Originally Posted by nheath22
I agree with your analysis of Steve Selsky and he is my pick to move up the prospect ranks this year. I know he is still very young and only in A ball currently, but after watching him in Dayton a couple of times this year, the kid can hit and has a lot of potential. Based on the way he finished the season with Bakersfield, winning the Reds minor league hitter of the year, I think he will continue to move up the prospects boards next season.
I am still skeptical about Selsky. Here is why:
Late round pick
Hit in Arizona (hitters paradise)
Hit in the Pioneer League (hitters paradise)
Didn't hit much in the Midwest League (neutral environment)
Hit in the California League (hitters paradise)
So he is a guy who has hit well when he was in very hitter friendly leagues, but didn't do much in the only neutral league he has played in so far.
With that said, his time in Dayton, where he didn't really hit well, is the only place he showed poor plate discipline too. Breaking balls aren't quite as sharp in a lot of the California League stadiums, so that could be a tiny part of it, but it is interesting that his plate discipline was much stronger at a higher level in 2012 than it was in Dayton. You wouldn't really expect that.
There is some intrigue there. Swing looks a lot like that of Heisey. I am just not ready to fully buy in yet.