Monday, August 29, 2011

Altuve still isn't elite, apparently

Just when we thought Baseball America had made some progress by including a couple of Astros' prospects in their Hot Sheet last week, they go and do this, comparing Jose Altuve to some nutbag from the Cubs. Jim Callis responds:

Altuve isn't an elite prospect. He has a gift for putting the bat on the ball, but he takes a huge hack and is very aggressive at the plate. I see him as a .280/.330/.400 hitter. He has average to plus speed but won't be a big basestealer, and he's a solid defender.

The other guy - wait for it - bigger, has more power, but isn't as quick.