Originally Posted by membengal
No, doug, they do not matter. I loathe generalizations as tools of the lazy. Each prospect should be evaluated on his merits, not lumped into a bucket and dismissed.
And those merits include things like, um, "hitting" and "fielding".
And hitting includes things like strength and power, things that aren't as prevalent in guys who are small in stature. It isn't lazy, its simple facts that apply to most people of similar size. Certainly each prospect should be evaluated on their own merits, but size/projection is one of those merits. A pitcher with terrible mechanics is judged based on those, why shouldn't a small statured hitter be judged on that since the projection isn't likely as good given his size? Sure, he could buck the trend just like the pitcher with poor mechanics, but it isn't as likely.