Re: BA Midseason Top 100
doug, speed is part of Maybin's game. I'm not saying that I consider Maybin to be one of the top 10 prospects the game right now, but I have a hard time removing his infield hits from his performance because that's a skill set he owns.
But he's certainly hitting and it isn't all singles. His IsoP is .163. The 2007 MLB average is .150. His IsoD this season is .093 versus a MLB average of .068. He's got an eye and that's particularly useful for a player his age. As he fills out, I'd suggest that Maybin is a triple threat due to his speed, eye, and power potential.
If he's not one of the top ten prospects in baseball, that's fine. But he's got a higher ceiling than Colby Rasmus; who hasn't done a whole lot to convince me that he isn't a prospect clubs will forget about over time.
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