Over at Prospect Insider, Jason Churchill has some notes up on Esty Peguero, one of the highest paid members of this year's "weak" j2 signing class:
Peguero, according to a White Sox scout, should have no problems playing second base, but could end up at third or in right field, depending on how he develops physically over the next 4-6 years.I asked the scout to compare Peguero to Carlos Triunfel and this is what he said."Similar talent at the plate at the same age. But Esty is a little better athlete and has a better frame for which to add strength and sustain his athleticism. Triunfel has the better arm and bat speed, but it's close. Esty's swing is fluid, though, and boy, BP is fun to watch. And he's legitimate, by the way.
.280 with 20-25 homers and 20 steals. He's got a lot of upside."
I haven't given it a lot of thought just yet, but Peguero has a chance to be the No. 4 prospect in the entire system...
And a lobby note about TX at the Winter Meetings:
"They better hope Texas doesn't keep Lee and get younger at the same time," quipped one agent. "I hear them (Rangers) connected to every good player left on the market as of today (Thursday). They will not sit still, Lee or no Lee, Greinke or no Greinke. If they miss out on both, they'll look at Pavano, or try to trade for Garza -- or both. And at some point they will look for offense.