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Lars Anderson 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 56 .167 .268 .188 79 0.0
Birth Date9-25-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 BOS 22 18 43 7 1 0 0 7 8 0 0 0 .200 .326 .229 81 -0.9 0.5 0.4 0.0
2011 BOS 23 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 62 -0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
2012 BOS 24 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 79 -0.2 0.3 -0.3 0.0
Career30568100714000.167.268.18879-1.30.90.20.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 GRN A SAL 124 533 .263 .334 .399 .363 113 18.8 15.9 -10.2 126 0 5.2 -1.0 17.6 2.8
2007 LNC A+ CLF 10 47 .280 .359 .449 .440 131 3.9 2.0 -1.3 136 0 0.0 0.5 2.8 0.4
2008 LNC A+ CLF 77 358 .280 .347 .429 .367 111 20.9 10.7 -6.8 142 0 4.8 -0.7 8.4 1.6
2008 PME AA EAS 41 163 .267 .343 .404 .435 100 10 5.2 -3.3 149 0 -2.2 -1.3 7.6 0.6
2009 PME AA EAS 119 512 .263 .340 .394 .293 95 -5.2 14.5 -9.3 82 0 -1.5 0.1 -8.3 -0.5
2010 BOS MLB AL 18 43 .256 .323 .405 .250 112 -2 1.2 -0.8 81 12 0.4 0.5 -0.9 0.0
2010 PME AA EAS 17 71 .251 .338 .400 .415 106 8.1 2.0 -1.3 162 0 -2.0 -0.7 4.7 0.3
2010 PAW AAA INT 113 462 .262 .328 .407 .334 95 0.1 14.1 -9 109 0 -5.5 -6.5 5.3 -0.2
2011 BOS MLB AL 6 5 .244 .324 .386 .000 111 -1.2 0.1 -0.1 62 9 0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.0
2011 PAW AAA INT 136 577 .261 .329 .400 .322 92 12.5 17.9 -11.5 122 0 1.2 -4.4 13.7 1.6
2012 BOS MLB AL 6 8 .242 .320 .401 .200 109 -1.2 0.2 0 79 9 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.0
2012 COH AAA INT 18 69 .249 .329 .385 .275 110 -2.9 2.1 -1.3 117 0 0.6 0.3 9.2 1.1
2012 PAW AAA INT 93 401 .262 .329 .398 .320 96 9.9 11.9 -6.8 113 0 -1.2 -0.2 7.0 1.1
2013 CHR AAA INT 66 266 .251 .319 .382 .271 99 -16 7.6 -3.8 66 0 1.1 -0.4 -12.8 -0.9
2014 TEN AA SOU 37 141 .256 .323 .383 .359 103 6.7 3.9 -1.9 133 0 -0.7 -2.3 2.9 0.2
2014 IOW AAA PCL 34 101 .261 .334 .391 .318 90 4.5 3.0 -1.8 119 0 3.1 0.4 1.7 0.6
2015 TUL AA TEX 130 548 .257 .325 .387 .279 102 15.6 14.7 -9.2 129 0 9.7 -1.8 6.3 2.1
2015 OKL AAA PCL 3 11 .262 .317 .374 .000 79 -2 0.3 -0.2 48 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2016 TUL AA TEX 88 302 .250 .318 .374 .306 95 9.5 8.1 -4.5 135 0 5.0 -2.2 4.7 1.2
2016 OKL AAA PCL 8 29 .254 .324 .380 .286 83 0.6 0.8 -0.5 75 0 -0.5 0.1 -1.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 LNC A+ CLF 47 35 13 12 2 0 1 17 9 11 9 0 0 .343 .500 .486 .143 0 0
2007 GRN A SAL 533 458 69 132 35 3 10 203 69 71 112 2 4 .288 .386 .443 .155 0 0
2008 PME AA EAS 163 133 27 42 13 0 5 70 30 29 43 1 0 .316 .438 .526 .211 0 0
2008 LNC A+ CLF 358 306 58 97 19 1 13 157 50 46 64 0 0 .317 .411 .513 .196 0 0
2009 PME AA EAS 512 447 50 104 23 0 9 154 51 63 114 2 0 .233 .329 .345 .112 0 0
2010 PME AA EAS 71 62 13 22 5 0 5 42 16 7 16 1 1 .355 .420 .677 .323 0 0
2010 PAW AAA INT 462 409 49 107 32 3 10 175 53 44 109 2 2 .262 .342 .428 .166 0 0
2010 BOS MLB AL 43 35 4 7 1 0 0 8 4 7 8 0 0 .200 .326 .229 .029 1 0
2011 BOS MLB AL 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 577 491 65 130 31 2 14 207 78 80 120 5 0 .265 .369 .422 .157 3 0
2012 COH AAA INT 69 56 4 11 5 0 0 16 7 9 18 0 0 .196 .319 .286 .089 2 0
2012 PAW AAA INT 401 340 49 88 22 2 9 141 52 56 89 1 0 .259 .359 .415 .156 5 0
2012 BOS MLB AL 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2013 CHR AAA INT 266 227 20 44 7 0 2 57 14 33 72 1 0 .194 .302 .251 .057 2 1
2014 IOW AAA PCL 101 87 12 25 5 0 4 42 19 11 18 0 0 .287 .370 .483 .195 1
2014 TEN AA SOU 141 124 14 39 11 1 2 58 12 16 20 0 0 .315 .390 .468 .153 1
2015 TUL AA TEX 548 449 52 111 34 0 14 187 65 91 92 3 2 .247 .374 .416 .169 5 0
2015 OKL AAA PCL 11 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .000 0 0
