Originally Posted by BillDoran
That seems a bit hyperbolic.
In a 143 ABs in Billings, he had 12 extra base hits. At 21, he 's only 165 lbs., so there's still a chance he could fill out and develop some power.
It sounds like he's capable of plus defense. At a premium position, he doesn't need to hit like Cal Ripken, Jr. to have some value to the organization.
He had an IsoP of roughly .100 in the Pioneer League coming out of college. That is incredibly poor power output. If he is that size at 21 after playing college baseball (where they have gyms and trainers and training regimens), he probably isn't going to put on a bunch of weight.
I am not saying he can't be of value to the organization. Maybe he turns into a Miguel Rojas type. But I don't see him ever being a Major Leaguer.