Thursday, September 17, 2009
Free Agent Market: Right Fielders
A very thin market could become much more interesting if a couple of large options are declined.
OBP leaders: Ryan Foster (.372) and Hades Booker (.370 - player option) are the best at getting on base.
SLG leaders: Hades Booker (.530) and Brett O'Keefe (.510).
Defense: Dennis Ashby is a superior defender and won the Season 12 Gold Glove, while O'Keefe has a satisfactory arm for the position. Alan Podsednick is more of a utility man, but can cover a lot of ground in the corner outfield.
At 30, Brett O'Keefe is the youngest of this small crop of free agents.
Two to watch: Will Hades Booker decline his 14,000,000 season 14 salary for a chance at one last big contract? If Dennis Ashby has a strong playoff for Pawtucket, will they exercise his option? Teams needing outfield help will be watching closely.