2016 TUL AA TEX 302 262 40 71 18 0 7 110 46 38 48 1 0 .271 .361 .420 .149 2 0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 29 24 4 5 1 0 1 9 2 5 9 2 0 .208 .345 .375 .167 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 174 0.5287 0.3736 0.7538 0.5217 0.2073 0.8333 0.5294 0.2462 -0.0047
2011 22 0.6364 0.4091 0.5556 0.4286 0.3750 0.6667 0.3333 0.4444 -0.0013
2012 32 0.6250 0.5000 0.7500 0.7000 0.1667 0.7857 0.5000 0.2500 -0.0001
Career2280.55260.39480.73410.53770.21780.81050.50640.2659-0.0037

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-17 2014-07-12 Minors 56 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 53 dSFX1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 2/1/13 after being DFA by Arizona 1/24/13. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 2/25/13 after being DFA by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13. Signed by Toronto 3/13. DFA by Toronto 3/29/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 4/1/13. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Toronto 4/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Boston 3/9/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Boston 7/31/12. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Cleveland 12/11/12.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2011). Re-signed by Boston 3/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Boston 9/6/10.
  • Drafted by Boston 2006 (18-553) (Jesuit HS, Carmichael, Calif.). $0.825M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 Once viewed as an elite prospect, Anderson checked in at a high of 17 on both the Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America lists in 2009. He then suffered through a terrible season at Double-A as a 21-year-old, with a 673 OPS, easily his worst as a pro, and despite a 2010 rebound, his stock has been tumbling since. Entering his age-25 season, the year when prospects meet the fork in the road and become either major leaguers or former prospects, Anderson is desperately hoping to regain the third and most important of the true outcomes that he used to possess: power. It showed up as a force in his game just once, though, and that was way back in 2008.
2012 Anderson has always been passive at the plate, to the point that even Gandhi wants to know what his deal is. That passivity and his long swing hurt him in 2010 and in the first half of 2011. While his bat sped up a little thanks to a less mechanical-looking approach, he remains as laid back as ever at the dish: he isn't swinging on pitches he should mash, the ones that would give him the power numbers needed from a first baseman. If not for the aborted Rich Harden deal, the Red Sox would have their 40-man spot back, and Anderson would have an opportunity with another team—something he is unlikely to see in Boston, given Adrian Gonzalez.
2011 In his first full season at Triple-A, Anderson hit an offensive wall much like the one he'd encountered in his first full campaign at Double-A, posting an un-first-baseman-like line and barely cracking double digits in homers. Lefty-friendly Pawtucket didn't warm up to the would-be southpaw slugger, who did most of his damage on the road, and portsiders put him on ice (.215/.261/.299 in 107 at-bats). Still just 23, Anderson continued to display advanced patience at the plate, even in his September stint with Boston, but his power potential remains in question. He'll need to mash to become a mainstay in the majors, and since his lone season with an ISO of at least .200 and a slugging percentage above .500 owed much to the high-octane environs of Lancaster, his prospect status doesn't weather park adjustments any better than his stats.
