Re: JBJ on D&C
posted at 2/22/2013 11:42 AM EST
In response to BMav's comment:
I think JBJ is a definate possibility for LF in late May onward. This is one reason they may not be that desperate for a left handed LF.
As for power, he has more power then some think. He hit a lot of homers in college. In Yankee Stadium I would project 20-22 homers a year in his prime. In Boston, it will likely be more like 15-18.
I view JBJ as one of the surest things in the minors. He has almost no questions.
BTW, good arms are not wasted in LF in Fenway.
Jackie Bradley is a great-looking prospect, but no one is a sure thing.
Baseball America has Bradley as the 31st-ranked prospect as he approaches his 23rd birthday in April.
The Seattle Mariners last season finished last in the league in runs scored with a lineup that included four hitters, age 25 or younger, whom Baseball America in previous years had ranked higher than Bradley's No. 31. Michael Saunders was a few months older than Bradley's current age when he was ranked 30th in 2010; Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak were all younger than Bradley when they achieved their BA rankings at No. 3, No. 11 and No. 13, respectively.
Let's hope Bradley, Montero, Smoak, Saunders and Ackley all turn into All Stars.
Former Red Sox farmhand Lars Anderson, who was BA's 17th-ranked prospect in 2009, was designated for assignment today by the Chicago White Sox.