Good news for the Lemonheads...Kevin Goldstein has included Marcus Lemon in his Monday Morning Ten Pack:
Despite signing for $1 million out of the 2006 draft, Lemon has ended up buried in a loaded Rangers system. He's not especially toolsy, but Chet's kid is solid across the board and knows how to play fundamentally sound baseball, consistently reaching base at a healthy clip, and entering the year with career averages of .281/.367/.399. On Sunday, Frisco DH'd him just to keep his hot bat in the lineup, and though a 1-for-5 showing snapped his multi-hit streak at four games, it extended his overall season-starting streak to nine contests, as he's 18-for-33 (.545) with four doubles and a triple. His range isn't spectacular, but he makes every play that he gets to, and while he's not a superstar in the making, I'd certainly take a shot at him in any trade talks with the Rangers.
I've been struggling to try to figure out a major league player who would be a good comp for Lemon's reasonable upside expectation. I've said David Eckstein before, but that doesn't feel quite right to me.