Hard as it is to admit, neither of those guys are prospects anymore, so I wanted to focus, as a preview of our blogging efforts at the Winter Meetings, the Minor Leaguers involved in the Rays-Twins trade. Here’s a scouting report on the two guys changing hands:
Jason Pridie, OF: Outstanding defensive center fielder, can go gap-to-gap. Has matured as a player. Learning to hit to all fields with some pop. Above-average runner, plus on the bases with ability to steal a base. Terrific makeup, always plays hard.
Eduardo Morlan, RHP: Performed as closer on club. Uses high three-quarters delivery. Power approach with fastball that sits 90-93 mph with movement. Power slider at 84 mph. Will occasionally show a changup. Pitches mostly off of fastball. Goes right after hitters. Quick delivery, good with runners on base. Strong frame, good competitor suited for late innings.