Brandon Douglas up for grabs

I was doing some reading today about players that teams have added to their 40 man roster and players they did not. I came across a player that really caught my interest, Brandon Douglas. Detroit Tigers are leaving him open for the Rule 5 draft and this might be the player many teams jump for, including Cincinnati Reds.

Douglas was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 32nd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.

At 22 years old he played for four teams in four different leagues his first season. (GCL Tigers, Oneonta Tigers, West Michigan Whitecaps and Erie SeaWolves) He ended that season with a total of 68 games, 90 hits and a .328 batting average. Going from Rookie ball through A and right into AA all in one season. In 2009 he played for West Michigan Whitecaps in the Midwest League getting .322 BA, .384 OBP, and a .374 SLG. 2010 he played on two teams and ended with 72 games played getting a total of 97 hits. He played in AA in 2011 and after playing 124 games he got 140 hits with 22 stolen bases and a .281 BA. His 4 season total looks very impressive with .313 BA, .361 OBP, .406 SLG in 347 games. Of course he has not played in AAA yet but I think he could really help out teams looking for a utility infielder. He played 82 games at shortstop, (.922 Fld%) 238 games at 2B (.979 Fld%) and 9 games at third. (.923 Fld%)

The Reds tried to get him in the 2007 Amateur draft so I wonder if they might make a play for him this offseason. With their 40 man roster full it is doubtful but I would not mind seeing this kid on a AAA team next season.

                                                              
Year    Age   Tm   Lg Lev Aff   G   AB   H   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
4 Seasons                     347 1383 433 .313 .361 .406 .767
AA (3 seasons)             AA 164  663 197 .297 .338 .401 .739
A (2 seasons)               A  92  368 123 .334 .392 .397 .789
Rk (1 season)              Rk   7   27   9 .333 .387 .519 .906
A- (1 season)              A-  47  189  59 .312 .350 .407 .757
A+ (1 season)              A+  37  136  45 .331 .395 .426 .821

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/20/2011.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: