Originally Posted by Cooper
Anybody have a good comp (stat-wise) for JF. If the guy plays 2 more years in triple A, is that enough time for him to put together a career of substance?
One more year tops. Probably not even that. His defense is a bit weak but I don't know how much more consistent he's going to get. It's definitely not Encarnacion bad from the little I've seen and he has made some very nice plays. He has an accurate rifle arm but has trouble getting the ball in his hand sometimes. Let Sweet work with him a bit and we'll see.
I don't like comps anyway but it's too soon to make one now. I think he's still improving at the plate. I've seen him make an adjustment to fill a hole in his swing already. He's fouling off pitches he used to swing through. But the sample size is tiny so don't put too much weight in that. He looks like he's going to be very good though. It's hard not to say that with his crazy high numbers at Louisville. Of course, Rosales had crazy high numbers too.