The Phillies have acquired 24-year old righty swinging outfielder John Mayberry Jr. from the Rangers for 23-year old outfielder Greg Golson. Mayberry was the #17 prospect in the Rangers’ system coming into 2008 according to Baseball America. Mayberry played in 135 games in AA+AAA ball and he was 137 for 519 (.264 avg, .797 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 20 homers, 71 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.
23-year old righty swinging outfielder Greg Golson was the Phillies’ #7 prospect heading into the 2008 season according to Baseball America. Golson played in 6 games for the Phillies last season and he was 0 for 6 (.000 avg) with 2 runs scored and 1 stolen base. Golson also played in 106 games in AA-ball for the Phillies last season and he was 120 for 426 (.282 avg, .767 OPS) with 64 runs scored, 13 homers, 60 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. Only time will tell which team got the better end of this deal as both of these players are legitimate prospects.