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Ben Broussard 1BRoyals

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 37)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .241 2 20 21 0 .227 -0.8
Birth Date9-24-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age38 years, 1 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.82014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 CLE 25 39 120 112 10 27 4 0 4 43 7 25 1 0 0 9 0 0 .241 .292 .384 .228 -3.4 -1.7 -0.5
2003 CLE 26 116 429 386 53 96 21 3 16 171 32 75 5 3 3 55 5 2 .249 .312 .443 .269 7.6 -3.6 0.4
2004 CLE 27 139 485 418 57 115 28 5 17 204 52 95 12 2 1 82 4 2 .275 .370 .488 .286 23.7 -5.7 1.8
2005 CLE 28 142 505 466 59 119 30 5 19 216 32 98 4 3 0 68 2 2 .255 .307 .464 .268 12.6 -4.2 0.8
2006 CLE 29 88 288 268 44 86 14 0 13 139 17 58 1 2 0 46 0 1 .321 .361 .519 .285 14.3 1.6 1.5
2006 SEA 29 56 177 164 17 39 7 0 8 70 9 45 2 2 0 17 2 0 .238 .282 .427 .235 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2007 SEA 30 99 264 240 27 66 10 0 7 97 17 50 4 3 0 29 2 0 .275 .330 .404 .259 2.0 -2.0 -0.0
2008 TEX 31 26 89 82 8 13 0 0 3 22 5 20 2 0 0 8 0 0 .159 .225 .268 .178 -6.6 -0.0 -0.7
Career70523572136275561114138796217146631154314157.263.324.450.26547.0-15.73.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1999 CLN A 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .643 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHT AA 0 141 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIL Rk 0 183 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .446 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHT AA 0 364 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 STO A+ 30 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 100 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 39 120 .228 .264 .322 .414 .257 .277 102 -4.1 3.2 -1 -1.7 -1.6 -3.4 -0.5 -3.4 -0.5
2002 BUF AAA 42 182 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LOU AAA 57 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .317 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 116 429 .269 .267 .329 .428 .262 .268 96 4 11.7 -8 -3.6 0.9 7.6 0.4 7.6 0.4
2003 BUF AAA 32 132 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 139 485 .286 .270 .335 .433 .260 .318 104 14.1 14.4 -9 -5.7 -0.8 23.7 1.8 23.7 1.8
2005 CLE MLB 142 505 .268 .266 .328 .425 .263 .284 100 4.5 14.5 -9 -4.2 -0.1 12.6 0.8 12.6 0.8
2006 CLE MLB 88 288 .285 .270 .330 .433 .254 .367 108 8.1 8.7 -5.2 1.6 -0.4 14.3 1.5 14.3 1.5
2006 SEA MLB 56 177 .235 .271 .333 .426 .255 .274 103 -4.9 5.3 -3.4 -0.0 -0.0 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2007 SEA MLB 99 264 .259 .263 .324 .413 .256 .317 96 -0.4 7.8 -3.8 -2.0 -0.6 2.0 -0.0 2.0 -0.0
2008 TEX MLB 26 89 .178 .268 .337 .419 .263 .169 112 -7.9 2.6 -1.6 -0.0 -0.1 -6.6 -0.7 -6.6 -0.7
