Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
I used to say the same thing about Drew Stubbs' minor-league numbers, but you and others would argue with me.
Hamilton will be fine. If Stubbs can carve out a Big League career based totally on speed (OK and some occasional power) than the even-faster Hamilton will too. The question is how good of a MLB player he will be. Not sure about that, but I have no doubt he'll be in The Show for years. And at least he knows he's a "slap hitter" ... we don't have to worry about him thinking he's some power hitter.
My argument with Stubbs was that his stuff in the minors WOULDN'T transfer forward, but he had untapped power that would help him make that transition to the Majors. If Stubbs was hitting just 5 HR's a season, like he was in the minors, he wouldn't have had any kind of success. But Stubbs projected to be a 15-20 HR guy and because of that it is why I projected him to move forward with his general numbers from the minors.
Stubbs and Hamilton aren't even close to the same kind of player, so saying because Stubbs then Hamilton doesn't work.
Now if you wanted to go down the road of saying because Brett Gargner, then Hamilton, we can have that discussion because the two are a lot more comparable.