Thanks for the feedback everybody.
Originally Posted by sabometrics
If Yorman can be Grade-C, how can Sappelt not be? I understand Yorman has the more project-able build and has more tools-wise, but it seems like putting a Rookie-level player who is hitting .340 in 94 AB's at that level is a bit hasty if you're going to leave off a AA-level player who is hitting .348 in triple the number of AB's.
One word: Projectability
David Sappelt has performed very well this season. But in addition to the build which you mentioned, Sappelt's tools simply don't grade out nearly as well as Yorman's do. Sappelt is also six years older than Yorman, and putting up strong numbers in the minors for the first time since he was a 21-year old in Billings. By the time Yorman is Sappelt's age, let's hope that he is challenging for his first All-Star team in Cincinnati, not having his first good season in AA.