2008 TEN AA 2 10 .252 .262 .331 .378 .251 .143 100 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2008 IOW AAA 16 69 .274 .283 .357 .459 .264 .317 119 1.1 2.1 -0.7 -1.4 0.5 3.4 0.2 3.4 0.2
2008 SWB AAA 64 267 .313 .263 .330 .398 .262 .293 87 17.6 9.1 -4.4 -4.3 -1.4 21.2 1.6 21.2 1.6
2009 CHR AAA 7 27 .176 .227 .300 .336 .224 .167 106 -2.5 0.8 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 -2.1 -0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2012 NAV Wnt 18 74 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 52 226 .280 .261 .328 .400 .264 .358 93 5 6.5 -4.2 -0.6 -2.6 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1999 CHT AA 141 26 27 5 0 8 21 11 41 1 0 .213 .291 .441 .228 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLN A 23 8 11 4 1 2 6 3 4 0 0 .550 .609 1.150 .600 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BIL Rk 183 39 59 11 2 14 48 34 30 1 0 .407 .530 .800 .393 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHT AA 364 64 73 8 4 14 51 72 78 15 2 .255 .415 .458 .203 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 STO A+ 125 14 25 5 0 5 21 16 31 0 0 .245 .369 .441 .196 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHT AA 425 81 113 27 0 23 69 61 69 10 3 .320 .431 .592 .272 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CLE MLB 120 10 27 4 0 4 9 7 25 0 0 .241 .292 .384 .143 .228 -3.4 -1.7 -0.5
2002 LOU AAA 230 31 51 14 1 11 30 31 50 4 1 .273 .401 .535 .262 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 BUF AAA 182 30 37 8 0 5 21 24 30 0 0 .242 .354 .392 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CLE MLB 429 53 96 21 3 16 55 32 75 5 2 .249 .312 .443 .194 .269 7.6 -3.6 0.4
2003 BUF AAA 132 17 30 2 1 3 15 9 29 3 0 .250 .308 .358 .108 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 485 57 115 28 5 17 82 52 95 4 2 .275 .370 .488 .213 .286 23.7 -5.7 1.8
2005 CLE MLB 505 59 119 30 5 19 68 32 98 2 2 .255 .307 .464 .208 .268 12.6 -4.2 0.8
2006 CLE MLB 288 44 86 14 0 13 46 17 58 0 1 .321 .361 .519 .198 .285 14.3 1.6 1.5
2006 SEA MLB 177 17 39 7 0 8 17 9 45 2 0 .238 .282 .427 .189 .235 -3.1 -0.0 -0.3
2007 SEA MLB 264 27 66 10 0 7 29 17 50 2 0 .275 .330 .404 .129 .259 2.0 -2.0 -0.0
2008 TEN AA 10 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .333 .252 0.4 0.1 0.1
2008 SWB AAA 267 44 66 18 1 13 46 18 45 1 0 .276 .350 .523 .247 .313 21.2 -4.3 1.6
2008 IOW AAA 69 14 16 2 0 3 13 7 16 0 0 .267 .343 .450 .183 .274 3.4 -1.4 0.2
2008 TEX MLB 89 8 13 0 0 3 8 5 20 0 0 .159 .225 .268 .110 .178 -6.6 -0.0 -0.7
2009 CHR AAA 27 0 3 0 0 0 2 3 5 1 0 .130 .231 .130 .000 .176 -2.1 -0.4 -0.2
2012 NAV Wnt 74 11 19 4 0 4 10 5 15 0 0 .297 .378 .547 .250 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 OMA AAA 226 20 59 14 0 2 24 22 42 0 1 .295 .363 .395 .100 .280 4.6 -0.6 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 303 0.5149 0.5215 0.7722 0.7115 0.3197 0.8378 0.6170 0.2278
Career3030.51490.52150.77220.71150.31970.83780.6170.2278

