Of course a guy will have a high BABIP when he's hitting .400. .148 IsoSLG in the FSL at 20, 23 XBHS in the FSL before hitting 23 more in AA at 20. He's also walked significantly more than Vitters did in the pre-AA minors...hit more doubles in the pre-AA minors...only real advantage Vitters has is in HRs and SOs.
BTW these two the seemingly realistic list of players that could be landed isn't bad:
I don't see the point in Porcello right now. I don't think he's all that different from what we already have.
i like that list
i like more that Barney (makes me want Shoop or Castellanos) Marmol (Matusz i love) are involved or rumored to be involved and they (Marmol/Barney) seem like fits for either team.
those are my targets and throw a porcello on top of it.
i did try to draw up a trade and it does feel like a 4th team needs to jump in.
The more I think about it, the more I want Schoop in a deal.Really like the plate discipline and he'll be 21 all year in AA next year. I love the thought of having him at 2B with Baez at 3B.
No way to Barney for Porcello.
Part of the reason I would want Porcello is because of Barney playing behind him. He's a sinkerballer who could make a living getting ground balls to Castro and Barney up the middle.
Yeah forgot Smyly, but I also think he gets overrated here anyway.
The other Hoyer had this to say about Jackson:
All of the bold describe Porcello.JH: Yea, it is a four-year deal and this is a guy who has been really durable. He came up too early, and I think he would even admit that, he came up too early but since he broke back into the rotation with the Rays in 2007 he’s had six consecutive seasons of 30 starts. He’s been durable. He’s had some really good seasons and he’s had some solid seasons but he really hasn’t had a bad season. And not only is he a guy that is durable and eats innings but also with his athleticism and age there may still an upside which is a rare thing for a free agent.
Porcello makes sense by dealing Garza/Shark for Spec's in another deal. doesnt make sense if garza is involved and the cubs dont get a HAUL.
And Gato, I think Smyly gets overrated here too, but I'd still like to have him if at all possible. Porcello is the main piece I think we're looking at in this deal, though. If we got Porcello, we would almost have to trade some arms. It would be a mess of Garza/Shark/EJax/Baker/Feldman/Villanueva/Wood/Porcello.