Monday, April 18, 2011

The Jerry Sands Era Starts Early

This is pretty big news for fans keeping an eye towards Albuquerque. One of our top offensive prospects, Jerry Sands, has just been called up to be our regular left fielder (I state this since you don't bring up a guy like this to sit on the bench while risking waivers on another prospect you are sending down). What makes this especially notable is that it appears to have been originally announced on the Dodgers Twitter feed first. I only state this since MLB Trade Rumors- who always seems to be on the ball when it comes to this -made note of that fact.
From MLB Trade Rumors-
Sands, 23, has five home runs and a .400/.422/.875 line in the early going at Triple-A. Albuquerque is a good place to hit, but Sands' power should translate to other parks. He hit 35 homers in Double-A and Class A last year, posting a .981 OPS in 590 total plate appearances. He placed sixth on Baseball America's preseason list of top Dodgers prospects because of his "plus power to all fields." He profiles as a solid everyday left fielder or first baseman, according to BA.
Let's hope his hot start in Albuquerque translates into immediate success in LA. We could really use the help.

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