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Edward Mujica to St. Louis for Zack Cox


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there's the 3B prospect ... i'm OK with this for Mujica ... seems like every time he takes a step up, his #s take a decent slide ... would like to see him adjust and make progress - but then again he doesn't spend a lot of time at any one level so maybe he hasn't been able to work it all out

 

will at least provide someone interesting to watch in NO for the next bit and will probably make it out here in the AZ Fall League I'd imagine - which is good for me

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OMG! I really hope they dont think this is the answer to the hole at 3B? UGH!!!!

 

 

first round pick in the same draft as yelich, still young, and hit .306 last year over a+ and AA ball. great move and im sure they arent counting on him to be starting in the near future, though it couldnt hurt.

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there's a 3B.

 

solid prospect in the Cards system (fangraphs had him at #5, BP at #7, Sickels had him graded as a B going into 2012

 

 

here's a little write-up from fangraphs:

 

5. Zack Cox, 3B

BORN: May 9, 1989

EXPERIENCE: 2 seasons

ACQUIRED: 2010 1st round, University of Arkansas

2010-11 TOP 10 RANKING: 2nd

The Cardinals’ first pick of the 2010 draft, Cox was considered one of the top pure hitters available. He proved that by hitting more than .300 and reaching double-A in his first full pro season. Although he should hit a stout .280-.300 as a big leaguer, there are questions about his power potential. His isolated power rate was just .139 after his promotion to double-A but he does show solid gap power and that could improve as he gains experience and learns better pitch selection. There are also questions about Cox’s ability to remain at third base due to modest range and so-so foot work. Some have suggested a move to second base but he’s not the most agile. A corner outfield spot might make more sense, although range could become an issue again. The former first rounder could receive an opening day assignment to triple-A and will soon be breathing down the neck of incumbent third baseman David Freese.

 

http://www.fangraphs...ouis-cardinals/

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Zack Cox Ranks 10, in MiLB's top 10 3B prospects for 2012.

 

As the best college hitter in the 2010 Draft class, Cox pretty much did what the Cardinals hoped he would in his first full season, hitting for average and jumping on the fast track by reaching Double-A. He looks like the type who will continue to hit over .300, maybe even compete for batting titles. He did hit 10 homers after his promotion, but it's unclear just how much power he'll have long term. Without a clear defensive home initially, it looks like he should be OK at third. His bat could have him ready for St. Louis within a year. A concussion sent him to the disabled list at the beginning of June, but he returned within a week.

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The kid can hit, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lotta power with Cox.

 

Maybe he can develop some pop, but I don't know if he'll be anything but a 15-20 HR guy at most in the majors.

 

It's a decent "take a semi risk" trade. Mujica is definitely replaceable.

 

The Miguel Cabrera trade has no resulted in us getting Ryan Webb, Zack Cox, and Dustin Richardson.

 

Just had to bring it up.

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