Yes, that's impressive. But it's only 82 ABs. Again, he is repeating the circuit.
His overall minor league record (including this year's 82 ABs): .830 OPS
Bobby Estalella's minor league record: .810 OPS
So he strikes me a bit as a flavor-of-the-day type. And when you add in long swing, catcher, injury history, and relatively low BA. . . I guess I'll temper myself somewhat.
Estalella was the 631st player taken in the draft. Saltamacchia the 33rd.
You're talking about a plug vs a Kentucky Thoroughbred.
Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."
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