We new that there would be big changes at Manchester United this season but none of us thought the squad would look like this. Wow. This has been a watershed transfer window for the club. The Glazers, to their credit, have put their money where their mouth is.
With all of the new pieces here is how I think United will lineup when the Premier League returns in two weeks.
This has look of a very good starting 11. I think that they could go 4-3-1-2 but it could morph into anything.
Name: Austin Dean Organization: MarlinsTeam: Greensboro GrasshoppersPosition: Outfield Organizational Rank: 14th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America.Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 0-4 Friday night.
Positive:He is a good hitter with verygood power potential. Dean has one of the quickest bats in the Marlins organization. Dean has good bat control and is more of a line drive hitter than a home run hitter at this point, but could develop into a 15-20 home run guy, according to Baseball America. Negative: Has a below average arm and he is not the fast person in the world.
Name: Avery Romero Organization: Marlins Team: Greensboro Grasshoppers Position: second base Organizational Rank: 9th ranked prospect in the Marlins system, according to Baseball America. Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 3-4 with two double Friday night. Positives: He's almost as valuable a prospect as a second or third baseman, because his bat is the real appeal here. He has good bat speed which should give him above average power down the road. Negatives: Romero doesn't have a true position. Scouts don’t believe that Romero has the athleticism and quickness needed to play shortstop in the pros. Scouts do believe he has adequate talent to handle the hot corner or play second, as well as provide enough offense to play either position.
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Name: Chance Sisco Organization: Orioles Team: Delmarva Shorebirds Position: Catcher Organizational Rank: 10th ranked prospect in the Orioles system, according to Baseball America. Stats vs. Lakewood Blueclaws: 1-5 with a double during a double header on Friday night. Positives:Sisco has a good arm and soft hands, as should be expected, and his body does indeed look more like a catcher than infielder. At the plate, he should be able to bring his solid contact skills and quick bat to bear in the minors, while power may take a few years to really show up. Smooth lefthanded swing, according to Baseball America. He has bat speed with the ability to make solid contact and while you have to dream, there is future above-average power in the bat. Negative: Still learning how to catch, only started catching two years ago. He, like most catching prospect, will be a long term prospect.