In related news, Brent Lillobridge is hitting .455/.520/.682 through 6 games in Iowa. How were we so blind and foolish as to not see what we had?!?!?!? WHYYYY?!?
As a player, what is preferable, hitting .042 in the majors or .455/.520/.682 in AAA?
It depends, what is the player's Overall Belly-Fire Percentage?
In all seriousness, when it comes to AAA, specifically the PCL OBP trumps the power numbers. the majority of PCL pitchers are junk ballers or strictly straight fastball pitchers. The guys like LaHair. Fox, and Hoffpauir that have put up Ruthian numbers there usually do it in their 3rd or 4th season there, and by then, they're seeing those same pitchers and rarely do those dogs learn new tricks. They're essentially facing Casey Coleman, J.R. Mathes, and Randy Wells every game with a legit prospect or two mixed in here and there.
Then they come to the big leagues and feast on fasballs for a month or so. Unfortunately for them, even the most middling of big league pitchers will soon adapt to them, and laugh as they helplessly flail away at very high/low and inside/outside pitches like a slow witted 7 year old attacking a pinada
The reason that I think that Sweeney is different is due to his big league track record.
Pinada, is that something like a piñata or is it more like a panda? The results would be wildly different.
I'll go with the panda. If only because it would be more fun.
He meant New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda. Small children go into a violent rage whenever he's nearby and nobody knows why