MTUCache wrote:Alright... I'll bow to you guys on the mashing part... maybe I'm not as familiar as I should be with this minor league numbers.
But are will still talking about over-hype here?
I mean... EE had an OPS of 1.100 in the minors last year. Still nothing more than a long-shot gamble to turn that into major-league power.
Longoria hasn't hit more than 30 HR in any minor league season yet (all two of them, admittedly), and there's a pretty obvious decline in his OPS for each level he's gone up. Is there any reason to assume it will be over .800 in the majors?
What does EE's minor league OPS have anything to do with Longoria?
Longoria slugged .546 in two seasons, all the way up to AAA as a 21 yo. Would you be more comfortable if he slugged .600?
By the way EE has a .451 SLG in his career in the minors and has a .450 SLG in the majors.
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