Thursday, May 8, 2008
Garrett Atkins of the Rockies is off to a great start in Colorado hitting .326 with 6 HR and 24 RBI. He is a career .304 hitter and is certainly on pace for another 20 homerun season, possibly thirty. The Rockies appear ready to go with Ian Stewart either later this season or early on next season, so Atkins could be on his way out to avoid a long term contract. However, Atkins is a career .274 hitter on the road and a jump to the AL might bring that down some more. He is a great hitter, and will probably hit with a lower average but around the same power if he does go to the Indians.
The Rockies could probably get a couple solid prospects from the Indians. A package including Aaron Laffey would probably do it.