2010 The top prospect in the Red Sox’s system entering 2009 (and our 17th overall in last year's top 50), Anderson had hit .304/.404/.480 across three levels in his first two professional seasons, but during his repeat of Double-A, a back injury caused him to struggle for the first time in May. Despite a rebound in June, prospect hunters were already asking "what happened to Lars?" when he hit the All-Star break batting .272/.366/.413. A deeply intelligent and sensitive young man, Anderson didn’t handle the doubters well, and suffered a complete collapse in the second half, batting .154/.250/.208 after the break. He looked stiff and unathletic, perhaps due to the residual effects of the back, or simply because he was pressing. Either way, he has a lot to prove in 2010, but no longer has that number-one prospect tag to live up to.
2009 Though Anderson was projected as a slugger after being drafted in 2006, his first professional season saw him leave the power in batting practice and take the strikeouts into the games. His second season was almost a reversal, thanks to a significant jump in isolated power and a reduction in punchouts at Lancaster. While Lancaster is a hitter's paradise, Anderson's power came with him to Double-A Portland, but the high strikeout rate returned. To some degree this is a consequence of his selectivity, for good and bad. Given his youth, there's no reason not to look to the future with anticipation. Anderson has middle of the order potential, and should get a look in 2009 with the expectation that he'll be Boston's everyday first baseman the following year.
2008 Anderson showed extraordinary plate discipline in his first pro season; he's expected to hit for more power as he ages as well. So, while he's maxed out defensively at first base, he may well hit enough to be a monster there.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Dayan Viciedo had been in this year's Home Run Derby, how many home runs would he have hit?
(Josh from Wisconsin)
I remember arguing on the internet about whether Dayan Viciedo would be better than Lars Anderson. I guess Viciedo was by default.

Dayan is slugging .439 in Japan as we speak so as much as I wanted to just grab this question and say 50 with caps lock and exclamation points, I have to imagine he'd hit like 3-5 and get knocked out. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2012-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Im wondering after all the "overhyped" red sox prospects am i foolish to get excited by will middlebrooks,xander bogaerts and brandon jacobs? Thoughts??
(jr from mass)
Who are these "overhyped" prospects of which you speak? A quick glance at Kevin's Top 11s shows that the 2007 list had Ellsbury, Pedroia, Bard,and Buchholz, 2008 had Ellsbury, Reddick, Masterson (and Middlebrooks), etc. I suppose Lars Anderson could qualify as a bust, but he's still only 24. What happened with Ryan Westmoreland couldn't have been predicted, so I'd be uncomfortable calling him overhyped. They dealt Rizzo and Kelly to San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez, and those guys are still playing well. If I'm a Red Sox fan, I'm happy with the job they've done in developing players for their own roster as well as leveraging extra talent to acquire other pieces. (Bradley Ankrom)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Make or break year for Lars Anderson in 2011?
(Phil from NJ)
Yes, but obviously, he now has no future in Boston, so the make is simply making himself a trade chip. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Lars Anderson in the Boston system? Trade bait, maybe he comes back strong this coming season?
(LPD from Chicago)
Trade bait. The Adrian Gonzalez extension is going to happen, and the sooner the Sox convert Anderson's increasingly stale plaudits into something they can use, the better. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What about Lars Anderson to the Nats for a reliever not named Storen?
(comish4lif from Wash., DC)
I'd take a pass; the Nats can do better than settling for Lars Anderson. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Now that the Sox have Gonzalez, what happens to Lars Anderson now? HOw much longer until he's traded? July?
(richardkr34 from St. Paul)
Lars Anderson wasn't going to be the first baseman in Boston whether they got Adrian Gonzalez or not, because Anthony Rizzo was the first baseman of the future. Chances are good he will sit in Triple-A until someone wants to take a chance on him as part of a larger deal. (Marc Normandin)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)So, what the hell happened to Lars? I know Rizzo's passed him on the depth chart, but what's your explanation (or Kevin's) for his lack of progress?
