OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Travis Buck
| By yc2578 on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 10:12 am:|
He's tearing it up in Midland right now, here's a note from Baseball Prospectus.
In 1931, Red Sox outfielder Earl Webb smacked 67 doubles, which remains the major league record. That mark has remained fairly safe during the offensive explosions of late--only six players have ever hit 60 in a season, none in the last 70 years, and Todd Helton's 59 in 2000 sits as the highest mark of the modern era. If you are looking for a future contender, here's your guy. On Friday night, Buck went 3-for-5, all of them doubles, bringing his season total for two-baggers up to 32 in 277 total at-bats, and he's not just a one trick pony. At .329/.392/.549 (overall between Midland and High Class A Stockton), the 2005 supplemental first-round pick obviously leads the minor leagues in doubles, but also leads in minors in extra-base hits (43), and is tied for the lead in hits (91).
| By oaktownfan on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 11:03 am:|
Think Buck along with Barton/Hererra were a huge reason why the A's traded Ethier cause they already had 3 OF prospects in the minors who they really like including Barton who maybe the best position prospect they've had since the trio of Grieve, Tejada and Chavez came up in the late 90s.
Too bad though both Barton and Hererra will miss a significant amount of time this season with the latter missing all of the season.
| By deajay on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 11:24 am:|
Boy, talk about the fast track, Buck could be one of those rare picks who could be up here in 2 years, by late '07. Wouldn't that be sweet? So far, he seems leaps and bounds ahead of our #1 pick, Pennington.
| By kevink on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 12:19 pm:|
Hard to tell though with Midland, a hitters dream.
Remember who else tore it up at Midland?
Yep, none other than the Beane lovechild Adam Piatt!
He looks sorta like Swisher!
| By jesse on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 03:45 pm:|
Yeah well Ethier tore it up there too.
| By eyleenn on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 04:24 pm:|
If he flops as a ballplayer, he should become a C&W singer. He's already got the name!
| By deajay on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 04:56 pm:|
Perfect, eyleenn. A dream name for same.
| By yc2578 on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 05:43 pm:|
Buck and Kurt Suzuki have been named to the U.S. team for the Futures Game.