mhardy_03 wrote: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.
.800-.850 OPS. Yelich has an .800 career OPS, .818 last three years.
20 HR. Yelich has a 15 HR career 162 game average. 20 HR average last two years.
Lots of doubles? Yelich is one of 11 players to have 30+ doubles the each of the last four seasons.
Average RFer with plus arm? Yelich is an average to plus corner outfielder. Hard to know quite how his arm stacks up in RF since he's never played it, but it is plus for left field though minus for center field.
Seems like he's closer to what you thought Piscotty would be than you're willing to admit.
I don't see much more growth potential out of Yelich that what he is. And what he has been, is what you'd hoped to get out of Piscotty.
Meanwhile, Bonds has said Ozuna could be a consistent 30 HR guy. He also said Fowler would make a good #3 hitter and it turns out, he was pretty good at it.