Silly, silly.The Loveable Losers wrote:Depends on how much his power develops but there are thoughts that might be where he ends up power wise (in the 10-15 range). The fact is though that he is an absoulte hitting machine. Think Vlad without the power. Same kind of guy...if the ball is close he hits it. Not sure what this guy will show in the majors as guys that hit like that without taking walks but without striking out are not that common.
his last two years (age 20, 21), he's had an ISOP% better than .200. HRs in the majors will look closer to 15-25 than 10-15, and that's even without developing more power (which is VERY possible). Over 600+ ABs (he'll lead off or hit in the #2 hole), you're talking a .310+ hitter with 15/15 that could push 25/25. Hitting around Vlad assures pretty good periferals, too.
Anyhow, my point is that he has pretty good power, and if some of his doubles turn into homers (certainly concievable given his age), he could push 30 homers annually.
The biggest concern here is the utter lack of plate discipline. This combined with his pretty-good-but-not-great K-rate means that his OBP will be largely dependent upon his BABIP. A run of bad luck could really hurt him.
But I'm confident. I took him with the 7th pick in my keeper league's minor draft and I'm very happy with the pick. Don't go overboard on him, since there's no assurance that he's got a long-term job, but he's worth stowing on your bench, especially in deeper leagues.