You know what don't draft him and if you get players like Rowand in an auto draft please drop them. So far this year I gotten Mauer, Drew, Rowand, Morneau, and soon Wagner. I love idiots who give up on good players.
Rowand's minor league career: .281 BA, (higher if you throw out one half of an off year in 2003) compared to mags .271 and maglio spent a year longer in A with a +.300
Rowand had a higher HR/AB ratio, more rbis per game or AB, however you want to look at it, and a higher SB/Game ratio
In his first full year in the majors (last year), he had a higher batting average, higher OBP, higher number of SB's, higher slugging percentage, more HR's and more RBI's than magglio did in his first full year
It appears as if its not me that didnt look at the stats. This is second full season in the majors, I reiterate, be patient.
Magglio is one player. He is also not Aaron Rowand, so you can't say Rowand is going to post a .300+ average because Magglio had a .271 minor league average. You failed to mention that Rowand never posted a .300+ average above his first half-season in A-ball. Rowand had more early power than Magglio. He also had a .405 BB/K ratio, as opposed to Magglio with .550. That to me is very telling. RBI and SB and even to a degree, HR, are practically useless. Magglio was also twenty-four when he had his first full season. Rowand was twenty-six.
The season has just begun. Much more baseball to be played here. That aside i believe he is a bust, he will still be rather productive at 20-20 .300 perhaps or better. From the rounds i have seen him go i believe he will be a bust not living upto expectation of a high draft pick but still a rather productive player with upside.
Dodger Blue wrote:You know what don't draft him and if you get players like Rowand in an auto draft please drop them. So far this year I gotten Mauer, Drew, Rowand, Morneau, and soon Wagner. I love idiots who give up on good players.
Oh, believe me, I don't have Rowand in any one of my leagues. Every one of those players you listed is an established major leaguer or a touted prospect, except for Rowand. Have fun in your Yahoo public league.
Rowand in the minors:
306K's/1715 AB's = .18 K's per AB
367K's/2457 AB's = .15 K's per AB
very comparable, especially if you factor in that Magglio spent 5 years at A or BELOW
Rowand spent 1 1/2yr's at A ball, and only spent 2 1/2 full yrs in the minors, the rest he was slipping up to the major league club, while magglio spent almost 7
maglio was 24 in his first full season, rowand 26, taking into account how much longer maglio spent in the minors, again very similar, with me giving a slight edge to rowand
the white sox ranked rowand their number one prospect
Ill give you rowand might not ever quite be as good as maglio, though I think he will be, but he will be a VERY good major league player
I re-iterate that two weeks is no time to judge a player, the white sox arent panicing over this guy and neither should anyone else. Dropping him would be idiotic in anything other than an 8 team league