PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 8: Stephen Drew #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks flips the ball to second base against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 8, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Arizona Diamondbacks Trade Stephen Drew to Oakland Athletics for Sean Jamieson
The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop Stephen Drew to the Oakland Athletics Monday night, receiving prospect Sean Jamieson in exchange. Here is a look at the newest Arizona farmhand.
Jamieson was a successful college player at Canisius, hitting .350/.465/.635 with 13 homers and 22 steals as a senior in 2011. He wasn't especially toolsy however, and lasted until the 17th round in the 2011 draft.
Oakland sent him to Vermont in the New York-Penn League, where he hit .235/.350/.312 with 27 steals in his pro debut. This season, playing for the Burlington Bees in the Low-A Midwest League, he's hit .234/.345/.379 with 10 homers, 25 steals, and 66 walks in 449 at-bats.
Overall, he's hit .234/.347/.354 with 13 homers, 34 doubles, 52 steals, 103 walks, and 145 strikeouts in 709 professional at-bats.
Jamieson is a 6-0, 193 pound right-handed hitter and thrower, born March 2nd, 1989. His best tool is speed, which is slightly above average. He controls the strike zone well and will occasionally spark some power, but his batting averages have been quite low so far in his pro career. The high walk rate has kept his OBP at reasonable levels, but that might not hold up against better pitching. He bunts well and does the "scrappy" type things that keep managers happy.
He has played well defensively at shortstop, but most scouts profile him as a utility player at higher levels. Overall, Jamieson is a Grade C prospect who adds organizational depth.