#Astros are going to take a look at released OF Brennan Boesch. Remains to be seen if it’s a fit.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) March 13, 2013
It didn’t take long for the Astros to talk about taking a look at Boesch. The outfielder will turn 28 on April 12. He has played only three Major League seasons, all of which were with the Tigers. Boesch hit .240/.286/.372 last year with the Tigers while primarily playing right field.
If you ask me, Boesch just doesn’t fit with the Astros. He doesn’t hit that much, doesn’t walk that much, and doesn’t play good defense. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t be mad if the Astros gave Boesch a chance, but I just don’t think he’ll fit with the team. Boesch reminds me a lot of Rick Ankiel. He is almost the same guy at the plate, the only difference is that Ankiel has better defense.
If the Astros do take a chance on Boesch, I think he is a bench bat at most. He has a little pop in his bat and he is a left-hander. I just am not sure if he’ll be starting for the Astros. The way it is looking for the team, J.D. Martinez looks to be the leading candidate for the right field job. It will ultimately come down between him and Fernando Martinez, who has been having a nice spring thus far.
If the Astros are going to sign Boesch, they may want to do it quickly. Opening Night will be here before we know it, and if the Astros do indeed sign Boesch, they’ll need a chance to look at him closely. MLB Trade Rumors first reported the Astros as having interest in Boesch. We will have to see how this plays out, but I just do not think Boesch fits with the Astros’ current scheme.