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  • Peter Alonso - No MLB Promotion This Year

    So, this kid is tearing up AA, does he rocket to the bigs this year?

    Pros: Right handed, power, decent pitch recognition (17.9% K pct)

    Cons: 241 Plate appearances in AA, Defense

    With Adrian hitting some, Bruce needing to take time out of the infield for his foot, and the presence of Flores, there should be no rush, but a right handed bat is sorely needed...

  • #2
    I agree, let Alonso develop step by step, we have ample examples of the peril of rushing a player before they have fully developed.

    Conforto was in the same position in 2015, killing AA with a .312/.396/.503/.899. Also had the 17.8 K % and 11.7 %BB. Came up and raked for 6 weeks and then began fading right into the postseason. Fools gold? Conforto hit for the first month of 2016 and then hit .174/.267/.330/.596 for the remainder of the season in 260 PA. He was sent down twice for a combined 6 weeks and destroyed AAA hitting .422/.483/.727/1.209, but couldn't repeat that at the ML level.

    We also saw Pelfrey called up and yoyo'ed back and forth with 74 AA-AAA IP. But this was after being called up for 21 IP after 96 IP in his first professional season at A+- AA- AAA. 2007 he was called up 3 times and sent down twice, did that impact him long term? He sure wasn't handled like the 1st round draft pick he was.

    Even Murphy fell victim to the rushed call up when he was called up with 1 game at AAA in 2007, and was impressive hitting .313/.399/.473/.871. Pay back was the following season when in 155 games he posted his career lows in BA, OBP and OPS+.

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    • #3
      23.5 years old is a little old to be stuck at AA for an impact type of bat...and the kicker is, he's getting blocked by a guy younger than him, that has a lower impact ceiling...

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        Drew's Sig

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          Drew's Sig

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            Drew's Sig

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            • #7
              I don't like the "no matter what" thing. If he earns it, he earns it.

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              • #8
                in the world of Wilpon finance, you only create "super 2" guys if you have a chance of winning...if they don't feel that the prospect is going to help push them into the playoffs, than they aren't going to start the clock on him any sooner than is forced on them

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                • #9
                  only reason Rosario is a mlb is Cabrera kind of forced the situation last year by being incapable of being a mlb shortstop anymore

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