Showing posts with label Jose Tabata. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jose Tabata. Show all posts

Friday, July 25, 2008

Trade Analysis

So you all know the trade right now: Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Phil Coke and George Kontos. While it's hard to say for sure until a few years from now, I would say the Yankees won this trade. Nady is a good righty bat who will step in and help immediatley. The same goes for Marte, as he gives us the good lefty we have wanted all year, and gives us an excuse to DFA LaTroy Hawkins. Also, these are not rentals. Marte has a $6 million option for next year, and will probably be a type A free agent if the Yankees let him walk. Nady still has two arbitration years left, and could step in as the everyday right fielder next year if Bobby Abreu walks. He also gives us some versatility because he can play first base. Now to the guys we sent away. Tabata is the centerpiece of this deal. He could be great, but he could just as easily be bad. He is nineteen years old, and has some nice tools, but he's almost all projection at this point, and probably wouldn't have helped the big club very soon anyway. Some people are very high on Ross Ohlendorf, but I am not. I think he could be a solid number three starter one day, but I believe that is his ceiling. That's valuable, but the Yankees have a crowded future rotation, which may become more crowded if the Yankees sign CC Sabathia. I see Coke and Kontos as spare parts who may be number five starters or decent middle relievers one day, but could very easily flame out in the minors.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Yankees' Top 30 Prospects

Baseball America's prospect handbook came out today and here are the Yankees Top 30 Prospects: (From Pete Abraham)

1. Joba Chamberlain, RHP
2. Austin Jackson, OF
3. Jose Tabata, OF
4. Ian Kennedy, RHP
5. Alan Horne, RHP
6. Jesus Montero, C
7. Jeff Marquez, RHP
8. Brett Gardner, OF
9. Ross Ohlendorf, RHP
10. Andrew Brackman, RHP
11. Mark Melancon, RHP
12. Humberto Sanchez, RHP
13. Dellin Betances, RHP
14. Dan McCutchen, RHP
15. Kevin Whelan, RHP
16. Carmen Angelini, SS
17. George Kontos, RHP
18. Ivan Nova, RHP
19. Collin Curtis, OF
20. Jairo Heredia, RHP
21. Juan Miranda, 1B
22. Austin Romine, C
23. Francisco Cervelli, C
24. Dave Robertson, RHP
25. Mike Dunn, LHP
26. J.B. Cox, RHP
27. Mitch Hilligoss, INF
28. Scott Patterson, RHP
29. Edwar Ramirez, RHP
30. Zach McAllister, RHP

That's pretty impressive. I think numbers 11-13 would probably make most teams top 10 lists. In the overall top 50 (top 100 comes out soon) Joba is 3, Tabata is 22 and A-Jax is 40. I'm not sure why Jackson is ahead of Tabata on the Yankees' list but not on the overall list. The Yankees' farm system was ranked fifth overall, which is pretty damn good for a team that just recently started hanging on to their prospects.