It’s well known that the Braves are shopping infielder Wilson Betemit for more relief help, with the Yankees and Padres interested.
At this point, Betemit is a .282/.340/.434 career hitter in about 500 ABs. The 24 year-old has played second base, third base, and shortstop in the Majors. Any team acquiring him should use him in the middle infield, where his offense is above average.
As far as projection goes, Baseball Prospectus sees Betemit peaking in 2009 with an OPS around .815. Scouts have always loved him. Baseball America ranked him 99th in 2000, 29th in 2001, 8th in 2002, and 49th in 2003 among all prospects. Non-contenders should get in on this – Betemit is a good, cheap middle infielder who can help you for the next three or four seasons.