Re: RIghty Bat is not Walking Through that Clubhouse Door
posted at 6/25/2013 5:30 PM EDT
In response to Drewski5's comment:
I agree, JBJ looks like a way better alternative than Brentz. Plus, he plays CF as well.
Bryce Brentz? Bryce Brentz showed a lack of raw power in 2012, shot himself this offseason at a very inopportune time (what?), has a low OBP in Pawtucket this year. Is 24, so is getting close to that age where "he should be called up by now" and is falling fast in soxprospect.com rankings (which should be taken w a grain of salt).
Bradley JR has a .900 OPS (as opposed to Brentz .817), is younger, and plays far superior D.
I dont know why you would look to Brentz. JBJ or look externally.
As for the "grain of salt" comment about soxprospects.com, I think they have done a pretty good job over the years. It's not easy ranking prospects, and they rarely rate anybody with an 7 or more.
Here are the all Sox players they have placed in the top 3 in at least one of their 3 seasonal rankings (significant players left out of top 3 and their highest ranking that year):
2003: Youk, Lester, HanRam, F Sanchez, J. de la Rosa (Shoppach 4, David Murphy 7)
2004: HanRam, Youk, Lester, Pedroia, B Moss, Shoppach, A Alavarez (Papelbon 4)
2005: HanRam, Papelbon, Pedroia, Lester, A Sanchez, B Moss (C Hansen 5)
2006: Ellsbury, Papelbon, Pedroia, Lester, Buchholz, Hansen, Bowden (Delcarmen 4, Bard 6, Lowrie 12)
2007: Buchholz, Ellsbury, Bowden (Lars 4, Masterson 5, Lowrie 5, Moss 5, Bard 9, Kalish 9)
2008: Buchholz, Ellsbury, Masterson, Lars, Bowden, Reddick, Lowrie (Kelly 5,Bard 6, Almanzar 4, Westmlnd 7)
2009: Lars, Kelly, Bowden, Reddick, Bard, Kalish ( Westmrlnd 4, Taz 5, Hagad 6, Rizzo 8, Doub 11)
2010: Kelly, Kalish, Lars, Reddick, Rizzo (Iggy 5, Doub 6, Ranaud0 7, Midd 10)
2011: Kalish, Middlebrooks, Iggy, Doubront, Ranaudo (Bogaerts 4, Britton 4, Navarro 5, Pimental 5, Midd 6)
2012: Bogaerts, Midd, Barnes, Ranaudo, JBJ (Iggy 4, Webster 4, Lava 5, Brentz 5, Cecchini 6, Barnes 7, Swi 7)
4) Cecchini/ Webster
5) Barnes/de la Rosa
7) de la Rosa/Cecchini
10) Brentz/Iggy (no longer a prospect)
I think they've done a rather remarkable job with their top rankings.