Nice pickup for LA

Earlier this week, the Yankees sent 3B Brian Myrow to the Dodgers to complete last month’s trade for Tanyon Sturtze. This is a great pickup for LA. Sturtze is a scrap-heap starter, but Myrow is a very underrated talent. His name briefly came up over the winter as a candidate for the Yankee third base job after Aaron Boone went down, though it’s hard to believe he was seriously considered for the job.

Still, Myrow is a good player. At 27, he’s too old to be considered a prospect, but entered 2004 with a Youkilis-esque .300/.439/.487 line in his minor-league career. Last year, Myrow hit .306/.447/.525 with 31 doubles, 8 triples, 18 homers, 107 walks, and 16 HBP for AA Trenton.

So far this season, Myrow hasn’t been quite so hot a hitter — his numbers with Columbus are a so-so .268/.365/.433. But his track record is excellent, and I’m glad to have him on the Dodgers.

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