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Old 09-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DirtySox View Post
Viciedo certainly has some value. I don't think he's some super stud blue chip can't miss prospect, but he's shown that he might be a decent hitter with some nice pop, albeit one with little plate discipline and little defensive value.

Washington wanted him for Dunn (which I gladly would have obliged), and not much has really changed since then. I'm very down on the kid, but I think the statement that he has zero value is absurd.
Eh, I just don't see anyone wanting him at this point. He's been found out to be a guy who will swing at anything that isn't thrown directly at his head. There's absolutely no reason to throw a single pitch within an area code of the plate against Viciedo any more. He gets himself out due to his indiscipline.

Washington may have wanted him back in July, but many Viciedo AB have passed, without him bothering to walk to a sufficient degree. In the intervening time, Viciedo's value has been in free fall since then.

So sure, Viciedo has "some" value above zero because of his batspeed and power. But what will he return at this point, since he's neither a "plus" hit for average player, nor a "plus" batting eye, nor a "plus" runner, nor a "plus" fielder?

His two strengths, throwing and hit for power aren't enough to get him to the bigs/keep him there. So why bother trading Viciedo if nothing can be gotten in return?

He's Cuban Rob Deer right now. If he can learn any kind of strike zone awareness, he might have some value, or even a good White Sox player someday. At least he's young, so there is still hope.
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