Originally Posted by Rojo
Partially, for two reasons. First it's obviously not a premium defensive position. Second, it doesn't speak very well about his atheleticism that he's a DH/LF as young man. I could be off base on this, I'm just going by B-R.
Also, a lot of his OPS is walks. While I love walks and don't care much about BA in the Bigs, for projecting farmsters I like to see higher BA.
I have seen Winker play and he by no means looked like a Yonder Alonso in LF. He isn't the most athletic guy on the Dragons, but he certainly is not the least athletic. Don't worry too much about that.
As for the walks, I don't know what to say. Walks are good and he is good at taking them. Plus, a .281 BA behind a .308 BABIP is nothing to sneeze at. By cutting down his K rate just a bit more and/or getting just a little more BABIP "luck"," Winker could easily be a .290-.300 hitter. Add a double digit walk rate on top of that with a .180+ ISO and we are talking about a premium bat.
Stephenson is the only guy on the farm with more value than Winker.