Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rumor Mill: Tigers On Verge of Landing Cabrera and Willis

Prospects galore going to Florida?
The Tigers and Marlins are hammering out the final details on an eight-player trade that would send third baseman Miguel Cabrera and left-handed starter Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for a left-hander Andrew Miller, outfielder Cameron Maybin and four other prospects.
My Oh My. Here is what Baseball Prospectus says about the main two rookies. Who, by the way, are the top two prospects in the entire Detroit system.

On sheer athleticism and tools, Maybin is the total package, with a brutal home park hurting his nonetheless impressive numbers, as evidenced by road line of .333/.416/.517. Excellent hand-eye coordination and big time raw power that should begin to show up more in games as he improves his pitch recognition. Plus-plus runner who almost effortlessly covers the outfield from gap to gap and has a strong arm.
Considered by many to be the best talent in the 2006 draft. 92-96 mph fastball has touched 98, while height and angular delivery add downward plane and strong deception. Hard slider features depth and tilt, with late, quick break out of the zone.
Update: ESPN/ Peter Gammons has reported that this is a done deal.

Update II: Mike Rabelo, catcher, is said to be one of the remaining 4 prospects.

Story Link: Nashville Confidential:
Hat Tip: The Big Blue Wrecking Crew:

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