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2003-03-22 2003-04-06 15-DL 15 5 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 TEX $3,850,000
2007 SEA $3,550,000
2006 CLE, SEA $2,487,500
2005 CLE $365,000
2004 CLE $324,100
2003 CLE $303,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$10,879,600
6 yrTotal$10,879,600

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 80 dDerek Braunecker

Details
  • signed as a free agent from NYY 2/10/09 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from CHC 7/4/08 signed as a free agent from TX 6/12/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 5/15/08
  • designated for assignment 5/8/08 avoided arbitration 1/5/08, 1 year/$3.85M (08)
  • performance bonus:$30K each 475,500,525,550,575 plate appearances
  • acquired in trade from SEA 12/12/07 avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3.55M (07)
  • acquired in trade from CLE 7/06 (CLE pd SEA cash in deal)
  • re-signed 1/06, 1 year/$2,487,500 (06)+$50K bonuses ($25K each 525,550 plate appearances) avoided arbitration 1/06 ($2.6M-$2.2M)
  • re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.365M (05) (split contract $259,300 min) re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$M (05) 1 year/$0.3241M (04) recalled 5/03 1 year/$0.303M (03) 3/03
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 8/02 acquired in trade from CIN 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 40-m 10/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 528 53 142 29 2 4 48 45 101 1 1 .298 .359 .390 .275 11.9 1B -3 0.9
80o 501 47 125 26 1 3 43 40 99 1 1 .277 .336 .363 .258 3.0 1B -3 0.0
70o 482 43 114 23 1 3 40 36 98 1 1 .263 .320 .344 .246 -2.9 1B -3 -0.6
60o 465 40 106 22 1 3 37 34 96 1 1 .251 .306 .328 .235 -7.5 1B -3 -1.1
50o 450 37 99 20 1 3 35 31 95 1 1 .239 .293 .313 .225 -11.6 1B -3 -1.6
40o 435 35 91 19 1 2 33 29 93 1 1 .228 .280 .298 .215 -15.3 1B -3 -2.0
30o 418 32 83 17 1 2 30 26 92 1 0 .216 .267 .282 .205 -19.0 1B -3 -2.3
20o 399 29 74 15 1 2 28 24 89 1 0 .202 .250 .264 .192 -22.8 1B -2 -2.7
10o 372 24 64 13 1 2 24 20 86 1 0 .183 .228 .239 .175 -27.4 1B -2 -3.2
Weighted Mean45939103211336339611.246.301.322.231-9.31B -3-1.3

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 17% 8% 19% 41%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201538250225211111816550.225.277.291.213-1.8-14.5-0.6-3.611.8-22.1-1.6
201639250224910001716550.219.274.273.206-2.5-21.3-0.6-3.614.9-32.1-1.6
201740250215010101616560.216.270.266.203-2.7-23.4-0.6-3.614.9-34.2-1.6
201841250215010101616570.213.264.259.198-3.1-26.4-0.6-3.614.9-37.2-1.6
20194225021499101616570.214.268.260.199-3.0-25.5-0.6-3.614.9-36.3-1.6
20204325021499101517600.211.267.256.198-3.1-26.4-0.6-3.614.9-37.2-1.6
20214425021499101517600.210.264.254.196-3.2-27.5-0.6-3.614.9-38.3-1.6
20224525021489101516610.208.262.252.194-3.3-28.4-0.6-3.614.9-39.2-1.6
20234655145103191033361360.204.258.247.191-4.3-35.5-1.4-7.914.9-41.2-3.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.42.90.9out of baseball0.105.3

