kab21 wrote:The other problem is that he needed a .360 BAPIP to hit .278 last year. As he moves up in the minors (and eventually the MLB) he's probably going to hit <.250 with questionable plate discipline and low power. This is not the description of an MLB'er regardless of his 100 SB's.
Cop out answer. Since he has largely failed in one environment, he is doomed to repeat it the rest of his career.
I'm not saying he'll turn things completely around but players who are fantastic athletes without much baseball experience need to be given longer leashes. It's not even known whether he'll remain a switch hitter. Lastly, he's got elite range so theoretically he could remain at SS and Cozart could be moved.
One thing is certain though, he still needs a significant amount of development time so I agree with a previous poster that he won't do anything meaningful in the majors until sometime next season at the earliest.