Sign me up.
Olt is the better prospect, but only because he can play 3B. Once you move Olt to the outfield, Martin should have more value there. You should still take Olt anyway if you're sure you can use him as a trade chip.
I'd rather go for Martin + Sardinas, though. I don't think they'd give up Olt + Sardinas.
Actually, Martin is only 5 months older than Olt, if that means anything. If I were Sandy, I'd back away from the request for Olt and ask for Martin instead. Look at their triple slash lines last year while on the same PCL team, facing the same pitchers.Quote:
Originally Posted by YoungStuna28
Olt - - .288/.398/.579/.977 - 421 PA, 100K, 61 BB = 4.21PA/K and 1.64K/BB
Martin .359/.422/.610/1.033 - 260 PAs, 39K, 24 BB = 6.67 PA/K and 1.63K/BB
I'd have to say that, although Olt strikes out more, their plate discipline seems about equal. Martin's career OBP at .388 is only 3 points behind Olt's, but that is purely because, in 2011 as a 23 yr old, Martin was brought up to face AAA pitching while Olt spent the year in High A Myrtle Beach.
Texas has an abundance of middle infield talent with Odor, Herrera, Profar, Andrus, etc. and since Sardinas just completed A ball, it shouldn't be a stretch to ask to include him in a deal.
Yeah the Texas League is not nearly as hitter's friendly as the PCL.
I don't think anyone would be disappointed with Olt either, he mashed in A Myrtle Beach which is not a particularly hitter's friendly league either.
But i get the sentiment of Martin and Sardinias, it's about quantity and quality.
The Mets can use as many potential bats in their lineup as they can find.
Projected 2015 Mets line-up
Interesting though, in Martin's time at AA Frisco, while 1/2 year younger than Olt was when he was with Frisco, his stats were pretty much as impressive as they were a year later in AAA.
A prospects value doesn't remain static. I'd love Drabek to be worth what he was when AA first acquired him but the fact of the matter is he is not.
Mejia like Drabek is a failed prospect at this point...
1. Scouts are split whether or not he profiles as a reliever or starter going forward.
2. Recently had TJ.
3. He's had command problems
4. His stuff hasn't translated we'll in higher leagues (k's).
For Buck offloading him and getting a failed prospect back is probably the best case scenario. Maybe, AA has to eat a little money to make that happen.
JPA is another story. While I don't expect to get an A prospect back for him we should be able to do better then Mejia. Probably one B or a couple of high upside C's.
If he is able to harness his stuff and pitch significantly better next year, there is really little reason why the Blue Jays would pass up on a potential middle of the rotation type pitcher for a catcher that will soon lose his position to their best hitting prospect.
Eventually Anthopoulos will have to make a decision on who he is dealing, D'Arnaud's stick won't keep him out of the lineup forever.
Too many ifs surrounding Mejia for him to have significant trade value.
For what it's worth I think Flores becomes our everyday 2nd baseman. He'll make the plays at 2nd, looks comfortable around the bag and as you know can flat out hit.
2. I don't see him as mid rotation type pitcher at this point. I don't see him as being better then JA Happ either right now.
The truth is, he'd start the season in AAA for us. We also have Hutchinson and Drabek coming off injury looking to be ready to comeback midseason. Hutchinson is better then Mejia right now. Drabek it's probably a toss up.
So Mejia would probably be 6th to start the season on our SP depth chart and 7th/8th by midseason.
3. Yes, but the demands for catchers will always be high. To be honest I'd rather keep JPA as insurance and as a backup C and platoon option with Lind... then just give him away. He's also under control until 2017 so there really is no urgency to deal him.
With that being said I think we'll get a much better offer then Mejia and I wouldn't be surprised if JPA is moved.
Mejia also gets a ton of grounders. The reason Mejia hasn't been able to get more Ks is because he falls behind early in the count. He still has a high upside because of the arm.