Found January 05, 2012 on
I had a trade-analysis article done. It was finished… But then Bud Black says that Carlos Quentin will be the Padres primary left-fielder.
Scrap article and start over…
In my first piece I argued that Quentin should play RF for the Padres thereby allowing Kyle Blanks to play LF thereby relegating Will Venable to either the bench or trade-bait status. But since the decision has been made to play Quentin in LF different analysis is required.
First, let’s look at Carlos Quentin. His career MLB slash-line is: .252/.346/.490. Furthermore his minor league slash line was: .314/.429/.527. This tells us that he has a considerable ceiling. I always look at what MLB players did in the minors (especially if a player has drastically divergent seasons, as is the case with Carlos).
In Carlos’ first MLB season, with Arizona, he hit .253/.342/.530 in 166 AB. In his second season, also with Arizona, he hit .214/.298/.349 in 229 AB… Then Carlos had one really good season with Chicago hitting .2...
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