Originally Posted by dougdirt
I think Sappelt is at least a 4th outfielder type because of his defense. For someone with his speed, he is a poor base runner. At the plate, he isn't much of a power guy at all. I could see him slugging .400, but I wouldn't expect much more than that. Maybe a .275/.325/.400 type of hitter if he continues to progress. The defense is legit though.
You're getting there Doug!!!! I really like Sappelt. He went to college in my state and I always heard good things about him. He was a player of the year in college in his conference. I've heard accounts by players that he has a wicked swing, which hasn't completely translated to the minors yet. He has great speed and great defense. I liked the Billy Hatcher comparison and didn't think much of the Ryan Freel lite comparison. By the way...he did homer last night!!!