Originally Posted by dougdirt
Didi's ceiling is a gold glove caliber shortstop who can hit .280/.345/.400. That is a 4-5 win player.
That is definitely the difference between us. I am not a fan of projecting guys to be significantly better as major leaguers than they were as minor leaguers. While some players do wind up outperforming their minor league stats, they are the exception, not the rule. I think Didi's ceiling is more in the 715 OPS range, which is right in line with his performance in AA/AAA. I think it is far more likely that Didi winds up with a sub-700 OPS (since most guys suffer some degradation versus their minor league stats) but is good enough with the leather to stay in the lineup.