Waiting for Nimmo
See ya in 2016
"If Den Dekker is that good of a glove I would just play him, at least he can give us plus defense. I am tired of watching guys like Baxter, Turner, Duda..these guys are barely major leaguers and have limited upside."
I think Duda has a ton more upside than people are giving him credit for, the odds of him reaching that potential though is still unknown.
"People look at Duda's size and think he is going to hit 40 home runs a year."
His size is a factor but not the only thing they look at, Duda puts on an absolute show in the batting cages and Ike Davis has readily admitted that Duda has more power than him, he's had very good seasons in AAA and had a good year in 2011 he just needs to be able to be more consistant in teh majors.
The scouts have been saying that Den Dekker is ML ready with his glove but needs a better approach with the bat. He does have some power but k's too much but his OBP has been okay. It does seem that after a 1/2 season or so he does catch up and take off so he is not someone to be forgotten. He should excel in Vegas this year if he isn't forced into action with the Mets this year.
Consider that he has only had 3 minor league seasons and has worked his way to AAA. He will only be 25 this year. I believe that he still has the potential to be a good center fielder.
Home run hitters drive Cadillacs, and singles hitters drive Fords.