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Two (unrelated) questions about the Minors

I really enjoy reading diaries about minor league players (both ours and other team's), so I have a couple questions for those of you who know more about this topic than I do (which doesn't take much).

Question 1:

Is there a formula for adjusting Mexican League stats for comparison with American Minor or Major league stats?  I'd like to try to project how players like Javier Robles might perform at the Major League level (381/445/675 in the Mexican League).

Question 2:

There are plenty of diaries speculating on a Blanton or Haren trade, which I personally think is unlikely.  Nevertheless, it's fun to think about what we might be able to pick up if we traded one or the other of them.  In my opinion, a key piece we should acquire in any such trade is a middle infield prospect with some pop and speed.   As much as I liked Scutaro, he and Crosby simply haven't been very exciting to watch and haven't been putting up very good numbers.

Now there are some minor league teams with some very good talent in this area.  Out here in the east, for instance, the Richmond Braves have Brent Lillibridge who is absolutely awesome, but I doubt the Braves would let him go.  Here's my question: What kind of middle infield talent is out there that we can probably acquire and what other players might be included in the package to make it worth our while?

Thanks!

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