Sunday, July 5, 2009

Name You Should Know: Scott Sizemore

Scott Sizemore, 24-years-old, has gone from middling prospect to the second baseman of the future for the Tigers.  Although Baseball America (BA) has him ranked as Detroit’s 7th best prospect, he had never shown the type offensive potential he is showing now.  scott sizemore picnikIn fact, it was widely thought that his Double-A teammate, Cale Iorg, the Tigers’ 3rd best prospect per BA, would reach the Majors before Sizemore.  After torching the AA-Eastern League for Erie (.307 AVG, .937 OPS in 228 ABs), Sizemore is continuing to flash for AAA-Toledo of the International League (.317, .897 in 85 ABs).  He only played in 53 games last year due to a broken wrist he sustained in July.  Looks to us like Scott’s making up for lost time.  With current Tigers 2B Placido Polanco (.255 AVG, .690 OPS) in the last year of his contract, and Iorg struggling with AA pitching (.219 BA, 80 SO, 16 BB, 278 ABs), one has to think Sizemore will get a good look in September.  At the least, his excellent on-base skills won’t hurt your team if you need a middle infielder down the stretch.

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