McKinney has had a nice start in Daytona had another 2 RBI's today. Russell was an amazing get but, I think this kid could make this trade look like an absolute steal. Seems to do quite a few things well. 12BB's and 19K's so far in Daytona and his BB/K ratio in the Cal league was also very impressive. I like him quite a bit actually.
Last edited by northsider; 08-06-2014 at 12:59 AM.
Addison Russell is cool because at different times in his (recent!) minor league career, he's made good contact, took walks, and hit for power. We know he has all of those skills. The more comfortable he gets at AA, the more he'll learn to start doing all three at one time. And that's the mark of a great hitter.
And we don't have to worry about his defense, which is awesome.