It’s that time of week again, where we look at the top prospects for the Colorado Gold Sox. Today we take at a look at LF Dave Land ranked 12th overall and 8th ranked batter.
Current Team: AAA Kanab Miners
Acquired Via: Trade with Fargo Nordiques (06/08/2034)
2034 Stats: AA (JAX) 24G 67AB .284/.402/.612 6HR 21RBI / AAA (KAN) 66G 227AB .238/.380/.463 12HR 51RBI
Rating: OSA 1.5/2.5 Scout: 1.5/3.0
Player Above On Depth Chart: Gyoo-jae Guem (CBL Colorado Gold Sox)
Player Above On Depth Chart: Bob Piccolo (AAA Kanab Miners)
Player Below On Depth Chart: Jesús Gabriel (AA Donora Ducks)
Land played his college ball at the University of Connecticut Huskies from 2029-2031. Land was signed as a undrafted free agent to a minor league contract on November 26th 2031 by the Fargo Nordiques.
In October of 2033 Land was named Championship Series MVP in his teams series win over the Jacksonville Suns.
On June 8th, Land along with RP Julián Costa was traded by the Fargo Nordiques to the Colorado Gold Sox in exchange for SP Tomás Mejía.
June 12th 2034: Signed a 3-year contract extension worth a total of $1,800,000 with the Colorado Gold Sox organization.
June 28th 2034: Suspended 4 games after ejection following a brawl.
Future Expectation: I myself would be surprised if Land becomes a everyday starter at the CBL level. He lacks drive and has a low work ethic, not to mention he’s got two guys ahead of him on the depth chart in current CBL’er 32 year old Gyoo-jae Guem and 20 year old Bob Piccolo. Sure Guem isn’t the long term solution for the Gold Sox however, Piccolo is ranked better then Land in almost every category and is the Gold Sox 7th overall prospect. That’s a massive uphill for Land to climb.