Montana168 wrote:IF he wins the job out of Spring Training, I think he would fall right below the Moustakas/Machado/Middlebrooks tier. Although maybe a good argument that he belongs in the tier with those 3, but at best should be drafted right after those 3.
In terms of upside, hard to tell. The scouting report on him is that he has a beautiful swing but he has only shown modest power for a corner man in the minors. Although we've seen moderate power hitters in the minors get helped out by the move to Coors Field. Pretty hard to predict what he will produce in his rookie year, but long term I believe his ceiling is Ryan Zimmerman or Aramis Ramirez (annual average of 25/90 .285).
I that is fairly generous. I'd probably put him the top 20 3Bs. I've personally always thought his bat was a little slow through the zone which I think will make it hard for him to catch up to legit MLB fastballs. I'd probably put him in the same class as Lonnie Chisenhall or Kevin Youkilis this season. I would be that surprised to see Trevor Story push him at 3B during some point as well.