DevilDriver wrote:Sure he didn't put up eye-popping power numbers, but that's to be expected considering he was only 18 - his overall numbers were outstanding for an 18 yo playing his first pro season. Not only does he have the tools to be a perennial All-Star, but he's also extremely polished; a lot of players have upside, but only the special ones have upside AND polish.
I couldn't agree with you more DD. Hmmm, here afew reasons why Heyward is the future face of the Atlanta Braves:
5 tool skills:
Rakes with authority. As the 3rd youngest player in the Sally League last year, which by the way is not a huge hitters league, he raked his way to a .323 avg, which was 3rd, and got on base at a .388 clip, again, stressing that as an 18 year old in his first season, cannot
Plus arm and range that provides accuracy that ensures he is not a defensive liability
Average speed with very intelligent baseball instincts that enable him to capitalize on situations that are presented during the course of a game.
Outstanding eye at the plate to go along with his ability to make in game adjustments that belie his age bode extremely well for comparisons that have been mentioned, and should have you frothing at the mouth for him to be on your team, of Willie freaking McCovey and Dave freaking Parker!!!
I hope this helps