19 April, 2006

MLB debut - Reggie Abercrombie

Meanwhile, back with the rookie laden Florida Marlins, 4 April saw another fresh fish out of water.

Center fielder Reggie Abercrombie started in the 11-2 victory at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Batting 8th, Abercrombie went 2 for 5 with a run scored.

Abercrombie is another toolsy Marlin outfielder though he was originally drafted by the Dodgers. He's now with his third organisation and at 25 is not really a prospect any longer. For all his athletic ability, strong arm and great speed, Abercrombie displays the usual negative toolsy traits of no plate discipline, long swing, weak average and worse OBP. His strike out numbers were down last season at Carolina, though 2005 was his third part season at AA. His walk totals were horrid though his power production was adequate.

A modest career as a fourth/fifth outfielder or AAA organisation man awaits.

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Addendum: Donutball will do a short roundup of debutants in the near future, but just to let you know Abercrombie did go yard tonight and brought his average close to the Mendoza line.


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