Originally Posted by Steve4192
Kind of a silly question.
Since the turn of the century, only four players fit your age/draft position criteria (Winker, Mesoraco, Bruce, David Espinosa). Of those four, only two played at Billings (Winker, Bruce) and only one played at Billings and subsequently advanced to the majors (Bruce). It's kind of hard to draw any meaningful comparisons when you put such an extreme limitation on your data.
Well then your original statement was kind of silly if you aren't going to be comparing him to players similar to him isn't it? I mean, yeah, guys like Chris Valaika and Danny Dorn hit really well in Billings, but they aren't comparable to Winker. Historically, there really aren't too many comparables for Winker on the numbers side of things. Going back to 1995, there have been all of 9 18-year-olds with a K/BB of 1.5 or better in the Pioneer League. Some Major Leaguers in there. Some guys I have never heard of too. Just seems silly to be unsure of him because other guys have hit there and not turned out. Other guys don't fit his profile at all.