Re: Jocketty talking extensions
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Hamilton had an outstanding year, both in AA and high A. His obp and speed (not to mention a high slugging percentage) are all signs of a player that can "play up" to his talent level. So are his continued improvement curve and his his high make-up.
In short, there's reason to be excited. (Though expectations need to be tempered with the idea that he may not work out, as you've already mentioned.)
.286 average in 175 at-bats in Double-A with a .406 OBP is an outstanding year?
Hamilton very well may one day live up to his expectations but the poster I responded to originally was saying he would be dissapointed if Walt didn't have him penciled in at the leadoff spot in 2014. It is way to early to expect that considering what we have seen so far in the minors.
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