Originally Posted by j_m_t_us
I've heard he's been working on his swing mechanics to generate more power and it seems to be working as last night he was a couple feet away from hitting his 3rd home run in his last 6 games!
If LaMarre can go for double digit HR the rest of the way, he may end up at the back end of the Cincinnati top 10 list. But his .368 obp is likely to drop if he can't show power going forward, and his speed only makes up for so much of that loss in value. In short, even as a CF, LaMarre has
to hit with more pop.
Maybe he does that in AAA. Gregorius has, in a limited number of ABs. Stubbs did at the major league level.
But the instances where a prospect improves his slugging greatly from the minors to the majors are few and far between.