12/31/12

In Search For An Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

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In Search For An Outfielder –  San Francisco Giants

So far, we have identified the following outfielders as possible targets for the Mets:

                Atlanta – Reed Johnson
                Arizona – A.J. Pollock
Baltimore – Nolan Reimold
                Boston – Jerry Sands
                Chicago Cubs – Brett Jackson
Chicago White Sox - Dayan Viciedo
Cincinnati – Chris Heisey
                Cleveland – Thomas Neal -
                Colorado – Dexter Fowler
Detroit – none
Houston – J.D. Martinez
Kansas City – none
Los Angeles Angels – Mark Trumbo
Los Angeles Dodgers – Alex Castellanos
Miami Marlins – Gorkys Hernandez
Milwaukee Brewers – Khris Davis
Minnesota Twins – None
Oakland Athletics – Grant Green
New York Yankees – None
Philadelphia Phillies - none
Pittsburgh – Jose Tabata
Seattle – Casper Wells
San Diego – James Darnell
               
We now move on to the San Francisco Giants, who have seven (7) outfielders on their 40-man roster.

Let’s approach this a little differently by first eliminating two of them, both ex-Mets,  switch hitting Andres Torres and Angel Pagan.

This leaves us:

                Grego Blanco – lefty – ARB-1 – MLB – 393-AB, .244
                Roger Kieschnick – lefty –  pre-ARB -    AAA:  234-AB, .295
                Francisco Peguero – righty –  pre-ARB -  AAA: 449-AB, .272
                Hunter Pence – righty –  2014-FA -  MLB, 617-AB, .253, 24-HR, 104-RBI - RF
                Juan Perez – righty -  pre-ARB -  AA: 483-AB, .341

Pagan just signed a 4-yr, $40mil deal to play CF for the Giants through 2016. That’s done. Pierce will obviously play right field this season and should be a target this time next season in the free agent market.

On paper, Blanco will split time with Torres and Peguero and the world will continue to wait for prospect Gary Brown to arrive. THAT’S  the one you want.  He hasn’t played above AA, but you could start him off in Vegas and put him on the same plane with Zack Wheeler around the all-star break.

If fact, he could be the Zack Wheeler of outfielders.

The problem is… how do you rip off a team again?
Mets target:  Gary Brown – 23-yrs old – 1st round pick in 2010…  2011: A+: .336, 14-HR, 80-RBI… 2012 AA: 538-AB, .279… 33-SB… natural centerfielder… 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

San Fran will not trade Brown to the Mets. He will be moved to another organization to upgrade at areas of needs.

Mack Ade said...

you're right; however, all I was trying to do was point out the excess of current outfielders that are still under contracts on all these teams... and, who I wish the Mets could target if they had the tools to pull off a trade

Shankbone said...

Brown is one of the most underrated players in MiLB right now. He wins CA league player of the year and then gets punched in the mouth a bit in the big bad Eastern. I don't think you can get him, but if the Giants needed middle infield help in the middle of the year, Daniel Murphy and maybe a lil somethun' might work. I doubt it though, the Giants love Brown, and he's finally working on his mechanics to adjust to advanced pitching.

Shankbone said...

PS - I love this series you got going Mack. I think its an interesting look at inventory and how MLB teams manage it differently.

Mack Ade said...

thank you

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