warner892001 wrote:Does anyone have any sort of idea as to when he is coming up? Hes still in single A ball and my other top prospects are mashing in AA and or just got promoted to AAA and are raking.
Hes just sitting on my roster taking up a valuable space - is he worth hanging onto or can i get something for him in a trade or just drop him?
I've always felt this guy was extremely over rated. I couldn't believe he went 2nd overall in the 2008 draft. He was virtually drafted based off of his Fresh/Soph seasons in college. I know he had an injury of some sort his junior year but still his numbers were still down from before as well as there were plenty of players who put up much better numbers that year in full seasons. But let's keep in mind Pittsburgh's track record in first round picks: 2008: 2nd overall Pedro Alvarez. 2007: Daniel Moskos 4th overall. 2006: Brad Lincoln 4th overall (just starting to finally show some promise). Of the top of my head I'd have to say Pittsburgh is the worst team at drafting.
It might be too early to drop him just yet as the scouts rave hard on this guy. They all love him. But he has a lot of holes in his hitting approach. Trouble with plate discipline and cannot hit lefties for the life of him. He is getting better at hitting lefties, but he still OPSes 200 points lower against lefties right now in high A ball. Also remember he will play in a pitching friendly park in PNC.
All in all I'd say hold onto him for a bit longer but if he doesn't catch fire soon trade him before the season's end.