The Dodgers have acquired utility man Skip Schumaker in exchange for minor league infielder Jake…
Could Lemmerman ever become another Eckstein?
Now that his trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Skip Schumaker has been finalized, 23-year-old shortstop Jake Lemmerman has become the newest member of the St. Louis Cardinals system. Some were quick to draw negative conclusions based on Lemmerman's .234 batting average in his one-month 2011 Double-A introduction, followed by a .233 mark for the entire 2012 campaign at the same level. Lemmerman It isn't quite that cut and dried, however. The fifth-round pick of LA in the 2010 draft from Duke had begun his professional career well. Assigned conservatively to the rookie-level Pioneer League upon signing (comparable to the Cardinals' Johnson City club of the Appalachian League), the right-handed hitter thrived, batting .363 and being named league MVP. Following the season, our Dodgers counterpart, LADugout.com, ranked him the organization's 20th-best...
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