mhardy_03 wrote:Ozuna peak is what we saw last year. And if he doesn't reach it and reverts back to his normal self, we just traded a top prospect for Grichuk assuming his cost is only 1 top prospect.
If we acquire Yelich, we're basically acquiring what we hoped Piscotty would be.
If we acquire Ozuna,we're basically acquiring what we hoped Grichuk would be.
It's not so easy to just assume Yelich is going to be his road splits away from Miami if he comes to St. Louis because he kills it in the NL East. He hit .299/.385/.484 in 77 road games last year. He hit .298/.387/.482 with 5 HR in 35 games in NL East ballparks (not including Marlins Park) last year. He hit just .224/.318/.316 with 1 home run in 20 games in NL Central ballparks.
Nah, I disagree that Yelich is what we hoped for with Piscotty. I dunno about you guys, but I saw Piscotty as a solid regular, .800-.850 OPS, 20 HR with lots of doubles guy who was average RF with a plus arm. Yelich can be a star. Plus defender, plus baserunner. .900 OPS, 25-30 HR type of player. Basically what Pham was last year. All IMO.
There are no articles like this
about Piscotty. Piscotty hasn't shown the batting eye or contact skills that Yelich has. Even when Piscotty was good in 2015-16, he didn't show the same power potential that Yelich did in 2016
. I wish there was one on this season
In 2016, Yelich hit .288/.368/.542/.910 in the NL Central parks (16 G, 68 PA). For his career (67 G, 297 PA), his line is .292/.354/.472/.826, 25 OPS points better than his overall career OPS.