Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Let me add some thoughts re: their eval of Yorman...
Again, super weak that they ding him for what he did in a higher league. And, if we look in a little detail at his performance in the Pioneer League (a league populated by a lot of players 4-5 years older than Yorman), do we really see that his weaknesses were exposed?
Take away his last 10 games, in which he went 4 for 42. (That's about a quarter of his season there.) Before that slide, his BA was .298, and 16 of his 36 hits were for extra bases. I think it's well within the realm of possibility that the kid -- emphasis on 'kid' -- was just plain tired and ready to go home, not that some secret to his apparently egregious weaknesses was suddenly revealed to league pitchers.
Shallow stuff from BA, in my opinion, just trotting out old evals.
Good post. I agree it was a bit odd that they judged Yorman on what he did in Billings. As you noted, Yorman was actually OPSing around the .800 area before going in a brutal slump to end the season. Yorman was the youngest professional baseball player in the United States this season. Considering his age, I thought he played well. I thought for sure he would rank in the top 10 at worst.