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 Post subject: Matt Laporta
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:18 am 
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I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about this guy. Former top prospect, key piece in the CC deal with Milwaukee, still only 25, named a starter either in LF or 1B for a Cleveland team that has a lot of incentive to give him playing time.

It's interesting how certain post-hype guys get a lot of sleeper attention but some are just absolutely off the map. He can really hit - forecasts are in the .350 wOBA range, which is pretty interesting considering he hasn't really had even a modicum of success at the major league level. I'm targeting LaPorta late in every league I'm in this year.

I know he's had some injury issues, but do other people feel like this is a potential Carlos Quentin - 2008 type of guy?

Here's his fangraphs page - check out his 2 longest minor league stops. He raked! http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2280&position=OF


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:42 am 
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breedlove99 wrote:
I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about this guy. Former top prospect, key piece in the CC deal with Milwaukee, still only 25, named a starter either in LF or 1B for a Cleveland team that has a lot of incentive to give him playing time.

It's interesting how certain post-hype guys get a lot of sleeper attention but some are just absolutely off the map. He can really hit - forecasts are in the .350 wOBA range, which is pretty interesting considering he hasn't really had even a modicum of success at the major league level. I'm targeting LaPorta late in every league I'm in this year.

I know he's had some injury issues, but do other people feel like this is a potential Carlos Quentin - 2008 type of guy?

Here's his fangraphs page - check out his 2 longest minor league stops. He raked! http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2280&position=OF


Could be a solid post-hype sleeper, but his upside isn't as good as Quentin.

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