Davd Vidal's last 10 games: .342/ .375/ .658/ 1.033
After a horrid start, gets his AA numbers to the following: .246/ .302/ .413/ .715
K'ing less, but still far too much. Decent patience. He's 22.
Juan Perez, my pick for 2012 Breakout/ Sleeper of the Year, has finally woken up. A bit.
Last 10: .333/ .378/ .615/ .993
Second half: .301/ .359/ .518/ .877
Season: .262/ .344/ .408/ .752
Perez is a LH SS (though most project him as a 2B going forward). He's got 22 SB, but has been caught 10 times. Still just 20 and in Low-A, so he's a bit ahead of schedule. 44 BBs to 67 Ks show plate discipline.
Should Jesse Winker finish out the year with his current numbers, the closest 18-year-old comps from the Pioneer League over the past 20 years or so are:
2007 Caleb Gindl
2004 Billy Butler
2004 Chris Nelson
2002 James Loney
2000 Dave Krynzel
1998 Austin Kearns
All but one have played in the majors, but only one is a star. His year isn't quite as good as the season Prince Fielder enjoyed, but, so far, it's within shouting distance of second. Butler, fwiw, is closest overall, IMO, though his power numbers were better. Very few Pioneer League 18-year-olds. Even fewer have any success at all.