Originally Posted by blandman
He had a .300 obp in 2012 and his ability to see pitches was inept at best. Most every scout agreed that he either wasn't going to get it, or needed to change his approach drastically. ONLY here did we look at the 25 homers and say OH LOOK POTENTIAL. That's not what potential is.
Edit: and once again, that's from mid-season 2011. He wasn't in the league. He had only played in the majors September 2010, which is what this is based on. That is not relevant to the statement I made.
It is very relevant as professional scouts exercise patience with prospects, something that the typical fan does not have. A prospect that excels in the minors and then has some success in the majors does not fall off the radar. This is what scouts saw in 2012.
You are off base in your assessment of how Viciedo was viewed in 2012.