Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I tell you, I don't think I can express how excited I am about Jesse Winker. The kid just screams, 'hitter.' For him to have that kind of plate discipline and stroke at this point is encouraging.
What's his futures power grade supposed to be? Anyone know?
Can't say that I have seen him play much, but right now he doesn't seem to be putting that much power out. Still young though with a lot of upside. The way he's going right now he could be our long-term answer at left field when Ludwick calls it quits...maybe.
Of course these guys are all still young his current production at such a young age shows a lot of promise.
Also I think I like Gregorius' upside more than Cozart's -- I'm not real sure. Cozart has been great defensively which is good, but everyone knows that Didi is a defensive machine. Their batting is what I'm wondering about. Neither has great walk or strikeout rates, but Didi seems to make better contact and Cozart has, so far, shown more pop. I think Cozart can be a 15+/15+ guy that bats .260 and OBPs at .300 - .315 which is actually pretty useful for a GG worthy shortstop. However if Didi's recent power surge is for real and it projects to continue I think he may be better for SS.