Originally Posted by dougdirt
Milledge isnt a top bat. The guy has no pop whatever in his bat...
I wouldnt call him a top hitting prospect.... When I think of those guys, Bruce, Young, Gordon, Tulowitzki, Wood, Butler and Braun come to mind. Milledge hasnt hit more than 8 HR in a minor league season since A Ball
I get confused about which stats people pay attention to on here, but I'll give this a shot.
1) Someone wrote that PECOTA projects him to be pretty solid over the next 5 years. I know there's a lot of PECOTA fans out here, so take that for whatever it's worth.
2) Bruce (age 19) Low A: 444 ABs, 16 HR, .291/.355/.516
Milledge (age 19) Low A: 261 ABs, 13 HR, .337/.399/.579
3) Milledge (age 20) AA: 193 ABs, 4 HR, .337/.392/.487
Milledge had a pretty impressive Low A campaign at age 19. More impressive than Bruce and showing more power. Also looked pretty good after his promotion to AA at age 20. Bruce's age 20 season is yet to be seen.
When I referred to Milledge as a top "bat", I meant top position player vs pitching prospect. But he still looks pretty good as a hitter. Calling Bruce a top "bat" might be a little aggressive but he's on his way. This season will be big for him.