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  1. Really, really reaching with Chisenhall. I don’t understand what everybody sees in him? His minor league numbers look like he’s a fourth OF… in the MINORS. Zero upside.

    Comment by kid — June 30, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

  2. Another stat geek looking at half the story and none of the scouting reports. How young are you ‘kid’? Maybe you just don’t understand baseball yet.

    Comment by SKob — June 30, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

  3. Kid: I like to look at the stats as much as — even more than — most when it comes to minor leaguers, too. That’s why I see Presley — a guy with solid stats but less prospect pedigree — as someone who can help NL owners in 2011. But Chisenhall is a 22-year-old holding his own at Triple-A, and he’s always been young for the level at which he’s played. That, along with the room for further growth and development has to be factored into a prospect like Chisenhall. I don’t think I was overly optimistic on him, if you read the profile, especially for this year. But he’s going to better than “a fourth OF in the minors.”

    Comment by Jason Catania — June 30, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

  4. Chisenhall’s numbers last year where actually pretty good, 17 HRs in 117 games, and overall his numbers were skewed because of a shoulder injury he had at the beginning of the year that he tried to play through that sapped his offense. He eventually went on the DL, came back and hit well the rest of the year. He was in a prolonged slump this year before he went out with the concussion, came back and had a dominant week. He’s only 22, so that’s a big factor.

    Comment by isavage30 — June 30, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

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