Friday, February 09, 2007

Missed the Astros caravan in College Station this week. Probably didn't have time to stand in line for a few hours anyway — I've been swamped at work all week.

Baseball Prospectus has ranked their top five second basemen for 2007 in VORP:
Chase Utley, 49.0
Ray Durham, 38.7
Eric Patterson, 34.9
Brooks Conrad, 29.2
Jeff Kent, 28.2

Free Brooks Conrad! Dude went .267/.334/.534 and led the PCL in extra-base hits. His .334 OBP was actually worse than 2004 or 2005, but he's clearly superior than Biggio or Loretta, and probably Burke, too. BP rates his defense fairly high; I wonder if we can try him at short and make him our utility guy in place of Eric Bruntlett.

Going to the Houston College Classic this weekend. Vandy beat Rice 7-3 this afternoon, scoring all its runs in the 6th inning or later. Nice job, Dores. Tomorrow, Vandy vs. ASU and A&M vs. Houston. And if we're crazy enough to try the triple-header, Rice vs. Baylor. But we'll see. I can't wait to see The Juicebox. I bet it's looking might fine these days.

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