Originally Posted by Steve4192
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.
I think that the power he is going to grow into when he figures out what kind of hitter he wants to be/rounds out his approach better (rather than what he does now where he simply tries three or four different approaches throughout the season - slap singles hitter/home run guy/ two strike guy). I think he is a future 10-15 HR guy and that is what could make the difference in his offensive game from say, your ceiling to my ceiling for him.
I do find it strange that in the tools section Didi gets a 35 grade in power, while Hamilton gets a 30. Didi hit as many baseballs over the fence in AAA in half a season as Hamilton has in his entire career. Didi can get some loft on the ball from time to time. Hamilton can't unless it is at his shins. Not so much that I think the 35 is off for Gregorius, but that the 30 is off for Hamilton. I don't know, I just don't see them being that close in power.