Jason Pridie- #92
3rd major league season (11 games)
6'1" 205 pounds
Bats L/Throws R
The Good: He is fast, and stole 25 bases last year (100+ SB over the past 4 years), and can play all three outfield positions well (Totalzone, which is the main fielding metric for the minor leagues, has him at +63 over the past 4 years). Has gap power and hit 16 triples in 2008 (5 in 121 games in 2009).
The Bad: Walks too little, strikes out too much (85 k's, 19 walks last year, 152 ks and 30 walks in 2008). Was originally a Devils Ray pick, released after 2 years, picked up by the Twins and was released after 2 years. Doesn't have the plate discipline to succeed as of now.
Role: Another 4th or 5th outfielder in the Jeremy Reed mold; will spend most/all of the year in AAA waiting for an injury/seeing if he can stop striking out so much.
With that, all the position players on the 40-man roster has been previewed. Here are the links to the other outfielders:
Gary Matthews Jr.
I have 17 pitchers on the 40 man roster to write up, and opening day is 13 days away. So I'm a few days behind my goal, but I'll get it done. Hope you guys have been enjoying these, and continue to add your comments or thoughts on these players/expectations.