Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Absolutely right, in my opinion. Many posters have been writing this guy off for years and are unwilling to revise what they say about him. It's more about being right than evaluating the kid objectively. He may be one of the elite power prospects in the game right now. He needs development time, still, but he's a very, very interesting bat. I'd have to think there are AL teams out there who'd love to have this kid coming up as a future DH.
I'm not saying "release him, hes a lost cause." Juan is a prospect I dont want to get rid of unless hes getting us a good return but I also know the chances he turns into something are relatively slim compared to a lot of our other prospects. Frazier and Cozart both have the body of work that I'm confident in translating to the next level. They need some slight polishing while Juan still being chiseled out of the stone. Both Frazier and Cozart could be major leaguers next year, and I'd even suggest they should be given a fair shot to be major leaguers over a lot of the other options, Juan wont be for at least 2 years baring some major changes in his skill set even if that skill set has been improving.
I feel like I'm typing the same thing in 2 threads.