Today at the Prospect Stock Watch we take a look at three outfield prospects — including one who has already been impacted (indirectly) by the trade deadline, as well as an impressive infielder in Seattle.
Lewis Brinson, OF, Rangers: The big Cole Hamels traded netted the Phillies some impressive prospects including outfielder Nick Williams. He was a step ahead of Brinson, who was in A-ball, on the depth chart but I would have personally preferred the latter in a deal such as this. Brinson is a plus center-fielder with speed at 20+ home run potential. But, like Williams, he’s had contact issues in the past but they’ve improved in 2015. Two warnings: His gaudy numbers have come in a very strong hitting environment and his current BABIP is more than .400. With the move of Williams, it’s been reported that Brinson will move up to Double-A. With Leonys Martin’s contract up at the end of the year, it might behoove the club to hold onto him for one more year (through arbitration) and then hope Brinson, 21, is ready for The Show in 2017. [Value Up]
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