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 63)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 83 Jolbert Cabrera 2010 .000 DNP
2 80 Jason Wood 2007 .234
3 80 Pedro Swann 2008 .000 DNP
4 78 Chris Woodward 2013 .000 DNP
5 72 Manny Alexander 2008 .000 DNP
6 72 Timo Perez 2012 .000 DNP
7 72 Lou Merloni 2008 .000 DNP
8 71 Vance Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
9 67 Luis Figueroa 2011 .000 DNP
10 67 Corky Miller 2013 .272
11 66 Alberto Castillo 2007 .212
12 66 Jason Michaels 2013 .000 DNP
13 66 Ernie Young 2007 .000 DNP
14 66 Scott McClain 2009 .000 DNP
15 65 Michael Tucker 2008 .000 DNP
16 64 Chris Chambliss 1986 .289
17 64 Tino Martinez 2005 .268
18 64 Jeff Conine 2003 .281
19 64 So Taguchi 2007 .247
20 64 David Segui 2004 .262
21 64 Pedro Guerrero 1993 .000 DNP
22 64 Ray Boone 1961 .000 DNP
23 64 Joe Torre 1978 .000 DNP
24 64 Don Money 1984 .000 DNP
25 64 Jim Rice 1990 .000 DNP
26 63 Chris Coste 2010 .000 DNP
27 63 Tony Oliva 1976 .188
28 63 Dale Long 1963 .151
29 63 Ted Kluszewski 1962 .000 DNP
30 63 Miguel Cairo 2011 .269
31 63 Ken Huckaby 2008 .000 DNP
32 63 Chris Richard 2011 .000 DNP
33 62 J.T. Snow 2005 .258
34 62 Bobby Murcer 1983 .165
35 62 Ernie Banks 1968 .283
36 62 Keith Hernandez 1991 .000 DNP
37 62 Mark Sweeney 2007 .261
38 62 Bill Madlock 1988 .000 DNP
39 62 Johnny Grubb 1986 .359
40 62 Vic Wertz 1962 .317
41 62 Gary Matthews 1988 .000 DNP
42 62 Tito Francona 1971 .000 DNP
43 62 Jorge Orta 1988 .000 DNP
44 62 Robin Ventura 2005 .000 DNP
45 62 Tommy Davis 1976 .248
46 62 Rico Carty 1977 .275
47 62 Jose Morales 1982 .283
48 62 Wally Joyner 1999 .248
49 62 Will Clark 2001 .000 DNP
50 62 Fred McGriff 2001 .313
51 62 Ted Simmons 1987 .263
52 62 Dave Bergman 1990 .282
53 61 Cecil Cooper 1987 .240
54 61 Frank Thomas 1966 .023
55 61 Don Baylor 1986 .281
56 61 Raul Chavez 2010 .000 DNP
57 61 Ken Griffey 1987 .270
58 61 Bob Watson 1983 .300
59 61 Hal McRae 1983 .295
60 61 Andre Thornton 1987 .159
61 61 Pete Runnels 1965 .000 DNP
62 61 Eric Karros 2005 .000 DNP
63 61 Dusty Baker 1986 .239
64 61 Richie Hebner 1985 .211
65 61 Dave Philley 1957 .263
66 61 Rocky Nelson 1962 .000 DNP
67 60 Kirk Gibson 1994 .303
68 60 Jim Leyritz 2001 .000 DNP
69 60 Bob Boyd 1957 .308
70 60 Mickey Vernon 1955 .299
71 60 Al Oliver 1984 .255
72 60 Brian Jordan 2004 .206
73 60 Bud Stewart 1953 .314
74 60 Denny Walling 1991 .110
75 60 Rich Aurilia 2009 .190
76 60 Ken Boyer 1968 .292
77 60 Bobby Bonilla 2000 .266
78 60 B.J. Surhoff 2002 .273
79 60 Ruben Sierra 2003 .262
80 60 Doug Decinces 1988 .000 DNP
81 60 Carl Furillo 1959 .241
82 60 Jim Dwyer 1987 .302
83 60 Harold Baines 1996 .304
84 60 Todd Zeile 2003 .247
85 60 Sal Bando 1981 .250
86 60 Gary Redus 1994 .210
87 60 Juan Beniquez 1987 .235
88 60 Geoff Blum 2010 .250
89 59 Luis Polonia 2001 .000 DNP
90 59 Jose Molina 2012 .245
91 59 Eddie Murray 1993 .275
92 59 Skeeter Barnes 1994 .200
93 59 Steve Garvey 1986 .238
94 59 Scott Podsednik 2013 .000 DNP
95 59 Bill Skowron 1968 .000 DNP
96 59 Ben Oglivie 1986 .266
97 59 Lou Piniella 1981 .278
98 59 Henry Blanco 2009 .257
99 59 Ed Charles 1970 .000 DNP
100 59 Alan Ashby 1989 .182

