Originally Posted by Kc61
Look at the trajectory. Age 21, started slowly at AA. Look at the second half numbers. Add in AAA. Add in Cincy. Not too shabby.
You see any pattern with your statements? These levels you're using amount to no more than 200 plate appearances. The trajectory you speak of is, at best, inconclusive. Like Drew Stubbs, I hope his more recent production is a sign of a coming trend, but it's way too early to say. Until then, the best you can make of Francisco is a set of peripherals that historically the majors eat up and spit out. I love his power, and I love the potential with this kid - trust me, he passed the "look" test in his abbreviated appearance at the end of the year. But you are severely overlooking some very unkind history with rates of his kind. The kind of history that have frowned on guys and given them, at most, a career path of Jose Guillen.