33-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Reggie Abercrombie in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Reggie Abercrombie Contract Information:
Minor league deal (NRI) with Astros in January of 2008.
Abercrombie did not make the Astros' Opening Day roster, the team's official site reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Reggie Abercrombie.
Abercrombie saw very limited action last year, hitting .309 in just 55 at-bats. He does have a bit of pop, as he has nine homers in 180 career at-bats, so he'll likely find work as an occasional starter and defensive replacement after he was non-tendered by the Astros.
He put up some gaudy numbers at Triple-A, but Abercrombie flopped in two auditions with the Marlins thanks to nearly non-existent plate discipline. Waived and picked up by the Astros, he'll continue to try and find enough skills to convert his considerable tools into major league production.
Abercrombie got a chance to establish himself as the Marlins center fielder, or at least a major leaguer, and failed on both fronts. His plate discipline was predictably poor, leaving him unable to take advantage of his power or speed. He might return as a bench player, as his defense was solid, but Florida won't ask him to be a lineup regular again.
Abercrombie has a great set of tools, posting a 25-25 season last year between High-A and Double-A, but hasn't yet given indication he'd be able to match that production at higher levels. He'll turn 26 this year, so the clock isn't just ticking for Abercrombie, it's ringing.
Abercrombie came to Arizona from the Dodgers as part of the Steve Finley deal. Man, he strikes out a lot. He probably gets no farther than Triple-A in 2005, and maybe forever.
On the surface, Abercrombie had a decent year at Double-A in 2003, with 15 home runs and 28 steals, but once again he was a strikeout machine with 164 K's in 116 games. He also only managed 16 walks. To say he needs to work on his plate discipline is an understatement.
Did everything quickly at Vero Beach including steal bases and strike out at a massive clip of 30% of his at bats. At 21, there's plenty of time to harness the obvious skill.