The latest minor moves from around baseball…
- The Angels signed outfielder Dalton Pompey to a minor league contract, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi tweets. Once a top-50 prospect while coming up in the Blue Jays’ farm system, Pompey’s career was plagued by injuries, and he appeared in only 64 Major League games over parts of four seasons from 2014-18. Pompey was released from a minors contract with the Diamondbacks last summer, and he spent some time in independent baseball. Still only 28 years old, Pompey has a connection to Angels GM Perry Minasian, with Morosi noting that Minasian worked in the Jays front office during Pompey’s time in the organization.
- The Marlins signed infielder Deven Marrero to a minor league contract, and Marrero has reported to Triple-A Jacksonville. The 24th overall pick of the 2012 draft, Marrero’s last big league exposure came in a Miami uniform, as he played five games with the Marlins in 2019. He had reportedly signed with a Mexican League team in April but Marrero will now make his return to affiliated baseball. Marrero has hit .194/.246/.279 over 348 career MLB plate appearances with the Marlins, Diamondbacks, and Red Sox from 2015-19.
Would be really cool to see Dalton work his way back to the majors. His talent is off the charts, hopefully the head is okay and he can make his way back
How exactly is his “talents off the charts”? He’s a former prospect, who is now just hanging on to stay in the game. Never did anything with the Jays. You could take it a step further and say that he is actually a huge bust, in terms of what he was “supposed to be”.
Pompey is a low-risk/High-reward guy. Definitely worth a look. The abilities are there to get a beneficial return on the small investment.
While it’s nothing for the Angels to take a look, I just don’t see where the high reward comes in to play. He certainly is a low risk signing, he did absolutely NOTHING in Toronto to show that there will be any reward. Career minor leaguer. Sometimes, scouts and the talking heads get it wrong. He may be loaded with talent, but it ain’t for baseball.
Pompey was never as good as Szczur.
Wow, we’re getting a volcanic eruption over a minor transaction in Pompey.
That’s P.ompeii, not Pompey
That’s Pompeii, not Pompey
I know that. It’s called a play on words.
A homophone…if you want to continue playing with words.
Do you know what talent is? None of your response makes sense in relation to skill/talent levels. It doesn’t equal performance and health is a huge a component of that.
A pleaser being often injured (especially concussion issues) doesn’t Change skill/talent. You make no sense
I swear some of you just argue for no reason and never make any sense
OK, Merrero is in for organizational depth. Yawn!
Step off the ledge buddy, Pompey isn’t worth getting triggered over.