Sunday, June 13, 2010

Austin Trades Again

Austin moved a step closer to completing its catcher-by-committee, getting its Season 10 backup/platooner Evan Peterson, for cash and last year's first-rounder, Jeff Diaz.

Peterson's accurate arm and savvy pitch-calling have kept him in the majors for 5 years, although he can hit lefties at least a little. He hit .285 for Austin in Season 10 and got a career-high 435 AB's for Syracuse in Season 13.

Diaz was the 28th pick in last year's draft. He's an OF who projects to have terrific range, but probably not a good enough glove to handle CF. He could develop a decent batting eye and a good ability to drive the ball; the big question is whether he'll make contact enough.

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