Originally Posted by Bims
Kroeger is a career minor leaguer. Arizona gave him a shot and he wasn't very impressive. He also wasn't impressive enough for Philadelphia to keep him around. Kroeger is a AAAA player. Snyder hasn't been great in the minors. But he still has that natural talent. With his speed, pop, and defense he has a shot at making the team next season.
LOL ARizona gave him a shot when he was 22.
Kroeger's had much
more succes at higher levels than Snyder and is younger. What exactly makes Kroeger a career minor leaguer and Snyder major league 'bench-material'??
Would you consider Hoffpauir a 'career minor leaguer when he put up a .663 OPS at iowa when he was 25??
Age - 25
2008 - AAA .887
2007 - AAA .812
Snyder - 26
2008 - AAA ..723 OPS
2007 - AAA .803 OPS
I'm not exactly sure why Kroeger is sure-fire 'career minor leaguers' when he's put up better # than Snyder, including adjusted OPS, and has much better BB and K rates, which don't mean much in the majors, but are very indicative of a players future abilities in the majors.
IMO Snyder is more indicative of minor league filler (Doug Deeds, etc). This way the Cubs can have the oldest AA/AAA teams so they can continue to rack up AA and AAA championships.