Sunday, March 20, 2005

Dane Sardinha Report

Dane Sardinha, C, Cincinnati Reds
Drafted 46th Overall (2nd Rd), 2000 Draft, Pepperdine
Bats R/Throws R
25 YO, 5'11", 215 lbs

Should come with a glass case that says "break in case of emergency." He's the very definition of a AAA catcher who functions as an emergency backup. He doesn't hit or field well enough to warrant even a permanent backup role on a Major League team.

2004 Louisville: .262/.294/.404, 17 2B, 9 HR, 10 BB, 94 K, 324 AB
mL Career: .237/.270/.350, 76 2B, 25 HR, 58 BB, 366 K, 1386 AB

He's barely a prospect since he's probably as advanced as he'll ever be. He might tighten his command of the strike zone and/or find a little more power, but he has a long way to go to ever be above replacement level. Someday he might grow up to be Danny Ardoin.

Fantasy league owners should scrub his name from their memory. Casual fans will probably never hear his name unless they happen to stop by the right spring training facility sometime in the next 5 years. The only ones who really stand a chance of seeing him in regular action are those of us who live in a AAA market.

ETA: Mid/Late 2005
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