May 2, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and Arlington Bureaucrats

December 12th, 2007

Kentucky receives:
Arlington's 5th round 2008 draft pick (MR Bobby Jackson- 14th pick)

Arlington receives:
SP Paul Martin (25, AAA) - minor league contract
RF Fernando Garza (28, AAA) - minor league contract

Since Then:
Jackson only appeared in 7 games in '08 at Kentucky's SS-A affiliate. In '09, he has gained more playing time at SS-A and has performed decently. An average talent all-around, Jackson has the potential to become a big league reliever one day but nothing special can be expected of him.

Martin has pitched decently in '08 and '09 at Arlington's AAA affiliate. He grades out as nothing more than a career minor league pitcher.
Garza had an excellent All-Star AA season with Arlington in '08. He however was waived by Arlington and claimed by Tempe after the season (10/26/08). As of '09, he has had a respectable season with San Antonio. Overall, he rates as a good 4th big league outfielder but he has yet to prove himself due to a lack of opportunity.

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