Originally Posted by nmculbreth
Doug you're much more well versed on the subject matter than me, so I'll buy that argument. Assuming that there is something mechanical rather than a skill-related issue, how much upside is there with his bat? From my limited reading on the subject matter it seems like his ceiling is probably somewhere around league average, are you reading otherwise?
I think his upside is more than that. Mainly because if he hits even a little bit, with his defense, he is going to be league average. If he actually hits just average for a shortstop, he will be an above average player.
Again, his upside is more than some are giving him credit for. During his freshman season, scouts were projecting him as a future Top 5 overall pick.