Originally Posted by Red Heeler
Rosales' minor league career OPS = 0.855. Miles' minor league OPS = 0.734. Rosales will be the same age this year as Miles was in his first full year in the majors.
I'm with ya RH. It baffles me how people can come to a quick and decisive conclusion on a guy when the guy has obvious deficiencies skill-wise. Skills can be improved, talent cannot. So Just because Rosales had similiar results as Janish in limited exposure to the major leagues now he is in the same boat, ludicrous. Now that's not to suggest Rosales ever will, but he certainly can make improvements and be a viable big league player. With improvements like experience, knowledge of the pitchers and small tweaks in his preparation Janish might get to the minimum acceptable level of a SS say .650 OPS. Rosales can clearly be a solid UT type with a .700-.750 OPS (with a possible peak of .800 for a year or 2, say a poor mans Derosa) and as Oakland also suggested (along with Rick Sweet) he can play some SS. Rosy just needs better pitch selection (and maybe a bit better bat control) and he'll start closing in on his ceiling.