(Casey from Memphis)
I kind of gave up on the idea of Lars Anderson: Future Red Sox First Baseman after 2008. He was still young enough where the power could come, but he hadn't shown any to that point, and the kind of hitter he is (and the kind of swing he has) didn't have me convinced it was going to develop. I know I'm not the only one who was down on him either, as Kevin had Rizzo ranked ahead of Anderson even before this season.

Every time Lars Anderson is mentioned as an important, potential trade chip by a fan to a beat writer on Twitter, I giggle a little, because that's just not his value. (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who hangs up first? Ianetta for Bowden & Lars Anderson? Ethier for Ellsbury, Bowden & Lars? Posey for Ellsbury? Mejia & FMart for Bowden & Lars? thanks for answering
(mo from las vegas)
I think Brian Sabean gives you the quick hang-up on that one. He ain't trading Buster Posey. (Bradford Doolittle)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Did Lars Anderson and Eric Hosmer show any cause for optimism this spring training? Signs that they're figuring things out?
(mikemcduffe from ottawa)
I actually got some nice reviews on both of them for what it's worth. It's way to early to totally give up on either. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)KG, Who do you like more to bounce back next year, Lars Anderson or Eric Hosmer?
(Sacha from Scapa Flow)
I love this question, just because I stared it for at least a minute while trying to come up with an answer. I give Anderson a SLIGHT edge, but only because he's at least had some past pro success. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who disappointed you more this year, myself or Lars Anderson?
(Tiger Woods from Undisclosed Location )
If Tiger Woods disappointed you, you might want to get out of baseball. I don't care who your favorite team is, go over to MLB.com and click on their 40 man roster. You know how many of them are doing what Tiger did on one level or another? Somewhere around half. These are crazy rich, generally good looking and fit professional athletes. I'm not approving of, or condoning the behavior in any way, but the only difference between Tiger and about 2,000 other pro athletes across a myriad of sports is that he's maybe the biggest star there is, and he GOT CAUGHT. Rant over, moving on. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What has been the toughest call so far in the rankings?
(brian from brooklyn)
The toughest calls are usually players who are coming off well below expectation years, like Lars Anderson and Dayan Viciedo. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)I realize Lars Anderson's stock has gone through the floor, but how could he have struggled so much at the same level he hit well at a year earlier?
(Sonoma from David)
Small sample size last year? Physical differences in swing? Psychological issues of profound slump? All of the above? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Lars Anderson still project as a middle of the order bat or is he more of 2nd division talent now?
(Nater1177 from Philly )
I wouldn't be horribly concerned with the performance is the scouting reports weren't so bad as well. I think he's way, way down. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with Lars Anderson? How far has his stock dropped this year as a result of a mediocre showing? Does he still maintain the high upside or has this year exposed some bigger questions?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
I'm hearing a LOT of questions from scouts that have seen him. Being a first base prospect is a nasty business. You don't have to be good offensively, you have to be a MASHER -- a guy that projects in the middle of a big league lineup, or what are you really? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you take Josh Reddick over Lars Anderson?
(judyblum from MA)
Yup. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you hearing any reason to be concerned about Lars Anderson and his cold start?
(Rob from Alaska)
I'm more concerned that I was talking to a scout the other day and he told me he thought Morrison was the most overrated prospect in baseball. Obviously, that's just one guy talking, but it's worth noting. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Just clarifying re: Lars Anderson -- the scout said Anderson was overrated, or were you referring back to the Morrison question above the Anderson one. And if it's Anderson, did the scout say what, specifically seemed overrated?
(JJO from Virginia)
He thought Anderson was way overrated. Saw him as surprisingly stiff and unathletic, called him the kind of guy who turns 40 when he's 26. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox for the fruit of their farm system? That would be a winner for everybody!
(Phillip from Anatolia)
That's so tempting, but with Lars Anderson on the way, I'm not sure it's a good move for the Red Sox. Gonzalez is amazing, but when you balance what they would have to give up to acquire him and then measure that against what Anderson could give you... (Marc Normandin)
2009-03-19 15:00:00 (link to chat)Please "Fill in the blanks": Lars Anderson will start hitting bombs in Fenway on ____________...
