Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has ranked our slugging young first baseman, Kala Kaaihue, fourth in his list of minor league first base prospects. Here is what he had to say about Kala (subscription required):
For those of you who are uninitiated, "Three True Outcomes" refers to a power hitter who does one of three things when he comes up to bat, he walks, strikes out, or hits a homerun. Of course it doesn't work out exactly like that, but generally those are the results of an at-bat - it's named after Rob Deer. I tend to think that Kala is a bit more than that as his average has been around .300 for each of the last two years.
If we make the trade with Texas, then Teixeira could simply be the guy that gets us through 2008 until Kala is ready.
And what do you know, Kala Kaaihue got promoted to double-A Mississippi today. He's on his way, Three True Outcomes or not...