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 Broussard's hopes for regular playing time in 2007 were largely extinguished by the offseason acquisition of Jose Vidro, only to be revived when Richie Sexson's plate approach turned into "blindfolded kid swinging at pi?ata." Unfortunately, Broussard wasn't able to seize the opportunity; his power went AWOL, and his defensive value remained nil. Dealt to Texas in December, he's likely to end up in a first-base platoon with Tigers cast-off Chris Shelton.
2007 The on-base ability Broussard showed in 2004 proved to be a fluke, attributable to 12 hit-by-pitches and a momentary spike in his walk rate. Broussard was having the best season of his career when the M`s picked him up in late July of last year, but his two months with the Mariners were ugly. Safeco is the biggest strikeout park in the majors, and Broussard`s strikeout rate rose by 25 percent as a Mariner, with most of those extra Ks coming at home. Even if Broussard can adjust to life in the Pacific Northwest, given his age and track record, his upside--we`ve said it before, but the comparison still holds--is Paul Sorrento.
2006 Broussard has been keeping first base warm for Michael Aubrey for the past three seasons, but with Aubrey indefinitely delayed, Broussard has turned into the guest that wouldn`t leave. Broussard`s strong finish in 2004 suggested the Tribe might have an embarrassment of riches at first base in 2005 and beyond, but with Aubrey`s injury, Broussard`s post-age-27 decline and Travis Hafner`s entrenchment at DH, Cleveland may soon be forced to turn to Plan D.
2005 Broussard clobbered the ball following the All-Star break (.300/.395/.595), at last fulfilling some of the expectations generated by a minor league career in which he was often mentioned in the same breath as Austin Kearns and Adam Dunnóall hail the glory of the age-27 season. Broussard should continue doing a swell Paul Sorrento impression until Aubrey arrives.
2003 People within the Indians organization fought with Russ Branyan for years, trying to change him into something he wasnít, questioning his character, and when they didnít like what they saw, eventually got him traded. This trade made sense when it seemed the Indians were almost certain to lose Thome to free agency, and for a brief moment Broussard was penciled in somewhere to start. Picking up Travis Hafner throws it all open again. Broussard is not a left fielder, and pounding the square peg into the round holeís no good for the peg, the hole, or the hammer. He draws walks like crazy, and he hits for power, so whatís not to like? Broussardís got a nice swing, but also does the hack-from-heels sometimes, which doesnít endear him to the ball-in-play crowd.
2002 After Broussard struggled through 2000 with a wrist injury, the Reds didnít like what they saw in spring training and shipped him to A ball at the start of the year to make a point. After he had a good month, they moved him back to Chattanooga. He has pole-to-pole power, hits to all fields, and could step into a big-league lineup right now without missing a beat. The question is whether the Reds will take a chance on him over Casey, who is popular but has less power than Broussard and will carry a hefty price tag.
2001 It's not as bad as it looks. Ben Broussard was hitting .353/.471/.565 when he broke his hand in May. After he came back he was terrible, hitting .214/.378/.413. That's not a hitter who's lost; it's one who's not swinging the bat properly. He's the reason Sean Casey is available and could be elsewhere by the trade deadline.
2000 Generating a .302 EqA in the Pioneer League is an otherworldly feat. Broussard is just a hitter with great bat speed; the Reds are messing with him in left field, but his future is at first base or DH, hitting line drives and trying not to get hurt when on the field. That Wilton is just silly, of course, based solely on the hottest two months of Broussardís life, but he is a B prospect.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Sin Soo Choo? Can he improve upon last years performance? Is last years performance even sustainable?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? (Marc Normandin)
2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Marc Normandin: Shin-Soo Choo is pretty great. I don't think he needs to improve on last year, given he's a legit line drive hitter with some power, on-base skills, great baserunning skills and the ability to play at least average defense. Can you believe that he was acquired for Ben Broussard? God Bless Seattle :)
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
It's funny, because he's the kind of player the current Seattle front office would drool over.

I have to wrap things up folks, as I have to finish some baseball-related things I was working on that made me late for the chat in the first place. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance the Reds are considering/will consider making Micah Owings a position player? Would that be a good, mediocre, or miserable idea?
(Scott from Ann Arbor, MI)
I really doubt they're considering anything of the sort, nor should they. Owings can be a valuable part of a big-league rotation, but might only make a mediocre first baseman or corner outfielder. It's easier to find a Ben Broussard type than a third or fourth starter. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)In that case, Jay, would you move Broussard to first base? I know his offense would be less valuable there and Chris Davis is imminent, but Taylor Teagarden is looming on the horizon as well-and that guy's as natural a catcher as we've had since Pudge.
(Or from Dallas)
IANOPG - I am not our prospects guy, Kevin Goldstein is. But from where i sit, I'd say that since the Rangers aren't about to threaten to win anything this year, their best shot is letting the kids develop. Salty looks as though he needs another year in the minors based on last season's performance; might as well make sure he gets 1B down while he's down there. Teagarden, though he rates highly as a defender, needs to show he can make it through a full season behind the plate. Davis, who just completed Double-A, certainly looks like a monster on paper, but besides his power he's got only marginal plate discipline (150/35 K/BB last year) and is a bad defender.

In other words, if I'm the GM it's time to meet your new stopgap 1B, Ben Broussard. (Jay Jaffe)


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