Mookie4ever wrote:He's going to be 27 this year so he's no youngster and he only got to AAA last year. He's never been a very good hitter with a lousy so/bb ratio and only hitting .254 at AAA. It's not like he has overwhelming power or anything, it's just ok. He would be lucky to hit 20 HR in full time duty.
I don't think that there is much hope for him being a full time major leaguer. I hope that I'm wrong but he is more like a less promising Gabe Gross.
I disagree, he's hit for over an .800 OPS at every level he's been at so far, and from what I've seen from him, he looks like a very good hitter. He also led the IL in HR last season. I see him as a more-promising Gabe Gross, who would do fine in the DH job if given the chance. Barker or Lind might be more suited to take that role though. We'll see what happens.