Monday, February 7, 2011

Top FA 3B

  1. Otto Sorrento
    Sorrento has horrible range at the "hot corner", but he makes the plays on the balls he can get to. Slow as molasses, he's not going to beat out many IF hits. He's got solid power (79 career HR) and a solid ability to make contact (.272 career hitter). He's got an average eye. Where he really shines is the ability to drive the ball well as evidenced by 149 extra-base hits in 3 seasons.
  2. Ben Walcutt
    Another guy with horrible range, he isn't nearly as good defensively as Sorrento. Walcutt really should be in a COF spot. He's slow. Decent durability. He does a solid job of making contact, while he doesn't have much power. He's got a good eye, and does see the ball well.
  3. Eric Castillo (Signed w/Arizona; 2 years, $10.4M)
    By far the best defender of the group, Castillo has solid range, glove, and arm strength to combine with great accuracy. He's durable. His knowledge and recognition of the strike zone leaves a lot to be desired, while he does a solid job of making contact and hitting with some power. He's better against LHP than RHP. He's got average speed. He's a career .284 hitter with 92 2B, 7 3B, and 45 HR in his career.

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