Re: Starting Right Fielder
posted at 7/10/2011 12:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Starting Right Fielder
[QUOTE]Yeah, Reddick KILLED AAA pitching last year, to the tune of .266 BA with a whopping. 301 OBP, after blasting AAA for .127 BA the year before. Guess that's unfair, eh? What are YOU looking at? Jim Rice or Fred Lynn's Pawtucket stats? There are only a handful of MLB players today that you can say "easily" can be penciled in for 30 plus homers. Reddick is not now, nor will ever be one of them. Also, since when do AAA homers count in MLB totals? The poster who sited Lou Clinton in 1962 is closer to the truth. Sure anyone at this point is better than JD Drew. Maybe Reddick is the short term answer until he returns to earth, as he will.
Posted by tbrod[/QUOTE]
Dude why are you being such a donnie downer??? First of all I said he killed it "in the second half" you gave me a BA for the whole year, and he only had a "whopping" 71 at-bats there that year as well at the age of 22. If 71 at-bats is enough to judge him by what you see one year then how come 58 mean nothing this year? yes he is on a hot streak and I never expect him to project these numbers year round, but you can say the same thing about his numbers when he's down (he's just in a slump) You can't just pick and choose the small samples you want to make a point.
Second of all I'm talking about his Potential, his ceiling. not what he has done or what I think he probably will do, what he can do. I also never said they counted as MLB homers, I never said MLB I said PRO ball which anything single-A and up is considered pro-ball.
Let me reiterate that point, I'm talking about P-O-T-E-N-T-I-A-L, you are obviously looking at the negative side of his potential. Which there is nothing wrong with only that you attack my posts as if I'm saying you can bet on this kid to be a star (which I'm not). Scouting reports that I have read also agree with what I said, "if he adds strength to his wirey frame, there is not much limit to his power potential"
That's all I'm saying buddy, that the kid is still really young and has some potential. Yes there are some negative stats throughout his MILB career, but there are positive ones as well, as well as areas he has shown improvement on and you can't write him off just yet.