Sunday, April 19, 2009

FanGraphs ranks the Astros' farm system somewhere below the Pawtucket Red Sox' farm system

I'll give a nod of the head to the Crawfish Boxes for having this article linked. It's pretty interesting. Fair and balanced headline: Houston...What Are You Doing?

Conclusion?
No, Sutton is probably not going to be a perennial All-Star at the Major League level. He may top out as a utility player not unlike Mr. Keppinger. However, he has the potential to be much, much more. But Houston either does not see that, or understand how that might be more valuable than a dime-a-dozen, established utility player with limited defensive skills whose value lies in hitting southpaws (.354 career vs .261). At the end of the day, it’s yet another questionable move for Houston, which has a laughable minor league system. And the Cincinnati Reds organization continues to overflow with minor league talent and depth.

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