Originally Posted by dougdirt
Well, first off, one scouts opinion doesn't mean so much to me. He has moved forward a level since then and has done what? Lowered his strikeout rate and improved his line drive rate.
Joey has said in an interview that in the futures games pitchers try to throw 100 and he tries to hit home runs. I don't care too much what a 'futures game' scout thinks based on the futures game last year where Joey admittedly was trying to hit a home run.
Ok fair enough, I cannot fault you for not taking 1 scouts opinion to heart. Of course OTOH you shouldn't fault me/few of us for having reservations based on the opinion of 1 scout or something else. I have never said the scout was 100% right but you are fighting his opinion as if to say he is 100% wrong.
I am just not prepared to deal in absolutes yet until he has had sufficient AB's in the major leagues, for the opposition to have a book on him and use it. But until then I will have that opinion at the forefront of my mind when it comes to Votto.