Tryptamine wrote:Brinson has had bust written on him for a while. He just can't make enough contact and his bat isn't loud enough to justify it. The 2nd deal I'd still probably do honestly. I'd still probably do Margot+Lamet too.
I think Brinson's woes are balanced by Alzolay's, and are probably easier to solve and/or work with with the whole power over hit profile that litters the lineup. Throw in that his home park's been super mean to hitters since opening and I think he's more change of scenery than bust. I do see what you're saying though, and maybe a little thirsty to find the next Aaron Hicks
We Got The Whole 9 wrote:For as much as you harp on prospect K rates it just doesnt make sense to me that you would suggest going after Brinson. He also cant hit spin, at all, so we should stay the hell away.
However I do like the other 2 deals. But I'm not sure the Padres would.
I fully hopped on the Brinson wagon after he went .331/.400/.562 with a sub-20% K rate in AAA at 23 in 2017. I was interested when drafted as basically a Brennen Davis premium frame premium athlete type, found him overrated over those contact issues when he nonetheless went .332/.403/.601 across High A/AA/AAA at 21 and hit the national lists, he had a strong low K AFL that year, and yeah eventually got back on the wagon...There's not a whole lot of guys in baseball right now who even might handle CF full time, hit, and hit for power so Brinson gets a little added interest there
Yeah, after dealing Reyes the Padres are probably much much less likely to deal Margot than they maybe were