Originally Posted by Vernam
Does he swing at balls out of the strike zone? Does he never walk? I'm afraid I know the answers to those questions.
Nobody knows what his plate patience will be at the big league level, but he is a hitter for both average and power. Hopefully whoever our new hitting coach is can help with that and has to be better at that than Manto.
I like this move for two reasons: we lock down a power hitter for a below market price (yes we are taking a bit of a risk) and now we can move Viciedo either this winter or next summer before Boras tries to take us to the cleaners for a power-only bat.
I hope we don't expect a monster season right away, he's going to have to adjust.
Don't stop now, Hahn, we need a few more young talented bats.