What's the consensus on what we might have in this guy? He's not that old, but doesn't seem to be generating much hype. I keep hearing that his numbers have been inflated from playing in Albuqurque of the PCL, but I'm having a hard time seeing that when he's hit for power and average with a high OPS at every level (unless the entire Dodgers farm system inflated his stats...I'm not too familiar with their minor league affiliates).
Now I'm not suggesting that he'll replicate those stats in the major leagues, but is it possible we might have a potential 25 or 30 home run hitting 1B or LF on our hands? Or is he more likely a bench player or a Chris Carter type who puts up good minor league numbers but will never make it in MLB?
Personally I'm glad to have gotten anything of remote value out of the AGon/Beckett/Crawford trade, much less a couple of decent pitching prospects like De La Rosa and Webster, so whatever Sands provides is just like icing on the cake. But with it looking pretty likely that we'll enter next season with a couple of corner positions up in the air, I'd like to see him get a chance to make the team out of spring training at the very least. Just wondering what everyone thought of his chances of being a contributor in 2013 and going forward.