Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chris Johnson traded to Diamondbacks

The overhaul continues - Houston has announced today that they've traded third baseman Chris Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for AA outfielders Bobby Borchering and Marc Krauss.

Borchering, 21, is a 6'3", 200 lb. switch-hitting corner outfielder converted from a 1B/3B earlier in his pro career. He's struggled to a .130/.183/.208 line in 77 AB since getting promoted to AA Mobile, but he put up a .277/.340/.534 line with 18 HR and 60 RBI in 307 AB at High A Visalia before that. He was Arizona's 1st round pick (16th overall) in the 2009 draft out of Bishop Verot HS in Fort Myers, FL.

Krauss, 24, is a 6'2", 235 lb. left-handed corner outfielder who has also seen a bit of time at 1B. Krauss has a .283/.416/.509 line with with 15 HR and 61 RBI in 346 AB for AA Mobile this year. He was a 2nd-round pick (64th overall) in Arizona's 2009 draft out of Ohio University in Athens, OH.

Yesterday's waiver claim Steve Pearce will take CJ's spot on the 25-man roster today.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! You can never have too many mediocre minor league guys! Things are looking up.

Anonymous said...

Steve Pearce?

Jeff said...

no wonder everyone here posts as anonymous, because you have no clue what you're talking about. Take a look around at scouting reports, and see what they are saying about these two. Though they both strike out too much, it seems both of their floors are Chris Johnson. You can't trade crap and get gold

Blinutne said...

I second your sentiments, Jeff. I don't get how you can criticize trading mediocre-at-best players for young prospects with some potential. The Astros don't have great players to trade for top prospects, so given what they have to work with, we should be pretty satisfied with what we've gotten.

Anonymous said...

I don't care one way or another about this trade, as I don't care for Johnson, or have any certainty on what they got in return, but saying both their floors are Chris Johnson is completely ignorant of either what "floor" means of what Johnson is. It also assumes a complete idiot on the other side of the trade, which I assure you is not true.

There is a distinct probability that neither of these guys ever has a major league career. You may not be anonymous, but you sure don't know much about this stuff.

Anonymous said...

Now that Wallace has been called up I'm fine with the deal. I was the first Anon. I simply didn't like the deal before because it seemed like a trade for the sake of a trade. Now that I see it was to make room for Wallace I'm fine with it.