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well it appears the right decision was made in regards to maybin starting the year in the minors

 

31 strikeouts in 70 at-bats in AA is not too promising to say the least, considering this is exactly the reason he is in Carolina - to cut down on striking out

 

based on this when is a reasonable time to see him up in the majors?

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He gets a fair number of walks as well which leads me to believe he's learning the strike zone better and needs to work hitting breaking balls.

 

I've listened to a couple of games in the last week and his defense is pretty good and getting better all the time. I have little fear he won't eventually be as advertised, but it's going to take time.

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I would ignore his AA SO's, because he's working on strike zone skills, as a result he's going to be rung up more than if he were just knocking the ball around.

 

I wouldn't... it means he hasn't learned to hit the breaking ball well...

 

That's not a point of concern unless you somehow think that Maybin was going to play for the big club before Sept.

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Strike outs as a negative are overrated. It's not a big deal. As long as he is showing power (he is) and walking (he is) he will be fine. Look how many times an Alex Rodriguez or Miguel Cabrera strikes out every year.

 

I wouldn't be totally adverse to a wicked fast CF playing Adam Dunn :mis2

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Strikeouts may be overstated but they're still negatively impactful, and those players you named have good BB/K ratios.

 

Yes, he's walking, and that's great and all, but he's always walked well, and he's K rate IS alarming. His BB/K ratio (.452) is online with what he's done the rest of his previous two years (.488), actually slightly worse. Also something to keep in mind is that BB/K almost always gets worse in the jump from minors to majors (Lower BB%, higher K%).

 

I'm just praying he doesn't become the next Delmon young. I mean, Maybin's walked more in the minors (12.6% v.s. 6.3%...exactly half haha) and had a better BB/K ratio (.483 vs .342), but he has a worse K percent (26.0% vs 18.4%) and the whole "free swinger on breaking balls" deal...I mean, delmon still walked ok in the minors, than has walked a grand total of 3% of the time in the majors with a gaudy .182 BB/K ratio. I mean, they're not very good comparables, but I can't stop thinking about that haha.

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Other thing that concern me greatly:

 

High GB%, low LD%

 

many of his hits are infield singles he can beat out because of his speed. that's not going to happen at the major league level

 

if his LD% doesn't pick up, me = worried

 

on the flip side, many do think it will

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Other thing that concern me greatly:

 

High GB%, low LD%

 

if his LD% doesn't pick up, me = worried

 

on the flip side, many do think it will

It's only been 4 weeks. I need more than that to begin any alarm or concern.

 

he's been in the minors for over two years, not 4 weeks. :thumbup

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Other thing that concern me greatly:

 

High GB%, low LD%

 

if his LD% doesn't pick up, me = worried

 

on the flip side, many do think it will

It's only been 4 weeks. I need more than that to begin any alarm or concern.

 

he's been in the minors for over two years, not 4 weeks. :thumbup

Has his low ld% always been like that? I was assuming you were talking about this year.

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