Originally Posted by dougdirt
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).
Did you watch him in Louisville? He's never put up power numbers like that outside of that high school sized park in Bakersfield. Could this be a sign he's finally tapping into some of that power you've talked about or just a case of him running into a few more hangers than usual? Lack of in game power is about the only thing holding him back IMO.