Re: Ugly prospect numbers
posted at 8/11/2014 9:44 AM EDT
In response to craze4sox's comment:
Brought up too soon with much hype, or just not as good as some thought? Regardless not a lot of personal or trade value at 3B, SS or CF at the moment so Ben has his work cut out for him and a lot of tough decisions to make in the off season.
Bogy,230 with below to average D at SS or 3B
Middy, 188 with decent D
JBJ, 211 with solid D
Holt, 295 with below average every day D anywhere but the OF
Betts, 244 above average OF D but not being given a good luck yet but may be the best of all
Vasquez, 227 with good D with not enough AB's to judge
Checchini & Lav Also not enough defense or power
I think most of those guys should be decent to very good MLB players. They will have to find an established power bat with a trade and Im sure the sox will pick a power bat prospect, if there is one, with a high pick next June. Other than a bat, they really need to go get Lester and Shields as a 1-2.
Holt, Cecchini, Vasquez, Betts, JBJ, and Bogey should all be ok. only Bogaerts (IMHO) is untouchable from this group. Middy has no value right now, so hes probably here for a bit unless another team gets crazy.
I still think the future is bright in Boston