I didn't focus on home runs, I focused on ISO. And I never ignored the walk rate. I just said I wasn't impressed by the overall numbers, and that I was worried about the lack of contact and how that would translate.Not only can the bat play up in Arizona, but there's secondary skills there. You're really focused on the HR power and ignoring that 36 doubles is and an 8.5% walk rate is strong at any level of baseball. He's a defensive SS with secondary skills offensively - that is a rare thing pretty much all the time.
Why would I see the guy? He's a minor leaguer that plays for an NL team. I'm not a trained scout, so even if I saw the guy it wouldn't make much of a difference. And unless you're a trained scout, I wouldn't value your opinion from what you saw (no offence intended, as that's how I feel about everybody who isn't a trained evaluator). I don't claim to be an expert on prospects, but I do a combination of stats and scouting reports of respected evaluators. More often then not I'm right.Oh god dammit. Nothing against you, just what you did. FanGraphs scouting is the worst, and it's entirely too common.
The curveball being gone is real, but the groundballs aren't (they came with a significant increase in two seam fastballs).
He's not considered an elite prospect. There is most to prospectdom than elite prospect with #1 upside/potential. He's been a very well thought of prospect for a while now, top 50 twice with BA from his BBref page, and come on....You haven't even seen the guy?
And I never said he was a #1/ace upside. You're making a lot of assumptions.
There's a difference between average and effective. Delgado was average to slightly below average. I don't buy that argument, as I don't think the D-Backs had as much leverage as you're suggesting they did. I wasn't that impressed with Towers offseason, so him having the choice of pitchers wouldn't inspire me in the least.Another thing is that it's hard to buy that the D'Backs did not have their choice of Teheran/Delgado when they're giving up a 25 year old AS with 30 HR power. They went with the guy who threw effective major league innings at a still very young age with some very promising stuff over the guy who struggled mightily in AAA after coming into the year higher up on mostly arbitrarily compiled lists.