Yes. But it never happens in the real world.Should everyone that has inferior performance against one hand or the other be platooned?
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"Sit over here next to Johnathan (Bench)...sit right here, he's smart."--Sparky Anderson
I voted Dickerson and I think he is better than alot of people give him credit for. I didn't see much of him him in the minor but I did see all of his at bats with the Reds I know it was only 100+ ABs but I came away impressed. He has a very smooth swing and is quick to the ball. He worked the count well, waited for a pitch to drive and did just that most of the time.
He also has a plus golve in Center. He does need to work on his contact a little but I have no doubt that he can put up a line of .280/.365/.485 and play Gold glove defense.
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Suck it up cupcake.
I went with Danny Dorn over Thompson this round, he hit 21 hr's in the final 3 months of the season and he's had solid production at every level he's been at. I think he would benefit from a full season at AAA to face as much left-handed pitching as possible because that the weakest part of his offensive game. He could easily be one of the best reds draft picks in terms of value since I've followed them (32nd round). Juan Francisco is drawing raves about his power but Dorn could be a 20-30 hr guy in the majors plus he's already showed solid plate discipline.
AD 560 AB; 124 BB; 132 K
EE 460 ; 46 ; 76
VG 497 ; 33 ; 55
VG is a notorious bad ball hitter, but he has consistenly made contact right up through the ML level. He has been a hard man to walk, but also a hard man to strike out given his power.
Both AD and EE showed increased K rates at the ML level. Both, however, had decent BB rates in the minors.
By contrast, JF had 516; 19; 123.
This suggests to me that unless JF develops much better plate discipline, he is likely to be eaten up by ML pitching. The key is increasing the BB rate. K's will come down. I agree that his upside is tremendous. I hope he makes the improvements needed. His athleticism suggests he has a good chance to do it. Until I see evidence of improvement in the BB area, however, I would be reluctant to include him among the first 10 prospects.
Bump. The voting seems to be down in this poll. Thompson has only a nine vote lead over Duran. If that stays the same we may have to do a run-off vote depending on what you guys think.
I miss Adam Dunn.
The winner is the winner even if it's only by a vote or two
I miss Adam Dunn.
I'm going to go ahead and predict Thompson 57 (+or-4) over Duran 48 (+or-4) in the run-off.
Just for referance even though he isn't going to win... Francisco lines in his last 2 game is:
Oct 28 @ESC .500 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Oct 29 @EST .600 5 3 3 0 0 2 6 2 0 0 0
So thats 4 walks 5 hits 2 HR 8 RBI's and 1 K in his last 13 AB's... I think the light is starting to come on for this kid. If he could just turn that corner, him Soto, Alonso, Frazier, Bruce and Votto would be sick at full potential. Also add Stubbs to that equation and you just need a SS and a catcher.