Friday, July 15, 2005

CHC: Greenberg to the DL - Grieve Recalled

Adam Greenberg appeared in one game, and an OBP or - with no hits and no walks. I'd guess that’s a hit by pitch. Anyway for those who aren't familiar with Greenberg he's a slap hitting CF'er the word pesky comes to mind. The Cubs seem to be pretty high on him because he moved very fast through the system in 2004. He's smart player, takes a walk good percentage base stealer, and can motor. The Scouting report I say he's a bit of a ball hawk in center. Not sure if he will develop enough power or hit for a high enough average to be a regular, but certainly has enough play to be a 4th outfielder in the Orlando Palmerio mode. Of course that won't happen with Baker at the helm, as Greenberg is only 24.

Grieve will likely get some playing time in left because he's a veteran and not all that good. For those who think Grieve might not be done, remember his fielding and base running would make a manager lust after Kevin Millar. And he hit .250 in AAA... though in all honesty with nice power and nice walk numbers.