Never let facts get in the way of a good argument.
Now many guys with Hanigans high walk rate, high contact rate, zero power skillset don't translate at the major league level, though it helps that he plays the position with the least demand for offense, and that he's excellent defensively.
But this threads about Juan Francisco, and his merits as a major leaguer in the future, not Ryan Hanigan and his curious skillset.
Last edited by zjr1717; 07-13-2010 at 04:52 AM.
As of today he is at .286/.327/.573/.900.
In 248 official at bats JF has 15 homers and 48 RBI.
And this is after a terrible start and a month's injury absence.
OPS vs. RHP is over 1.000. I can't wait until September call-ups.
Cisco is a free swinging slugger who hits for avg. as well. He's going to K a lot and not walk a lot. He's also going to hit a lot. He does go opposite field. And he can hit them out to the opposite field too. His plate discipline is slowly, constantly, showing improvement.
And no, AAA pitchers are not grooving heaters. They wouldn't be AAA pitchers long if they did.
Just jumping into the conversation here, but is he better as a trading chip or something we should be grooming for our own use?
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Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98