Originally Posted by Craig Grebeck
DS, thoughts on Brentz?
He's obviously a bat first prospect. Great hit tool with great power. Supposedly he has excellent bat speed and a very sound swing. Has shown good plate discipline in college. Unsure about his pitch recognition. He's a rather polished product and shouldn't need tons of minor league time I would imagine.
Position-wise Brentz is a corner OF with a great arm, but not the greatest range. Likely to be average to a tick above average as a defender.
There have been some mention of makeup issues, but that was earlier this year and I haven't heard much since. There have also been some minor injury concerns, but nothing too substantial. The biggest knock on him is that he hasn't lived up to last year's numbers and that the competition he's played against hasn't been the greatest.
Should be easily signed and for not that much money.
Nick Markakis is a frequent if lofty comp.