Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Yeah, he's a pull hitter, but, in AA, he was willing to spray the ball. This resulted in some oppo pop, especially as seen in doubles. I'm guessing, in his prime, Dorn hits somewhere around 25 homers as the dominant side of a LF platoon, assuming someone sees his value. Defensively, he's average to slightly above in LF, with slow feet but good OF instincts and an okay arm.
High baseball IQ, too. Most draftees of the past two to three years seem to own one of those.
A very good and fair evaluation. As Doug said last year to the question of Defense, a definite up-grade from AD at least. I think he and a Gomes could hit 35-40 HRs, and reach 100+ RBIs, and hit .270. That's a dang good LF, eh? I haven't seen him this year, but what impressed so many Baseball people last year was how Dorn had adjusted with a more compact swing, and was thus doing better against LHers, and as you noted, spraying it around.