AA said he was told by the Vegas coaches that Gose was their most major league ready OF
Obviously they misjudged. He looks horrendous at the plate. Will another month of consistent at bats in the majors help? Maybe, but no one wants to find out this month.
Snider will clearly be the keeper when Jose is back.
His bat is staying on top of pitches. Needs to shorten up and be able to make adjustments to get under the ball if needed.
EDIT: Of course it's been a handful of games and it's entirely possible that we haven't seen anything yet.
If Gose were 24, I'd be concerned
but he's only 21.
If that's the case, then yeah.. Not good.
I haven't seen good contact from him yet.
Looks to need another year ish in AAA
Or be traded for pitching :)
Gose struggled each time he moved up a level, then found his groove
he will be fine after making adjustments but we won't see that happen this year
How many times does a 21-year old kid come up to the majors and rake right from the getgo? Almost never, so what do people realistically expect to see a HOL right now. Get real.
He's going to have his lumps just like almost every other kid that comes up that sees his first sniff in the majors.
I think this little taste of the bigs will be good for him.It will help focus him, making him realize that he's not 'already there', and give him an idea of the kind of things he needs to improve upon, if he wants to stay up in MLB.