Scouting Cubs and Sox prospects
March, 18, 2011
By Keith Law | ESPN.com
I didn't get a lot of prospect-watching in during Wednesday's White Sox-Giants game in Glendale.
• The White Sox did give Brent Morel four at bats as he and what's left of Mark Teahen's career battle for Chicago's third base job. Morel is something of a tweener, not likely to produce enough offense to play third everyday for a contender due to lack of OBP skills and power, but I think he could outhit Teahen over a full season, which is the only question now for the White Sox. Morel has some loop length in his swing but does have some hand strength and stays upright well through the swing, but he doesn't rotate his hips, meaning he generates no torque and the ball doesn't go as far when he makes contact.
Jake Roth/US PresswireMorel's bat doesn't project big, but he might be the best current option.