wrveres wrote:well for one, they played in the same leagues while in the minors ... and two Johnson would/could have been up in Oakland one if not two years sooner but his path was blocked.
I think this will be an interesting discussion for the next few years, but I'd still take Johnson. Kotchman looks to me to be much like a Sean Casey type of player
I generally agree with you WR, but I don't in this case.
As an Angel fan Kotchman is not getting rushed. He is majorly blocked. He has Erstad in front of him who is making 8 million a year so they Angels aren't going to bench Erstad, and they don't want him in the OF anymore because he get's hurt to easily out there.
Not to mention that they signed Kendry Morales who is a 1B...If they wanted to rush Kotchman they would of had him as their DH. Instead they let him go to AAA and was only called up when someone got hurt and he did pretty decent so they kept him around for the playoff push. He also had one of the most productive AB's in the White Sox series out of all the Angels..
I don't see him being a 30 HR a year hitter, but I can see him becoming a 25 HR a year hitter. I also think he can be a consistent .300 hitter.
Another thing that makes him a top prosepect is his glove. He is known to be a future gold glover at 1B.