PTBNL Named in Van Buren Deal
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The Cubs apparently acquired OF Matt Ciaramella
from the Boston Red Sox to complete the Jermain Van Buren deal from a few weeks back. He was a 13th round pick in 2004 who went to the University of Utah, 23 years old, throws lefty, hits from both sides of the plate, can play both corner outfield positions. Put up a line of .302/.360/.422 in A ball last year in 222 at-bats. A scouting report that was posted over at nortshsidebaseball.com
Hits for both average and power. Good Speed. Very Intelligent with great baseball instincts. Athletic and strong.
Here's some more links if you care to read up on the kid. Sounds like a quality guy:
Interview in Sept, 2004 with his alma mater
His old Sox Prospect page
A bit on him from Sons of Sam Horn
Thanks to ShawndGoldman for the scoop...