Re: Your pick for 2012 breakout player of the year
He will get to Double-A simply because of the amount of money invested in him. Good kid. Will he develop hunger to get better or will he be satisfied with the $2 million he already has? Comparisons to Adam Dunn or Wily Mo Pena, but lacks the athletic ability of those players. Very uncoordinated, maybe due to late growth.
Lutz is twice the player. Lutz is older but improving rapidly due to lack of previous experience growing up in Germany. Not sure why Lutz does not get more attention. All he did was hit .301 with 20 jacks. No Dragons player had done that since Austin Kearns 11 years ago.
Instructive. In many cases, track record/intangibles comes to take precedence over prospect pedigree/draft status. Organizations that fail to recognize that do themselves a huge disservice.
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