Originally Posted by mace
It IS a close and interesting comparison, but, to me, there's one large complicating factor. Heisey's season this year pretty much came out of nowhere. He was productive in the past, but nevertheless he had a breakout year in Carolina (and to a lesser extent in Louisville). That's a hard thing to plot on a graph. But still, a good note.
Heisey's OPS at Louisville was .788 in 245 at bats.
Just looking at the numbers, Heisey has always been around an .800 OPS minor league player, some years a bit lower, some a bit higher. Except for AA.
He did spectacularly well at AA in 267 at bats, was clearly too good for that league, OPS around 1.000, sensational.
But it is the only stint in his minor league career when he put up an OPS total meaningfully above the low .800s. And then at AAA he was back in the high .700s.
Good prospect, but let's see what happens with him.