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12-17-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
Well BA was really big on Joseph prior to the trade so no surprise there. I agree on Pettibone, I'd flip him and Martin who I was very impressed with. I also like Austin Wright a lot, was named top pitcher in the FSL this year.
Joseph is a catcher that has a chance to be a pretty good hitter, decent defensively, and a very good thrower. That's a lot to like. He very well could turn out to be just average, but a catcher with his kind of ability is too much to overlook.

Pettibone is ranked that high due to his proximity to the bigs and his high floor. He looks like a fixture at the back end of the rotation with the ability to be an innings eater. Don't think he'll ever wow anyone but just be a solid starter. The organization thinks highly of him as well. Martin's upside is definitely higher, but there is some risk that he might not be able to stick as a starter.

From what I heard, in the BA chat, they said Wright might be a bullpen guy. This year in AA will be telling of his future.

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