Originally Posted by dougdirt
I too like what Vincej has done so far.... but we need to be sure to realize that he has 50 at bats and that he was a 37th rounder for a reason.
So I jumped the shark, but had me thinking, in relation to his 37th round selection and perhaps the most famous super late round draftee, Mike Piazza.
How did Mike Piazza start out his minor league career? Did he blow the doors off the thing right away, or did he develop for a few seasons before putting up huge numbers?
At 20, he put up a .762 OPS in A- (57 games)
At 21, he put up a .670 OPS in A+ 88 games)
Then he takes off
At 22, he put up a .884 OPS in A+ (117 games)
At 23, he put up a 1.000 OPS in AA & AAA combined (125 games)
At 24 he was up in the majors for good.
Anyhoo, I know it doesn't have anything to do with Vincej, but I found it interesting none the less.