Re: Jonathan Mayo ranks Reds system as 4th best
Originally Posted by dougdirt
I just can't comprehend the idea of making a guy repeat a level who has one weakness and its hitting for power. You want him to repeat the level and have a .350 OBP before a promotion. Problem is, he did that last year. It doesn't make much sense to me. I don't think I have tried to 'put you down severely'. Your logic just doesn't make sense. You want him to do exactly what he did last year in your example, to promote him this year.
He doesn't have a weak bat. He has weak power. There is a difference between the two things. Weak bat is a guy hitting .240/.300/.300. Weak power is a guy hitting .315/.360/.370. His reason for struggles in low A was that the Mets told him to give up switch hitting. He bombed against righties big time, and the majority of his bats came against righties. He then was allowed to go to switch hitting last year and hit them very well.
I don't care if you follow it, I just can't see your logic in making him repeat the level so he can post a .350 OBP again, after he did it last year.
heh. How's he doing right now?
“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?”