Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Rising Star

Projected '06 rookie Jeremy Hermida will compete for a major role this spring for no other reason than the depleted Marlins must find somebody -- anybody -- if they are to field a team following their Hot Stove League fire sale. The 22-year-old, 6 foot 4 outfielder's stats at AA Carolina project power -- 18 homers in 386 ABs -- and more importantly a good eye at the plate with his .293 BA and .397 OBP.