Friday, July 29, 2011

Here's a scout who doesn't think too much of Hunter Pence

The Philadelphia Daily News' Paul Hagen talked to a scout who doesn't think too much of young Hunter Pence:

Not a fast bat . . . Needs to cheat a lot and therefore strikes out a lot . . . Not a high OPS guy . . . Would not protect [Ryan] Howard in the batting order . . . Not a guy I would like to pay a lot over the next 3 years like you would have to in [arbitration] . . . Not a great defensive player either. Not a premium guy worth giving up premium cheap future-salaried young players . . . I would trade the young guys if it was a guy with an OPS of .950 or above, more athletic with higher upside with a faster bat.

5 comments:

AstroBrit said...

hey, he's right. Sort of. Hope he doesn't tell the Phillies. Pence can still be a 5 WAR player which is nothing to be sniffed at.

but its the best your going to get, because players putting up Bautista like numbers don't get traded.

Anonymous said...

lol @ only trading for someone with an OPS over .950, there are 8 of those guys total in MLB.

Anonymous said...

Those sound more like the opinions of the writer rather than a scout, at least not a good scout. Most of those comments sound like they're based on watching one awful game.

Astros County said...

We also thought it was funny that one should only trade for a guy with a .950 OPS.

Anonymous said...

A little harsh, but not far from the truth.....the value for Pence will never be higher, if somebody wants to package a coupld of true garde A prospects (at any position), the Astros should pull the trigger