Author Topic: Schwarber Optioned to AAA Iowa  (Read 860 times)

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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Schwarber Optioned to AAA Iowa
« Topic Start: June 22, 2017, 02:08:42 PM »
I don't remember anyone saying this. 2015 was his breakout year as a prospect and the following guys were listed as having hit and power tools, as good or better than Schwarber in both categories, by Baseball America:

Kris Bryant
Byron Buxton
Addison Russell
Carlos Correa
Corey Seager (all above Schwarber overall as well)
Alex Jackson

I don't know if a couple guys were making him out to be the second coming for some weird reason (to make up for him being such a poor defensive player?) but out of his rookie class I don't see how you could put him over Bryant, Correa, Conforto, Sano, or Lindor as a hitting prospect.
Baseball America had him as the best hitting prospect in that draft. It was his defense that kept him from being drafted higher.