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Scouting Report On Prospects In Trade

Matt LaPorta

The Indians are getting a lot of potential in return for C.C. Sabathia. So says a scout for another MLB team who is familiar with the Milwaukee Brewers farm system. The Tribe got slugger Matt LaPorta, left-hander Zach Jackson, right-hander Rob Bryson and either infielder Taylor Green or outfielder Mike Brantley as a player to be named. It could be a good deal, if two or three of them develop.

"LaPorta can flat-out mash the ball," the scout said late Sunday, adding that he would openly give his opinions on the prospects involved as long as no mention of his name nor his big-league affiliation was published. "Whether he has a position or not is another story. In the American League, the Indians can use him at DH, especially if Travis Hafner's injury is more serious than they are letting...

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