Originally Posted by Edd Roush
One factor that needs to be considering when discussing Yorman's development is that he is already on the 40 man roster. While I realize that Yorman's maturity and perhaps lack of confidence has hindered him in the past, the Reds can't just handle him with his kid gloves his whole career. At some point, you have to have the guys on your 40 man roster be able to help the big club out. I like the adage of challenge your hitters and coddle your pitchers. If Yorman has an OPS over .800 at Bakersfield going into the All Star Break, let's bring him up to Pensacola and see what he can do there.
Can't we rework his contract to keep him in the minors?
I actually think Yorman will blossom at higher levels. I view him as a Hanley Ramirez type. Ramirez was hyped as a prospect who, IIRC, was always very young for his level and never put up great numbers (other than that 02 short season) until he reached the bigs at which point he exploded.