"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
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As far as others go I really like how Brian Pearl profiles. I know Doug said something earlier about him being a power arm and I'm guessing he has some decent polish as well since he was a college draftee. It's been a while since I read up on him but as I recall I liked his potential ceiling and at this point ceiling really is a major difference maker.
I agree Mario. After Fleury is finally off the board, I am going with Barnhart. Obviously, Barnhart has the major advantage in age, but Fleury has had more professional success and is a lefty hitting catcher which was the reason I chose him slightly over Barnhart. Both of them are very intriguing prospects and I love that they will likely have time to develop their skills because of the presence of Mesoraco and Grandal. Very unlikely either of them will be rushed.
Fleury has played at a higher level (college and Dayton), but in Billings two years ago, at age 21, he went 198/224/665. At Billings last year, at age 19, Barnhart was 306/412/800. I really don't see that equating to more success for Fleury--whom I like, by the way. He did show a power spurt last year.
Of course, we haven't discussed the comparative defense. Anybody know?
I went with Fleury, but only because of his dance moves
"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
"My biggest strength as a player is my catching ability. I’m not the biggest guy and I really have to rely on my defensive ability to carry me places,” Barnhart said. “I try to maintain a ‘get after it’ mentality and not let anyone ever tell me that I can’t do something.”