Thursday, January 20, 2005

Travis Hinton Report

Travis Hinton, 1B, Chicago White Sox
Drafted 388th Overall (13th Rd), 2001 Draft, Chandler-Gilbert CC
Bats L/Throws L
24 YO, 6'1", 210 lbs

Hinton was recently announced as the player to be named in the Carlos Lee/Scott Podsednik. He isn't enough to make it a good deal for the crew from the South Side.

Hinton broke out this year in the California League, posting a .302/.362/.507 line with 36 doubles, 22 home runs, 48 walks, and 99K's in 536 at bats. The numbers are nice, but they carry two big caveats. First, he was 23 years old at the time and is old for the league. The other caveat is the fact that High Desert is a great hitters park in a great hitters league. I would recommend taking a wait and see approach on him. I'm not particularly optimistic, but he did do enough this season to suspend disbelief for a season to see if he reverts back to his pre-2004 self.

ETA: Early 2007
2 Stars

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