The more I like him. From what I've read this seems to be the positive and negatives for us. He seems to be a guy on the Mets radar and while I don't think he is quite enough, if they can build a nice package involving him I think it could be a great step in the right direction.
lets start with his NEGATIVES..
. Hes a 3rd baseman, so he would be playing out of position for us.. He is 24 years old and still in AA.He struck out 101 times in AA in only 354 ab's
Here's the POSITIVES...
.He has tremendous power, and a very smooth swing. 28 homers, 82 rbi, 579 slugging % in only 354 ab's last year..He's got a very good build, at 6'2 and 190. he's very athletic as a ball player and has room to get even stronger.. He's been rapidly improving every year. He gets on base, last year had a 398 OBP and 391 carrer OBP in the minors.. He has had a cup of coffe in the MLB, so He's really close, if not ready to contribute opening day.. Although he played 3rd, he is a very good defensive 3rd baseman and had a cannon arm.. Not baseball related, but hes a smart kid, who seems to really want to be a star. Says all the right things to the media.
Overall, as with all prospects he is a risk and may end up a bust. I think He has alot of really impressive tools to be a great MLB player and if he can just make more contact I think he can be a 30 homer 100 RBI 275 hitter for us for many years. Thoughts?
I think the kid has a legit middle of the order production bat. I did have some reservations though about him not being a natural outfielder, but from what I heard the Rangers felt he was good out there, and can be even better with more games.
The fact that he is a good athlete and was a "plus" fielder in the infield, can only help the process. I don't think he's that fast, but as long as he is an athlete, and is the hard worker he reportedly is, it could work out fine.
I think if we can get Olt, along with this kid Leonys Martin to play CF, that would be real good. He had very impressive stats ath AAA this year. Both offensively and defensively.
I'd like to see Sandy expand this into a big trade. Dickey + (Flores/Familia/Duda/Murphy in some combonation ??? ),.... for Olt+Leonya Martin+Martin Perez.
Getting Martin Perez would aguement an already strong looking young future rotation.Wheeler/Harvey/Niese/Perez/Gee
Keeing Dickey makes less sense to me though. What is the point in having Wright and Dickey, and no way of filling in the holes on this team in the foreable. I mean, at least with Wright he'll be hear another 8 years, but extending Dickey, or to still finish 4th or 5th, doesn't make sense to me.I mean, it will just basically be a repeat of this year. Two star players, and a team at the botton of the division.
We must cash in on Dickey's value now. Whether we deal with Texas, or someone else, we should make a deal. Okay, so we can't get Myers, but there are plenty of other really good prospects out there. Nothing is going to be 100% perfect with this, and who is to say that Olt won't be a solid, or even very good outfielder ? Plus he bat is said to be a legit middle of the order bat.
I'd like to get Profar obviously, but it looks like the Rangers plan on using him.