Prospects in the Kosuke Fukudome Trade

WASHINGTON, DC - FILE: Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Chicago Cubs hits against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. According to reports July 28, 2011, the Cubs have traded Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians for two prospects. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Prospects in the Kosuke Fukudome Trade

The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians for a pair of prospects, outfielder Abner Abreu and right-handed pitcher Carlton Smith. Here is a look.

Abner Abreu, OF: Abreu is from the Dominican Republic. A 21-year-old outfielder signed in 2006, the right-handed hitter has power and speed, as shown by 12 homers and 19 steals for High-A Kinston this year. His overall line is .244/.294/.429, with 22 walks and 102 strikeouts in 336 at-bats. He's got tools and is young, but has very significant issues with plate discipline. Grade C.

Carlton Smith, RHP: Smith was a 21st round pick back in 2004, and has moved through the system slowly. He has a decent arm, with a 90-92 MPH fastball and a good slider, but his statistical performances have been mixed. He's pitching for Triple-A Columbus this year, posting a 4.50 ERA with a 46/20 K/BB in 46 innings with 45 hits allowed. He has a chance to contribute as a middle reliever. Grade C.

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