Re: Updated Scouting Report on Bryce Brentz by Bernie Pleskoff - MLB News Article
posted at 1/10/2013 1:46 PM EST
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I've heard right now from a reliable source that Brentz is viewed more as .220/.280 guy with 15-20 HR average defense with an average to above average arm. Unless he seriously improves his patients at the plate that sounds like a second division starter to me.
Ive not heard or read ANYTHING close to that Hugh. Can you provide a link? Even soxprospects.com has him as an everyday RF on a contending team. Solid defense with an above average arm.
Ive also seen him play since college. I dont see that at all...
You sure your not talking about someone else?
I just looked at his numbers and IMO his SLG and OBP are not high enough to justify the number of SO. I think the SO are a red flag as far as plate discipline. Both his OBP and SLG have come down as he advanced a level. His BA does indicate that when he makes contact he is a good hitter. Hard to say what his numbers would be at the major league level.
I'm still not convinced that Will Middlebrooks is the long term answer at 3b, despite his ability to hit for power. He is another hitter with plate discipline problems who strikes out a lot. I don't think that SO rate is overvalued. It can be a red flag.
Yes it certainly can be DD. I dont think either will be perennial all stars, but believe both have a chance to be solid everyday ballplayers. An OBP of .350-.360 is very respectable along with a SLG around .500, so Im not sure why you dont think that is good enough.
When BB advanced each level (primarily low A to high A) he started off bad in high A due to making the adjustments which affected his overall OBP. But it was still .360ish when it was all said and done between both teams in 2011. I expected it to level out once he hit AA and AAA. a .414OBP wasnt realistic because he was far more advanced a player for low A (being in college 3 years) and .336 was a bit low for high A. His Portland numbers are closer to what you might get from him, which Id be fine with.
I worry more about WMB with his low OBP more than I do BB. It will be interesting to see how WMB performs without all the drama and injury after getting a good taste of MLB pitching in 2012.