Rising O's wrote:Tough choice at #4. Only quick cross off was Delmonico given his senior year. Townsend was next, nice numbers, but too old for A+, another slow promotion scheduling issue. Move people up dang it! Bridwell, not enough accomplished. Avery, might be next year that he puts it all together. Hoes lack of position, thanks Stockstill, and uneven power made him the last cut. So Bobby it is, 21 at AA, may have run out of gas after his strong finish in A+.
Don wrote:Just a lunch pale, workhorse type player that puts in the work to improve his craft. Sometimes more of these types are needed to re-shape an organization minor league system.
Shorebirdfan wrote:It's funny to me how different people can look at the same thing and see something so different. I watch the organizations minor league system and often find myself screeaming to STOP moving people up dang it! I believe the count this past season of players moved up from Delmarva to Frederick was 17. In the meantime a player like Jurikcson Profar spent the entire season at Low A, As did Taillion. The Phillies organization is one I see year in and year out that seems to almost always allow players to spend an entire season at a single level before moving them, and they have reloaded time and time again using prospects to make some of the biggest trades for valuable front line players year after year.
Shorebirdfan wrote:So our 5th best prospect doesn't hit for avg, doesn't hit for power, isn't an exceptional defender, doesn't pitch, and oh doesn't have a position.
I think we are in trouble.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:Hoes does hit for avg with plenty of walks along the way. He is roughly the same age as Avery but has clearly outperformed him at AA and has the potential to play second base. If he can become a decent second baseman which is certainly within the realm of possibility, he would be quite valuable. Who knows maybe he starts hitting for more power as he gets older/stronger. Remember that his bought with mono was said to have sapped his strength and maybe it's taking him a while to get it back (which would explain the late season power increase).
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