Re: Who is RedsZone's #41 prospect?
Originally Posted by HokieRed
Bankston looks to me like he's being overlooked. For comparison, 24 year old seasons: Parker, .281/.353/.494/.847 A and high A ball; Bankston .280/.328/.496/.824--AAA, two levels higher. Short stint at high A ball three years ago, at 21: .387/.513/.629/1.142. This is not meant as a knock on Parker, just a way of saying I think Bankston belongs. Just trying, too, to keep the conversation going here through a few more numbers.
I agree 100%. While he didn't fare so well in his cup of coffee: .203/.238/.305 in a mere 59 ab's. He's advanced and able enough to contribute to the major league roster (as a reserve, but solid). Bankston is only 25 years old and has averaged .279/.345/.470 over his minor league career with 112 homers over 2614 at bats. He doesn't have the upside of some that are left, but his floor is surely higher.
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