Originally Posted by rdivaldi
What makes you think Danks has been rushed? He was clearly too advanced for A+ last year and was tearing up AA until he came down with some wrist issues. He also raked in the AFL, I see nothing to suggest that he should have been in AA in 2010, unless you are of the belief that his strikeout rate was too high to advance?
The Cuban leagues are full of players that could play in the majors, granted there are also guys that would struggle in A ball, but Viciedo saw some talented players coming through there.
Too high a strikeout rate, certainly, and given the way he finished in AA, I definitely think a month or two in the Southern League would have been beneficial.
As far as the Cuban Leagues are concerned, I disagree.