You don't move a GG caliber player to accommodate a prospect. It would be a slap in the face to Ian. Profar is just 19 and won't be ML ready for another few seasons most likely so the landscape of the team could change some by then. If anything, Andrus or Kinsler get traded before Profar plays for the big league club.
2nd bold- Kinsler is definitely not getting traded, Andrus MIGHT, but it probably wouldnt be til the last year of the extension he just signed and honestly I see Profar getting a call up before that. I could see him being a June call up next year if he keeps improving, you cant keep guys in the minors with that much talent to just waste away.
I could very much see Kinsler in CF, it would make the most sense if the Rangers want all 3 of them on the same team. Even though Kinsler does have a great glove, Profar and Andrus are even better.
A lot may have to do with Ian's age by the time Profar made it up to the bigs too. I still think you have to give Martin a chance to play the position, as he's done pretty nicely at every level so far.
Kinsler would probably play RF if anything.
Potential starting lineup?
1. Profar- 2B
2. Andrus- SS
3. Hamilton- LF
4. Beltre- 3B
5. Kinsler- RF
6. Young- DH
7. Napoli- C
8. Moreland- 1B
9. Martin- CF
It could work. Cruz would be the odd man out.
Can someone please tell me what all the hype with Martin Perez is? Yes I have heard his stuff is great and yes I know he is only 21, but the stats I am seeing from him after his single A starts just look awful, how is he an MLB top prospect? And its not just his ERA cause you really shouldnt base much on the ERA, to me its his WHIP, BB/9, and K/9....this year his WHIP is 1.50 which is actually down from 1.87 last year....BB/9 is 4.6 which is worse from last year at 3.7....K/9 is 5.9 which is worse from last year at 6.8.....so someone please explain to me how his stats translate into big league talent? granted I have never seen the guy pitch, but if you walk rate increases and strikeouts decrease each year how does that make you a top spec much less a future top of the rotation guy?
I was excited about Perez but now I question if the guy is even starter material for the majors. Left handed reliever out of the pen is more likely with those stats.
Halladay's Minor League Stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=hallad001har
Perez's Minor League Stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=perez-011mar
The thing I have against this comparison is that aside from the BB/9 for Halladay, you can clearly see that he at least is improving from one level to the next. His A stats are good, struggled some at AA, made adjustments and at AAA started improving....with Perez he just seems like he is all over the place and having trouble with command. Halladay was also 21 at the time when it seems like he figured it out at AAA and there is just no signs of Perez figuring it out. I know he is still young and maybe there could even be an argument to bring him up and let him grow at the big league level because is stuff is so good which I honestly dont mind doing for young guys. But what scares me is his increasing walk rate and decreasing strikeout rate. Those are two big things that a pitcher can control himself and they are on the decline....I would honestly be more inclined to trade him while his value is still high in a package that would net us a top starter. Maybe thats a knee-jerk reaction to looking at the stats he has provided over the last couple seasons, but I just dont see this guy being who we thought he would be (I will prob come to eat these words in like 2-3 years lol).
Because at 20, you don't want him to figure it out for another team. This is a potential Johan Santana you could be trading away.
hey guys just wondering what u think the ETA for Profar and Perez are