(halbent from Boston, MA)
June 16, 2010. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will, love your work. Your Red Sox Team Health Report that was posted today is killing my "try not to get too excited too early" vibe about the prospects of all of the various Red Sox injuries sorting themselves out and the Sox staying in the 95 win area. Do you think they can keep all healthy enought to get back to the playoffs again, and who on the Red Sox is the player they can least afford to lose to injury for an extended period?
(halbent from Boston, MA)
I don't think they have to stay healthy to be at that level. They have so many options and so much flexibility that they can make it through injuries when they happen. I think Pedroia is the one that would be toughest to replace. I'm guessing that Lugo or Lowrie would shift over, but that's a big offensive loss. Ortiz's power is big to them in the absence of Manny, but I think that WCS, Lars Anderson might be able to stand-in for him and not lose as much of the Pedroia falloff. Maybe Youkilis, because he provides so much of the flexibility. (Will Carroll)
2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)First, the very best of health to you, sir. I hope your various maladies are not plaguing you at present. Second, I'm perplexed by the Mark Teixeira to the Red Sox rumors. Sure, Tex is a great player, but the Red Sox already possess two more years of both Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis. Now, neither is Teixeira (though Youkilis was this year), but neither is a slouch at the plate or in the field either. Looking beyond that, the Red Sox have Lars Anderson, who tore it up in A and AA and who projects to be ready for Boston by the time Lowell's contract expires. Taking all of this together, does it really make sense for Theo to spend $150+ Million of John Henry's money on what amounts to a slight up-grade?
(mattymatty from Philly)
The maladies are quiescent, thanks, and nothing troubling me at present except for some stitches in inconvenient places. I have turned down two TV opportunities this week because I look like someone punched me in the eye. Who knew I would be in demand the second week of November? I agree with your take, Matty. (Steven Goldman)
2008-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lars Anderson is killing the ball in AA, if he is ready by next year, what should the sox do with Lowell and Youk at the corners?
(Tony from NY)
Well, he won't be ready by next year, at least as far as the Red Sox are concerned. Even if Mike Lowell declines, there's enough of a defensive gap between Lowell/Youkilis and Youkilis/Anderson to make that kind of move questionable. The question comes after next year, with Lowell having a year left on his deal and all three of he, Youks and Ortiz possibly free agents after 2010. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-07-29 16:00:00 (link to chat)NY POST has been updated as of 15 minutes ago. Red Sox-Dodger discussions have progressed to the point where they're discussing either Kemp or Either for Manny and Cash. Red Sox will either get, and keep, Kemp or get Either and flip him with a pitching prospect or first base prospect (Lars Anderson?) for Teixeira. So it seems it's either Manny, Kemp or Teixeira for the Red Sox. Seems like a long shot still, but you never know.
(A-Roth from NY)
I'm not sure when this came in, but I am hearing very, very similar things, but that the Red Sox are more in the "if A then B" mode than turning this into a three-way deal. It's the second part, especially if it's Anderson, that makes it really tough for me to believe. I have some calls out on this one. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anything to say about Kyle Blanks? How does he compare as a prospect to say Chris Carter or Lars Anderson?
(benberg from San Diego)
Wow, this is TOTALLY AWESOME.

I talk to a scout about Blanks in tommorow's edition of Future Shock. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Marc, What are your thoughts on Lars Anderson? I know he is in Lancaster a homerun haven, but from a fantasy standpoint do you guys think he'll hit for average and have enough power to hit 30hrs/yr? What's the consensus?
(Taylor from Boston)
I'm not impressed with his April line. He has a .440 BABIP and only hit .300, and has a .143 Isolated Power. He'll need to do better than that outside of Lancaster, never mind in it. He was #100 on the prospect list, and he'll need to show he deserves a higher ranking than that before I get excited. (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Dude, I passed on Lars Anderson in my keeper league's prospect draft (for LaPorta, Heyward, and Towles in the three rounds we did) based on your dismissal of him--or at least more sketpical take on him. Not a question...more of an FYI.
(Jim Clancy from Exhibition Stadium)
You did the right thing. (Kevin Goldstein)


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