From Delmarva to Bowie, his walk rate dropped at each level while his strikeout rate rose at each level. He also looks like a strict pull hitter at this point. He’s very young and has talent. I do think this year will tell us if he’s capable of making those adjustments or not.
Freak show! One of my favorite players all time (mostly due to his commitment to the mustache).
I was just joking about the seasoning (but nevertheless interesting to see his progression the first 6 years). Man, I wasted like 30 min on his B-Ref page. What a career.
I agree but we also see highly regarded prospects in A and low A become lesser prospects as they advance. Walk rates get lower. Strikeout rates get higher. OPS gets lower with each level and they fall down lists. Most of our top guys have shown improvement or no degradation while advancing.
One thing underrated on many Oriole prospects is the ability to advance and adapt. Henderson did it. Stowers did it. Westburg and Cowser did it. It’s an important quality and ability to have especially once you reach the big show. Mayo, for all of his upside, is the one guy who hasn’t shown it, yet.