RynMan wrote:As I understand it, this guy will likely be a high OBP type hitter with solid power. At 1B, that isn't that uncommon. My question, is Barton overrated as a fantasy player? I have him on my minors roster and have my eye on other guys like Gonzalez from Arizona, that pitcher from the Brewers I posted about, and a couple others. Any thoughts?
I'd say he's a little overrated for fantasy purposes because of the lack of power at a power position. Though his frame should fill out nicely and he could turn into a 25-30 hr type of guy with a great Avg and OPS. I'd say at worse he is a Sean Casey (.305 15) type and could be a Helton (.330 30) type as the power comes in. We shall see....... he doesn't turn 21 until August and he is in AAA, in other words hes got quite a bit of time to turn into that Helton type.
With all that said I'm guessing it will be closer to the Casey type than the Helton type when all is said and done.