Originally Posted by spawn
The thing is, we don't know if he can make the adjustments Cespedes made. It's a reason I'm not ready to anoint him one of the better hitters on this team. To those saying it doesn't take much, that's true. He could be the best/second best offensive player on this team, or he could be the third best Cuban hitter here. Until he faces Major League pitching, we just don't know.
I guess it makes sense to doubt that a hitter won't be able to make the same adjustment that clearly inferior hitters were able to make. If the Sox can't distinguish, to the tune of 68 million dollars, between a fully developed hitter who can or cannot hit MLB pitching, then we have serious problems. It's not like they speculatively signed a prospect like Viciedo.