Re: Forget Iglesias, He Can't Hit
posted at 10/3/2012 10:37 AM EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:
Pedey's first full year he hit .182 in April/March and he was TWO!! years older than Iggy is now. We gave him a chance and look at the dividends.
True, Hugh, but Pedroia had a history of hitting at every level. At Iggy's age (22) in AAA his OPS was .810 vs .624 for Iggy. Overall MiLB OPS though age 22: .844 vs .626.
Also, Pedroia's slow start in 2007 was an OPS of .518 from 68 PAs in 21 games from 2 April to 1 May. He started hitting in the next game on 3 May (and never stopped). Even that poor performance dwarfs Iggy's .402 from 74 PAs over 24 games.
Of course, both are small sample sizes...but one of them had always hit well, and the other has always hit poorly.
I'm not prepared to write Iggy off at this point....but I don't think he's even close to being ready to play with the big boys.
I'm not trying to exactly compare Iggy to Pedrioa, maybe more out of a sense of perception. I don't think anyone expects Iggy to hit as well as Pedey. I'm merely trying to point out that Iggy is still very young. Even prospects who are projected out for the offensive production are normally in AA Myabe AAA at this stage in their careers. Defensively he is there, but I think if you throw him in there we will see what he can do by the end of next season.
Also Pedey got better because we stuck with him, It's hard to say but is it hard to imagine how things might of turned out differently if we got frustrated and sent him down in the summer of 2007, who knows how that would have effected his career.