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nuggets wrote:\George_Foreman wrote:Markakis... As he's moved up through the minors, he's improved every year.
The thing is, that's not true. He's had a decent year at A-, which doesn't mean much, and then two below average years at A and A+. Then only 143 PA of truly appealing ball in AA.
AT wrote:I watched a few of his AB's this weekend against the Yanks. Guy has tremendous strikezone discipline. Very patient, great eye. But aside from that he's not very useful.
nuggets wrote:But if you adjust them for league and park effects you get:
748, 728, 736, 975 (in only 143 PA)
Lets look at better facts.
I'm surpised you have continually over looked the small sample size of his only appealing ""season". If you combine
As far as below aveage, yes he was a below average player in A and A+ where he's had by far the most PA, posting VORPs of -2.3 and -1.3, EqAs of .255 and .255 .
I'm interested if they use metal bats in A- . If so then the numbers are less useful and over inflated.
nuggets wrote:Oh come now, terribly? You still haven't acknowledge the small sample size of his only terribly appealing stint. I think there are two main factors creating your feeling of "terrible" interpretation on my part. 1. Bias toward your own team. 2. Your personal bias toward Granderson type players, good but not flashy and often overlooked.
What you see as improvement, I see as staying about the same until a small sample size of appealing stats. At this point I don't see a player with a lot of AS appearances in the future, but because of his production in the past and the fact that every team gets a player in the AS game regardless if there is another more deserving candidate on a team like NYY, I know there is a reasonable chance he may be.
Markakis should be in AAA with all the guys Baltimore has in the OF and because of his relative inexperience at high levels. This will allow him the greatest chance at many years of AS level play. Just my personal bias.
nuggets wrote:I think we're dealing with a grey area and that it could go either way. I agree with the Hermida comparison, both have potential and should be in the minors right now...wait Hermida is, due to hip flexor recovery. I think what is best for both guys is to develop in AAA right now because they're futures are being put in a level of jeopordy they shouldn't. Granderson had a steady progression to where he's at now, I fear I might end up being closer to correct if Markakis is rushed.
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