Re: To Push or Not to Push..That is the question
I'm not a fan of pitchers doing a half a year at a level, regardless of performance. Yes Bailey has risen to the occasion, but Cueto hasn't been as dominant as he was in his first go around at High A. Bailey is the exception, not the Rule.
That said, I hate when pitchers repeat a level they have dominated. There is no reason Calvin Medlock should repeat AA after the year he had in 2006. He is clearly ready for AAA. I like the pace that has been set for LeCure.
Hitters seem to be a different story. Bruce could see AA by June, then go all Adam Dunn on the the org in 2008 (AA, AAA, Major Leagues)
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”