Curtis Pride wrote:Umm, yes. Cite these scouts.
Not only does he strike out 40% of the time, but he has one of the worst GB/FB ratios in the minors.
He gets very little loft on the ball, and is relying almost exclusively on his speed for an incredibly high BABIP, both last year and this year. He's got a line drive percent less than 10% which is awful. He's got 16 XBH this year after having 35 last year.
When he gets to the majors and good infield defense, his BABIP will normalize and he'll be a bust.
And I've been high on Rasmus since last year - he's better than Maybin, who is one of the most overrated prospects in baseball.
Rasmus was better than Maybin last year, and is MUCH better than Maybin this year, at a higher level. The only thing Maybin has on Rasmus is a bit of speed and he's a bit younger.
Cite these scouts????
All you have to do is talk to people in baseball kid. By people in baseball I mean scouts,Gm's, players. Not internet keyboard warrior scouts. What cracks me up is Maybin has continued to put up good numbers WITH being on a horrible Lakeland club that even started to make Andrew Miller look bad(look what he has done since leaving to Erie). Plus with the back issues(which everyone who doubts Mabin NEVER BRINGS UP).
Its already been well documented he was the rawest coming out of the draft and that he would take a bit longer than soem to show power. This should not take anyhitng away from the fact that he has bonafide superstar ability in the making. Rasmus looks like a nice player no doubt. Never questioned that. Its just the brainwashed reasoning I'm hearing from some who are throwing Maybin under the bus. Maybe it's the brainwashing from Sickels site, who knows.
Perhaps you need to brush up. Like I said before Maybin has had soem back issues this year, which OBVIOUSLY would have an impact on lift. Rasmus does not have the ceiling of Maybin. I'll say it twenty times. Whether Maybin reaches it is another thing, but if your talking potential Maybin has the sky as his.
The only think overrated is the underating of Maybin by people who don't have the whole story.
He is the most RAW, he is the farthest from a finsihed product, and yet he still is puting up very good numbers. What is their not to understand about this? You like whoever you want but I'm telling you, Maybin has much more left.