Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
I guess it just depends on how he develops but I think he could be as good as anyone on the list short of maybe your top 4.
Yeah.... again, this is a guy, who when fully healthy has hit .327/.404/.549 since being drafted. I continue to say, people have let his injury REALLY affect how they think about him. When he was drafted, there was talk that he was a .300/.400/.500 hitter waiting to happen. Then he comes darn close in the FSL to doing just that. Heads to AA and breaks his hamate bone. After the one year mark of the injury he goes out and hits .347/.421/.592 in AAA over 200+ at bats.
Yes, he really struggled for a while to hit when he came back from a broken hamate bone. Who doesn't? It saps a guys power, that is a well known thing. During the futures game this past season, Alonso was among the few who really impressed scouts with his power. I don't know, I just think people are allowing injury and recovery to block what the guy has done while healthy, which is absolutely murder the ball.