Originally Posted by dougdirt
He pretty much was running wild on the MWL until he got hurt that last month of the season. He was hitting .313/.380/.565 ish as a 19 year old which was pretty much incredible.
Not sure what those numbers are referring to unless you're counting only a portion of the season. His end of season numbers were these in the MWL: .291/.355/.516. That's not "running wild" through a league. Nor are these numbers from the league before that: .270/.331/.500. Nor are these numbers from the league before that: .257/.358/.457.
Those are OPS' of .815/.831/.871. Those are good, but not even close to great. He could also spend some more time learning defense at that level where players are hitting it harder and farther. He can learn to run bases better. Learn to steal against a better quality pitcher. There are a ton of things he can spend another month working on at the High-A level.
Your numbers had him at a .945 OPS vs what he finished at, which was .871. There's a huge difference there. (He finished 5th in OPS in the MWL in 2006)
He didn't have enough at-bats to qualify for the 2005 Gulf Coast League stats, but his .831 OPS would have placed him 8th.
He had a very good April this year at Sarasota, but he's having a phenomenal May (and last week of April). And, as great as he's doing (2nd in the League in OPS), where he's doing his worst, batting-wise, is with RISP, where his OPS is .727.
09/22/2006 Baseball America Low Class A All-Star
09/22/2006 Baseball America Minor League All-Star
08/24/2006 MID Post-Season All-Star
06/20/2006 MID Mid-Season All-Star
06/20/2006 MID All-Star Game Top Star
06/11/2006 MID Player of the Week