Friday, December 15, 2006
Angels Trade Donnelly To Red Sox For Prospect
Seibel has been used almost exclusively as a starter throughout his career, except for his last stretch in AAA Pawtucket. He's never had dominating strikeout rates, except in stretches, but he's generally done a good job of keeping his walk rate down. According to one scouting report, he's primarily a lefty specialist candidate who keeps batters off balance with offspeed pitches, while keeping them honest with a hard sinker. He'll likely get an opportunity to prove himself in spring training, though I see this as another Jason Bulger move. On the other hand, Donnelly was clearly in decline, and getting something of value for him was a good idea.
(Thanks to Brian for the tip.)
He has far better recent numbers than Bulger did at the time of his acquisition. His career MiLB are better than Bulger's. His recent peripherals are far better than those of Bulger at the time of acquisition. His career BB9 and WHIP blow Bulger away.
On the whole, comparing lefty Phil Seibel to righty Jason Bulger seems a superficial comparison.