Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Beneath The Surface Of The Reddick-Bailey Deal
a little deeper look at the transaction by examining the performance of the two prospects the Sox sent to Oakland in the deal—Miles Head and Raul Alcantara. The 21-year old Head (projected as a first or third baseman) had a monster year—hitting .382 with 18 home runs in High A, before coming back to earth in AA. Alacantara (still only 20) was spotty in his Single-A stint—but has a plus fastball (90-95 MPH) and is seen as a solid potential starter down the road. So, while it's easy to look at the surface impact of the deal, it could get much worse for Boston.