Cleveland Steamers wrote:How and why is Daric Barton so special? Unless Im missing something, he appears nothing more than an above average minor league player according to his stats
He hasnt shown a BA over .318 and had a measly 13HR in 500+ ABs last year through 2 stops in 2005. His one big positive is his plate discipline which has allowed him to take more BBs than Ks.
Arod Minor league stats:
No better than .315 with 21 Homers in 425+ at bats
While he had 8 more homers I hardly think you can say that stats are the only indicator on the potential of a player. I have heard a few major league managers say that some players spend their minors getting ready for the bigs while they cahnge and enhance their stance and hitting techniques.