On August 5, 2006, the Red Sox signed INF Brian Myrow from the Korean Professional Baseball League and assigned him to AA Portland.
Bats: L Throws: R
Born: Sep 4, 1976 - Fort Worth, TX
College: Louisiana Tech
MINOR LEAGUE STATS:
YEAR TEAM LEAGUE AGE ORG LEVEL AB OBP SLG OPS BB/K IsoP 1999 Winnipeg Northern 22 IND 67 0.395 0.433 0.828 0.80 0.149 2000 Winnipeg Northern 23 IND 190 0.433 0.463 0.896 1.14 0.158 2001 Winnipeg Northern 24 IND 88 0.546 0.830 1.376 2.82 0.444 Tampa FSL 24 NYY A+ 149 0.390 0.403 0.793 1.10 0.148 2002 Tampa FSL 25 NYY A+ 225 0.409 0.409 0.818 0.93 0.129 Norwich East 25 NYY AA 188 0.441 0.436 0.877 0.98 0.140 2003 Trenton East 26 NYY AA 461 0.447 0.525 0.972 0.95 0.219 2004 Columbus IL 27 NYY AAA 164 0.365 0.433 0.798 0.62 0.165 Las Vegas PCL 27 LAD AAA 153 0.444 0.601 1.045 0.45 0.242 2005 Las Vegas PCL 28 LAD AAA 393 0.403 0.547 0.950 0.89 0.265
KOREAN LEAGUE STATS:
Do you think I speak Korean?
NOTE: As of May 12, 2006, Myrow was second in Korean League HRs, behind former KCR 1B/DH Calvin Pickering.
May 15, 2004: Traded (as PTBNL) by the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for P Tanyon Sturtze.
December 20, 2005: Non-tendered by LAD.
2006: Signed with Lotte Giants of the Korean Professional Baseball League.
2004 Baseball Prospectus:
The Greatest Game Blog's Shawn Bernard - February 3, 2004:
It can't be easy to find people who would look upon a year and a half in Trenton, New Jersey as an upgrade, but after two years in Winnipeg, it had to seem pretty good to Myrow. He's not a prospect, but anyone with a career Double-A OBP of .445 is going to get mentioned in this book. Look at that PECOTA projection; for a team that never uses its backup infielder on defense, wouldn't Myrow be a better use of a roster spot than Almonte, or even Miguel Cairo?
Bronx Banter's Alex Belth - February 3, 2004:
I can't believe that no one has made a general comparison of Brian Myrow to Nick Johnson. Sure, Myrow has a couple years on him, and Nick has actually PLAYED in the majors, but Myrow has a GREAT eye, gets hit by a lot of pitches, and has a little pop in his bat. He's shown at every level that he is a patient hitter, plus he developed a bit of pop last year at AA Tenton. Oh yeah, Myrow, from reports, can't field that well, kinda like Nick. See! Another similarity! And they are both lefties.
Clifford's Big Red Blog - June 16, 2004:
[RE: The Yankees 3B vacancy]....Like Joe Sheehan and others, David Pinto thinks the Yankees may want to take a chance on minor-leaguer Brian Myrow:
"The big question continues to be how the Yankees will fill the gap at third base. As people have pointed out in the comments on this post, Brian Myrow may be the Yankees best option. He's older (seasonal age 27 in 2004), but he's a walk machine. Twenty seven is peak age for ballplayers, so if you are going to get a great year out of a career minor leaguer, this would be the year. Let him bat ninth, set the table for Soriano, and see what happens. If nothing else, the Yankees will save a few million dollars."
Myrow? Why not? What have the Yankees got to lose by giving him a shot during spring training?
Bryan Myrow, who was many bloggers' choice to be the replacement for Aaron Boone at third base prior to the acquisition of Alex Rodriguez, has been shipped to the Dodgers to complete the Tanyon Sturtze trade. Myrow is an on-base machine, but has displayed little power and no glove. In fact, after not even getting a non-roster invite to spring training pre-Rodriguez, he was shifted to first in Columbus in favor of my pre-Rod third-base pick, Jeff Deardorff (who did get an NRI). Myrow is also 27 and had posted a decidedly average .268/.365/.433 (.273) line thus far this season. With Deardorff, who is two years younger and able to play both of his positions (both of which are blocked by megastars with huge contracts at the major league level), out performing him, Myrow was expendable. That said, I wish they had gotten something better than Sturtze for him.
Edited by Hairps, 07 August 2006 - 10:23 AM.