Originally Posted by Benihana
Is it time to start worrying a little about Gelalich?
VERY small sample size - 70 AB, but he is a 22 year old sandwich pick from a big time college program who is struggling to hit in the launching pad of Billings. He has a .229/.341/.371 line for a .713 OPS with 23 K and 9 BB. Not atrocious, but you'd like to see a lot better from a first round pick out of UCLA- especially one who is not a premium defensive player and doesn't play a premium defensive position. I was surprised he wasn't starting in Dayton, I figured he'd mash in Billings. So far I'm disappointed.
Pretty unusual for a 22 year old 1st round pick to start in the Rookie league to begin with. Most would skip it and go straight to Low-A Ball. Some guys struggle at the beginning going from a metal bat to a wood bat!