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The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros swapped 5 players, including 3 projected major leagues in a deal that should help Oakland in the near-term and Houston in the longer term. The Astros give up Jed Lowrie (who was by far their best player before being hurt around the All Star break) and rubber-armed Fernando Rodriguez (who led the Astros with 71 games pitched in 2012) to acquire coveted, power-hitting 1B prospect Chris Carter.
Chris Carter looks the part, but can he come through?
Carter yanked 16 home runs in only 260 plate appearances (would have been second on the Astros last year) Carter figures to take advantage of the Crawford Boxes (315 down the line in LF). The Astros get two other prospects in the deal. The A’s fill a glaring need at SS, Billy Beane was excited about adding Lowrie (from mlb.com)
“You look at last year, what he did in Houston, he’s always had good power for a guy that plays in the middle of the infield,” said A’s general manager Billy Beane. “It’s just hard to find that kind of power [in a guy] that can play the middle infield.”
Oakland’s Brandon Moss figures to benefit by getting full time duty at 1B (21 home runs in 2012) so the A’s lineup gets a much needed boost without affecting production from that position significantly.
Carter, at age 26, figures to need to prove he can hit at the major league level or else become one of those guys who never quite reached his potential.
Switch-hitting Lowrie upgrades the A’s lineup instantly
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