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Sox trade for MiL IF Brad Emaus


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#1 SoxScout


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

Season Team Age PA AVG OBP SLG OPS HR RBI R SB BB% K% BB/K ISO BABIP LD% SwStr% wRC+
2007 Blue Jays (A-) 21 152 .228 .298 .316 .614 2 14 21 2 8% 17% 0.5 .088 .266 79
2008 Blue Jays (A+) 22 543 .302 .380 .463 .843 12 71 87 12 11% 10% 1.1 .161 .320 141
2009 Blue Jays (AA) 23 581 .253 .336 .376 .712 10 67 67 10 10% 12% 0.9 .123 .271 99
2010 Blue Jays (AA) 24 170 .272 .402 .434 .836 5 26 21 5 18% 11% 1.6 .162 .281 137
2010 Blue Jays (AAA) 24 364 .298 .395 .495 .890 10 49 58 8 14% 14% 1.0 .197 .327 131
2011 Rockies (AAA) 25 186 .313 .389 .564 .954 9 28 37 3 11% 13% 0.8 .252 .321 131
2011 Mets 25 42 .162 .262 .162 .424 0 1 2 0 10% 21% 0.4 .000 .214 14.80% 8.20% 19



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#Rockies trade minor league INF Brad Emaus to Boston #RedSox for player to be named later or cash considerations.


March 2011: The Parallels Between Brad Emaus and Dan Uggla
April 2011: Stop Toying With Emaus’ Playing Time

Edited by SoxScout, 11 January 2012 - 04:33 PM.


#2 Corsi


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

I'll always be intrigued by a guy with a nearly 1/1 career K/BB split (232/244).

305 minor league games at 2B; 130 at 3B; 2 at 1B

He logged 83.1 innings at 2B for the Mets last season

#3 Corsi


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

Emaus actually won the Mets 2B job out of spring training last season, but was eventually released. Heading into the 2011 season, J.P. Ricciardi, who drafted Emaus, had this to say at the time:

"He has hit," Ricciardi said. "Is he going to be Chase Utley? No. But is he capable of being an everyday, big-league player? I think he is in the right circumstance. Maybe this is it, maybe this isn't. He's a gap-to-gap hitter, everywhere he's been he's been a .270-.280 hitter and he's going to hit 15 balls in the seats once he plays regularly."

http://articles.nyda...illo-brad-emaus

#4 Corsi


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

Sickels wrote this last April:

Prospect of the Day: Brad Emaus, 2B, New York Mets


Taking over at second base for the New York Mets this year is Brad Emaus, a Rule 5 pick from the Toronto Blue Jays system. Drafted in the 11th round in 2007 from Tulane University, Emaus doesn't have exceptional tools or eye-catching athleticism, but is a "grinder," a player whose performance may exceed his natural "talent" due to his polish. He always showed excellent strike zone judgment in the Toronto system, drawing 212 walks against just 220 strikeouts in 1559 minor league at-bats. He also hit 15 homers and 32 doubles last year between Double-A and Triple-A, then won the Mets job with a .294/.400/.431 mark in spring training. His defense is considered average, but he hustles and has good instincts, and if he hits as expected, his glove is good enough for him to hold a job. Don't expect Emaus to set the league on fire, but he can hit .260 with a good OBP and the occasional home run.

http://www.minorleag...s-new-york-mets

Edited by Corsi, 11 January 2012 - 04:46 PM.


#5 Toe Nash

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:51 PM

Good thing we have Nick Punto so that Emaus won't get a shot.

#6 TomRicardo


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

Good thing we have Nick Punto so that Emaus won't get a shot.


I think if Youkilis or Pedroia got injured Eramus would be called up and probably start. If Scutaro gets hurt he would be up to.

#7 Clears Cleaver


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

If I remember correctly, Emaus was horrific defensively last year for the Mets. Maybe not by UZR or any other measure, but his inability to turn DPs, make simple throws and routine plays cost them plenty of runs and eventually led to his release.

#8 curly2

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:51 PM

If I remember correctly, Emaus was horrific defensively last year for the Mets. Maybe not by UZR or any other measure, but his inability to turn DPs, make simple throws and routine plays cost them plenty of runs and eventually led to his release.


Yeah, Speier tweeted his "questionable defense at 2B, 3B." With decent minor league hitting numbers and poor defense, it sounds like he's Cherington's Arquimedez Pozo.

Edited by curly2, 11 January 2012 - 06:51 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:45 PM

So basically he's replacing Drew Sutton, but without the outfield capabilities.

#10 JakeRae


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:07 PM

Good thing we have Nick Punto so that Emaus won't get a shot.

Punto is not blocking anyone. He is the utility infielder. If there is an injury and they need a starter, he is only going to start if no one else is up to the challenge. Every roster needs a utility infielder.

Additionally, the Paw Sox had an opening at 2B that Emaus fills nicely. The Paw Sox infield is now Anderson, Emaus, Middlebrooks, Iglesias. Any of those guys could earn their way onto the Red Sox roster in the case of an injury. All of those guys need regular playing time to continue to develop. Aviles and Punto do not need regular playing time.

This was a good trade to add MLB-ready depth. But, the comparison to Drew Sutton is apt. This is another defensively challenged infielder with a good, but not exceptional, bat. Since I was sad to see Sutton go, I'm excited to have Emaus in the fold, but I would easily trade 5 Emaus' for one Punto.

#11 doctorogres

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

This is a really interesting acquisition in light of the Scutaro trade, and makes me think that was their plan all along.

#12 Bowlerman9


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

What does acquiring an AAA 2B have anything to do with trading our starting SS?

#13 doctorogres

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

What does acquiring an AAA 2B have anything to do with trading our starting SS?


He's a 2B/3B, and trading our SS has affected our utility infielder depth if Aviles and/or Punto are being tapped to replace Scutaro.

#14 kazuneko

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:39 AM

Anyone know what happened to Emaus? I was interested in seeing how he was doing this spring and wasn't able to find his name listed in any of the spring training stats...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Anyone know what happened to Emaus? I was interested in seeing how he was doing this spring and wasn't able to find his name listed in any of the spring training stats...


He was released at some point because the mets just resigned him to a minor league deal. I have no clue what happened.
http://www.mlbtrader...brad-emaus.html

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

He was released at some point because the mets just resigned him to a minor league deal. I have no clue what happened.
http://www.mlbtrader...brad-emaus.html


He was among the last round of minor league cuts just before the upper-level affiliates broke camp. Strong springs by Spears, Ciriaco & Thomas at AAA, plus the glut of middle infielders at AA (Gibson, Meneses, Dent, Hee) kind of sealed his fate.

Edited by mabrowndog, 25 April 2012 - 09:23 PM.