rookies and cream wrote:Chicago 2 wrote:The fact that he hasn't reached those numbers in AAA doesn't really bother me, I'm not one to judge a player off of his minor league stats, I've never felt they are a true indication of a players MLB potential. If you perform in the minors congrats, if you can't hit in the MLB then who cares about your ML stats.
Fantasy baseball is all about predictions. And it's a never a good idea to base your projections off one year, especially one's rookie year when other teams don't have a great scouting report. That's why Curtis is bringing up Aviles' minor league numbers, because really, that's all we have to go on. Remember what happened to the last Royals' shortstop that made a splash his rookie year?
Assuming you mean Berroa. And yes he was awful after his career year.
Right, I know why hes bringing it up but minor league numbers are not a true indicator of any players MLB potential. Aviles has shown he can hit in the minors and sure his power numbers are not great but hes shown "so far" he can hit in the MLB, in his short stint he put up some nice numbers. I've seen him play and he can hit, makes contact what 86% of the time. Obviously its a risk drafting him since he might have a sophomore slump, same is said for Alexei Ramirez.
2B for the most part is a fairly solid position but looking at shortstop there's a lot of question marks there, I'll take my chances and grab Aviles late. If all goes wrong I'm not gonna argue with grabbing Renteria as a backup several rounds later.