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Fred Lewis & Dan Ortmeier

A couple of weeks ago, the Giants recalled a pair of lusterless former prospects, outfielders Fred Lewis and Dan Ortmeier. Each has languished in the Giants' minor leagues as the parent club focused on winning now with as old a roster as Brian Saban et al could possibly put together.

Fred Lewis is the more attractive of the two aging prospects because his minor league skills are more consistent while Ortmeier had the best season overall between the two - his 2005 AA campaign where he hit 20 HRs and stole 35 bases. Lewis takes more walks and that may separate him from Ortmeier on the major league level. Both players can hit from the left-side (Ortmeier is a switch-hitter) so there isn't more opportunity for one versus the other based on platooning opportunities.

With a couple weeks of ABs under there belts, Lewis's 3rd-day cycle has been buried amidst many more ABS. Including the three extra-base hits from that game, Lewis has a five in 66 PAs. Ortmeier has three in 26 PAs. Neither player will have a ton of 2007 value in most league formats, but 2008 may be a better time to revisit the merits of the two players if the Giants finally commit to a youth movement.

The ones I'll feel bad for are the long-term care insurance salesmen who thought gaining access to the Giants clubhouse was akin to getting the Glengarry leads.

Fred Lewis Statistics

Year Level Age G AB R H HR RBI SB XB BB SO AVG OBP SLG
2002 A- 21 58 239 43 77 1 23 9 13 26 58 0.322 0.396 0.397
2003 A 22 114 420 61 105 1 27 30 26 68 112 0.250 0.361 0.336
2004 A+ 23 115 439 88 132 8 57 33 39 84 109 0.301 0.424 0.451
2004 AAA 23 6 23 3 7 1 2 1 2 5 5 0.304 0.429 0.478
2005 AA 24 137 512 79 140 7 47 30 42 69 124 0.273 0.361 0.396
2006 AAA 25 120 439 85 121 12 56 18 43 68 105 0.276 0.375 0.453

Dan Ortmeier Statistics

Year Level Age G AB R H HR RBI SB XB BB SO AVG OBP SLG
2002 A- 21 49 195 32 57 5 31 3 15 18 37 0.292 0.352 0.426
2003 A+ 22 115 408 62 124 8 56 13 46 39 89 0.304 0.378 0.471
2004 AA 23 106 377 55 95 10 48 18 39 47 110 0.252 0.352 0.424
2005 AA 24 135 503 85 138 20 79 35 49 48 115 0.274 0.360 0.463
2006 AA 25 47 167 17 42 2 11 7 12 17 38 0.251 0.328 0.353
2006 AAA 25 68 262 37 64 6 33 8 23 16 40 0.244 0.293 0.389