Originally Posted by dougdirt
So a guy who hit 6 home runs in 185 AAA at bats has to sell out his normal swing, develop muscle and take PED's to get to 15 home runs in the Majors, at best?
Gregorius is a decent stop-gap defensive SS. He might end up with an OPS north of 700 for his career. Maybe.
If I'm wrong, I'm wrong. I'll take it like a man and admit it.
As of now, I see little power in DiDi Gregorius' swing as he develops into a major league SS. A slash line of 260/ 310/ 400 would fit his minor league profile. Actually, it would improve it. By a far margin.
I like his youth. Perhaps he grows up a bit, fills out a bit, and lifts weights. Maybe he transforms his swing and adds some pop that way. Maybe he figures out which pitches to swing at and which to lay off. But his 39 extra base hits is one more than Billy Hamilton, and I've been told Hamilton has "20" power. So he'd have to find a ton of power to ever sniff 15 major league HR in one season.