It's not surprising that the draft is looking different than many mock boards due to the lack of 2020 data to go off of due to the lack of games to evaluate.
Elias is clearly not afraid to go with a guy with one plus plus tool (power) which is a bit surprising for the #2 overall pick. His hit tool is probably plus as well, but the K-BB ratio prior to his short junior year makes him a bit of question mark when he has to face professional pitching on a nightly basis.
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Honestly, I think people fell a little too far in love with Santander’s 2020 performance over 37 games. I seriously doubt he’s going to post a .314 ISO on a regular basis as he did in his short stint this year. It is probably fair to suggest that he and Nunez are similar offensive players.
Still, I think you underestimate the difference between being a solid defensive corner OF and being a DH who is a very poor defender at 1B/3B.
Exactly..they are similar offensive players. Santander plays a decent defense but nothing great. Neither provide much on the bases. Neither has a good OBP although Nunez will likely walk more.
However, you have people on here acting like Nunez has very little offensive value and Santander is some really good player. He’s fine..he’s good value for his salary but he’s oft injured and doesn’t walk. Availability is a skill and Santander struggles with that.
Thank you for proving my point.
I find it hilarious that you're unhappy about Nunez getting DFA'dand then so indifferent for Santander.
Neither are world beaters, but they offensively are fairly similar and defensively Santander has a place. If nothing else the view should be at minimum similar.
I was just reporting what Melewski and Mayo said. I have not heard Elias saying that Adley will begin at AA. And I would not be surprised if Adley does not make the majors until 2022. The most important thing is Elias plans and Adley performance next season. I will just have to wait for more information on that.