Originally Posted by GIDP
I dont see people scrambing to come up with reasons to get him out of the org. I think the guys saying hes not going to hit unless his walk and K rate improve are just being realist.
Agreed, I'd call it playing the odds. I have been calling it that way since I saw him in Dayton. Certainly I'd love to be wrong having him, Alonso, Frazier, Cozart and Heisey come up over the next year could really help out tremendously. But I don't see it unless again, something changes. He's improved a little over time but nothing close to what he needs to do. And besides someone needs to go anyway just too many guys for too few spots, with needs elsewhere. He's the one who although could make one of if not the biggest impact he's also the one least likely to do so, that in my mind screams make the trade before he gets exposed.
I did find a guy who walked comparably to Juan in the minors. This guy walked around the same amount but a little more, struck out far less, is more athletic but has Francisco disease. Swings at everything (still) and although Francisco has more power is just a better more disciplined bad ball
hitter at similiar stages of their careers. His name is Jeff Francouer and yes Francouer doesn't even swing at some of the stuff Juan does. So please anyone arguing for Juan tell me how you don't see the same thing (but far worse) happening to him that has happened to Francouer's career.