It will be very interesting to see how Drabek and Hutch come back from surgery. Also, how Nolin follows up his excellent season last year.
They added minor league depth today. Nice to see.
Sanchez, Osuna, Smoral and Norris are still around. That's four out of the top six young arms still in the system.
Also, with a high pick in this years draft I'm sure AA will be able to restock the prospect shelf to a respectable level.
I bet he grabs a college bat that's close to being ML ready with the top pick, then continues nabbing more high upside high school players as the draft progresses.
He got most of these prospects over a span of like two years, Syndegaard, Norris, Sanchez ect, there's no saying he can't do it again.
I wonder if Moises Sierra will continue on his development path this year, of if he is what he is right now. He has always shown good power potential but only really started tapping into it this season.
If given a full year at AAA I bet this kid would hit 25-30 HRs next season.
I wish we had more big potential bats. Even with our great farm we were stocked with big arms. Im jumping on the Kris Bryant bandwagon now too
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If any of the Nelson Cruz comparisons to Sierra start to take shape, I'd be pretty happy! Hopefully he has a big year in AAA and we can either deal him next offseason, or give him a shot at DHing vs. LHPs.
Sierra needs another year. He has some power but another year in Buffalo will help see what he has. I like the guy but I think we are okay for the next couple years anyways in the OF. :shrug:
You have to figure their kicking themselves for paying the wrong guy, but who could have known about Thon's blood disorder.