knows, but guys like Villanueva and Torreyes might do exactly that.
There were two reasons he was available in that trade:
1) He was in the low minors, a long way off, and the Reds are trying to win now.2) Because of his size, he's the type of guy a lot of scouts don't take seriously.
If he was 6'0" 185, he might not have been traded. He is a lot smaller than listed--in reality, about 5'4" or 5'5" and 130 or so.
That lineup would be amazing! But unfortunately that lineup wouldn't be possible in the national league with 4 outfielders and no pitcher hitting haha!
1.) Szczur - RF2.) Torreyas - 2B3.) Castro - SS4.) Rizzo - 1B5.) Baez 3- B6.) Soler - OF7.) Almora - LF8.) BJax - CF9.) Castillo - C
Looks good, but 1 problem...you have 9 batters in the line up. :-)
Hmm ahah, just noticed that! IMO, BJax wont last long if the other 3 pan out to half of what they could be. Jax just doesnt play the type of ball Theoyer like, he's too K prone. Hes Korey Patterson 2