And just one more thing: Angels
Jonathan’s (that’s me) Angels preview is up and running. Plenty of talent to go around, but I didn’t get to mention:
Matthew Sweeney, 3B: Taken in the eighth round of the 2006 draft, Sweeney showed some
glimpses of some serious talent in his first full season. A left-handed hitting third baseman, Sweeney played full-season ball in the Midwest League at age 19 and hit 18 homers and 29 doubles. Right now, most of his power is to the pull side, but he’s working on using his strength to hit the ball with authority to all fields. Defensively, he’s a work in progress and some think he’ll have to move to first or DH eventually, but that’s a conversation for another day. He’ll turn 20 just as the 2008 season gets underway and he could put up some ridiculously good numbers in the hitting haven that is Rancho Cucamonga.