October 27, 2008

Kentucky Thoroughbreds and Omaha Cyclones

March 17th, 2009

Kentucky receives:
LF Ron Benson (28, ML) - $0.405
Omaha's 6th round 2009 draft pick (2B Aaron Stokes - 3rd pick)

Omaha receives:
SP Jorge Sánchez (32, ML) - $1.0
$600,000 cash

Since Then:
Benson had a serviceable '09 season. In 154 games, he batted .245 with 17 homeruns and 72 RBIs. Overall, Benson is an average ballplayer all-around. He is best suited as a role bench player such as a platoon outfielder.
Stokes, who is in his first minor league season, had a solid SS-A campaign in '09 for Kentucky. He is an average talent who has the potential to grow into a future big league bench player.

Sánchez continued his downward trend in '09. He pitched to a dismal 7-18 record with a 5.24 ERA. His lack of velocity and big league stuff makes him vulnerable as a starter. At best, Sánchez is a mop-up or long reliever.

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