Originally Posted by dougdirt
The GCL doesn't start for a few more weeks. I would be surprised if he gets more than 50 AB's this year. He is just so young.
Question, lets say Duran is as talented as many think/hope that he is. What level could we expect him to produce at as a "normal" 16 year old vs 18-21+ year olds in the GCL?
I guess what I'm getting at, if Duran was talented enough, could he produce at a respectable enough level to get regular playing time with the GCL reds? Certainly it does nobody any good if Juan goes out and hits to the tune of 0.150 w/ a bunch of strikeouts while playing everyday, but what if he could hit .250+ while keeping the strikeouts w/n reason? Could a 16 year old possibley be talented enough, while also dealing w/ all the homesickness issues that one would expect from a kid that young, away from home for the first time to put up a respectable stat line?
I'm guessing the Red's plans are along Doug's thinking, and they won't rush him into too much, but could we hold out hope that Juan could force their hand by putting up solid numbers???