Top European Prospects in the Major Leagues

1. Greg Halman, Mariners (Netherlands) OF

The one true legitimate prospect who may become the first European player to play in a major league All star game. He is the top prospect of the Mariners according to Baseball America. As a 17 year old in the Dutch Professional League he won the MVP award, almost winning the Triple Crown. The Mariners swooped in after that and signed him for $130,000.

He advanced to AA this year, hitting .268 with 10 homeruns. As he develops, he has the potential to be a 30-30 player in the major leagues (29 homeruns and 31 stolen bases in 2008). Greg shows off all five tools, but is not dominant with any one tool. The two downsides to watch are his strikeouts as he still has not learned pitch recognition and his temper. Sometimes Greg thinks he should be doing more with his talent and he gets frustrated when his talent fails him. He played in the Arizona Fall League and struggled with a .217 average, hitting only .167 against right handed pitching, with three homruns and five stolen bases. He will probably see some additional time in AA.

水手農場最近比較好的產物,好像都到其他隊發展了,像是Adam JonesAsdrubal Cabrera秋信守,希望換了GM後,能看到多一點的農作物在水手表現。

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