Originally Posted by TRF
Your agument doesn't mesh with the results, and the results say Alonso doesn't hit LH pitching, hasn't produced any real power after leaving the league that suppresses said power, remember, like you said with Stubbs? We were supposed to see this spike in his power once he left the FSL. Never happened.
Right now I see Alonso as having a Pete Incagvilia feel to him. Lots of hype, not so much in the results.
Results don't matter until the majors. And my argument does mesh with the results. Alonso has 33 walks and 40 strikeouts in 286 PA (11.5% and 13.9%) with an isoP almost the same as Frazier on this season despite playing most of it in the FSL. Frazier has 32 walks and 51 strikeouts in 408 PA this year (7.8% and 12.5%) and wasn't close to that in 2008 (10.3% and 20.7%).
As for the lefties.... Alonso had no problem with them in college (.329/.469/.678 with 14 HR, 38 BB and 28K over his soph/jun years). As for his pro career, he has 51 at bats against lefties, 6 walks and 10 strikeouts. He hasn't shown that he can hit lefties as a pro yet, but I certainly don't have any issues with what he has done against them so far either in an incredibly small sample size.
And are you really calling me out on Alonso's power spiking after a total of 61 at bats in AA? Where if he were to hit a HR in his next AB his isoP would just 36 points?