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Harry Caray
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DAT: Veras is a Tiger

Traded this morning to Detroit for 19 year old prospect Danry Vasquez. No that's not a typo. Also "another player to be named" and we know how that works out.

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@astros This morning, Astros have acquired OF Danry Vasquez from DET in exchange for RHP Jose Veras. Vasquez was one of Tigers top prospects.
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@astros 18m Vasquez was ranked as Tigers #4 prospect by Jonathan Mayo. Luhnow on Vasquez: “We are excited to get an outfield prospect of Danry’s caliber


Vasquez is not in the top 100 Prospects list, but is hitting a very respectable .281/.333/.390 this season. Astros County link for more information


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The dominoes are starting to fall.



#4 prospect in their system? I'll take it.


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Prospect Profile:

Danry Vasquez was signed by the Tigers out of Venezuela when he was only 16, receiving a 7 figure bonus in the process. He was touted as one of the top international players eligible to be signed, and the Tigers were obviously very impressed by his skills and projectability. He was signed in July of 2010, and made his professional debut the following season for the GCL Tigers in Rookie League, as a 17 year old. This was somewhat surprising, in that the Tigers brought him stateside right away, rather than have him play in the Venezuelan Summer League (VSL) as they do with most of their Venezuelan signings. Regardless, Vasquez performed pretty well for a 17 year old already playing stateside. The numbers aren't flashy, but in 224 plate appearances Vasquez hit .272 (.655 OPS), showing good contact skills and the natural hitting ability that made the Tigers fall in love with him in the first place. In 2012, Vasquez was very aggressively assigned to Class A-West Michigan as an 18 year old, where he struggled. He posted only a .440 OPS in 112 plate appearances, struggling in every facet of the game against such advanced competition. He was sent down to Class A Short Season-Conncecticut to finish the season, and he rebounded very well there by hitting .311 (.742 OPS) over 310 plate appearances, improving in every area over the numbers he posted in 2011.

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Vasquez stands 6'3" and weighs in at about 170lbs, with a wiry, athletic frame. He has already put on a good amount of muscle and weight since he joined the org, and his body offers significant more projection for added (good) mass as he matures, fills out, and continues in a professional conditioning program. Vasquez was originally going to be turned into a right fielder, but the Tigers have said that he will be exclusively developed as a left fielder going forward, where his profile fits best. He is still raw in the outfield in terms of his instincts and his reads, but he shows the athleticism and potential to turn into a solid-average (potentially better) left fielder in time. Remember, he just turned 19. He has an above-average arm from left field, and it shows the projection to potentially be plus in time, once he refines his mechanics and simply gets more reps. His speed is the most average of his tools, grading out in the 45-50 range consistently, and he'll probably slow down as he fills out and matures but will not be a base clogger. The main reason for all the hubbub and excitement about Vasquez resides in his bat. He shows truly outstanding natural hitting ability, with excellent barrel awareness, an advanced approach, and a simple swing that allows him to make contact on just about any pitch. He's able to drive the ball all over the field, into and up any gap, and projects to be a plus to plus-plus hitter at the major league level. He packs some pop in his skinny frame, and while his raw power has not shown much in game situations, his overall hitting ability and projection lead scouts to believe that he will have plus power in time. I was able to catch Vasquez once at West Michigan before he was sent down, and I was impressed with the swing. It was easy to see why scouts have been so enamored with him. He's very balanced at the plate, quiet in his lower half while still getting an excellent load, quick to the zone but long through it, and has very good bat speed. With added strength, I see no issue with projecting him to have plus power down the line. He needs some work on pitch recognition, but that will get better as he is exposed to more advanced pitching.

Projection:

Vasquez's ceiling is that of an impact, middle of the order bat that hits over .300 consistently with 20+ HR power and tons of doubles, while playing a solid-average LF. Overall, he has the potential to be a perennial all-star, but it takes some dreaming to see it. The projection is there, and his best tool is the one tool that you'd want to be a prospects' best: his bat. He'll play the entire 2013 season at 19, undoubtedly at Class A-West Michigan. Ideally, if all goes well, he will be ready to compete for the starting LF job by 2016.


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CQQ
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Vasquez's ceiling is that of an impact, middle of the order bat that hits over .300 consistently with 20+ HR power and tons of doubles, while playing a solid-average LF. Overall, he has the potential to be a perennial all-star, but it takes some dreaming to see it. The projection is there, and his best tool is the one tool that you'd want to be a prospects' best: his bat. He'll play the entire 2013 season at 19, undoubtedly at Class A-West Michigan. Ideally, if all goes well, he will be ready to compete for the starting LF job by 2016.






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SpartyGator
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I haven't followed much on the tigs' farm system, but they did have to address some of the bullpen at this time, so i understand why they'd do his trade. Hope Veras works out, though.

eta: nm, looks like Benoit will still remain closer
This post was edited on 7/29 at 9:40 am


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ehidal1
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Wow Veras for the Tigers #4 prospect who has a above average bat with a high ceiling??

frick yes


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TXGunslinger10
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In Luhnow I Trust


ThaBigFella
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a 32 year old journeyman reliever for a 19 year old whose the tigers #4 prospect? Luhnow is catchin up to morey in the race for best GM in town


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CyrustheVirus
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Lunhow
Gotta love what is happening.

inb4 Lester Earl tries to tell us why this is a bad trade for the stros.


CyrustheVirus
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double post
This post was edited on 7/29 at 10:34 am


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msutiger
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re: DAT: Veras is a Tiger
First of multiple teams to get Luhnow'd


MOT
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re: DAT: Veras is a Tiger
Where will he rank in the Astros system? Back end of the top 10?


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@Joelsherman1: Just spoke to #Astros GM Jeff Luhnow. Says lots of conversations on Norris but "nothing close." Says that could change as deadline nears


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barry
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Any trade for a 32 year old reliever is a good one but the Tigers have arguably one of the worst farm systems in baseball. He's not even a top 10 prospect in the astros system.


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tigrbaseball
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The future is bright in houston


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Prominentwon
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inb4 Lester Earl tries to tell us why this is a bad trade for the stros.


you got that wrong.

Since no one is blocking Vasquez at the ML level and he is not the likes of Manny Machado or Bryce Harper, then he's obviously lacking something in his game.

Therefore, just another prospect to add to an already mediocre farm system.


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ShaneTheLegLechler
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Luhnow doin work


Tiger Ryno
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I'm really hoping they can get a deal done for NOrris and get a top 100 guy and another mid level prospect or two


LSUFanNTX
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I take it that he's headed to Lancaster?


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I take it that he's headed to Lancaster?


Quad Cities. Same place Correa is. And the Tigers #4 falls in somewhere around 16 in our farm


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