He’s gonna have a tough road to the bigs. His defense isn’t that much better than Rasmus to sacrifice the offense.
Comment by Uh Oh Cordero — August 31, 2012 @ 9:50 am
They don’t both have to play CF, you know. Give him some time, pretty certain something will be worked out.
It’s funny, every time I read or see any sort of interview with Gose, he’s always so well spoken and thoughtful. It makes him easy to like, haha.
Rasmus is an interesting comp for Gose, as they both spent the majority of their age-21 season in Triple-A. Rasmus hit .251/.346/.396, Gose .288/.371/.425. Unlike Gose, Rasmus didn’t have an opportunity to struggle (or perhaps thrive] in Toronto at that age. Projection obviously factors into the equation, but Gose compares well in that respect.
His defense is supposed to be awesome and he has excellent range. I haven’t seen 1 report as negative as your post. He has a grade 70 arm, 70 glove and 70 speed as per Kevin Goldstein (twitter). Sickels said his outfield defense makes him a valuable player even if his bat doesn’t develop. He also adds ” His range and arm strength are top-notch, and he has superior instincts to put an exclamation mark behind the pure tools.”
I’m sorry but if your going to knock Gose it cannot be for defense. Contact, sure. Power, maybe (he hit 16 HR’s as 20 year old in neutral park in AA).
Comment by flatjacket1 — September 2, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
Mike Newman loves Anthony. Says he’s one of the most dynamic talents he has seen live. Realistically, I’ll be happy if he turns into a .260/.370/.400 type hitter with 10 HRs and 50 SBs (and GG defense in CF). He has a good eye at the plate, he’s always drawn walks well. If he can get his contact rate to league average, watch out, he will be a superstar.