Re: Baseball America Top 100 (4 Reds)
Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
These guys are 1B. They almost all hit. Brandon Allen with a .935 OPS in 697 AAA PAs., Mark Trumbo .945 OPS in 595 AAA PAs, Lucas Duda .999 OPS in 298 AAA PAs, Juan Francisco with a .911 OPS in 428 AAA PAs. Heck Danny Dorn has an OPS of .859 in 715 AAA PAs and can't even crack the 40 man roster or interest anyone in Rule 5. These guys can hit. It takes a lot to be a standout. Being ranked in the top 100 seems like pretty good recognition considering the high standards at his only position.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 02-26-2011 at 09:44 PM.