Originally Posted by Superdude
Why do you feel different about him after this season? He had a decent year, but it was pretty much in line with what I would've expected.
I am not speaking for him here, but I think that taking the jump to AA and then AAA and then the Majors (Even in a small sample size) takes things forward a bit. It makes him more enticing that he not only kept his status, but actually improved it while facing strong competition. Same thing for a guy like Billy Hamilton or Bryson Smith. Some guys weren't able to do that just yet (Donald Lutz and David Vidal for example, both struggled with making that next step up in competition).