June 28th, 2009
West Virginia receives:
C Shinsaku Ito (23, AAA) - minor league contract
San Antonio receives:
SS Gus Wilson (23, AA) - minor league contract
Ito's 2009 performance tapered off at West Virginia's AA affiliate after the trade. He grades out as an offensive oriented catcher with above average contact skills and gap power. If he continues to develop offensively, he should be a big league catcher one day. He also has shown some defensive skill in the infield and could possibly be converted there also.
Wilson performed significantly better in '09 at San Antonio's AA affiliate after the trade. He was named the #86 prospect in PEBA (4/06/09). Possessing above average speed and defensive skills, Wilson should have a big league career one day. His consistency with his bat will determine if he is a starter or bench player.