SD to acquire Mitch Moreland for Hudson Potts and Jeisson Rosario

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Love it. Young dudes with upside for Molten Mitch. Take care, brother. Keep it rollin', Chaim.
Sometimes I think "with upside" is just a euphemism for "haven't shown anything yet." I'm finding it hard to get very excited about a prospect who hit .242/.372/.314 at A+ ball.
 

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Sometimes I think "with upside" is just a euphemism for "haven't shown anything yet." I'm finding it hard to get very excited about a prospect who hit .242/.372/.314 at A+ ball.
He has the athletic ability to be plus plus as a defender, he has a unique ability to control the strike zone, and he’s incredibly young.

He’s immediately a top 10 prospect in this system. I’m not sure what you expected from Mitch Moreland.
 

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My guess is that Bloom sees Rosario as currency rather than locked into future plans, but he’s got an interesting skill set to build from.

One thing that jumps out at me about Rosario is that he’s 6’1” — a bit bigger a frame than most speedy slap-hitting outfielders, so maybe there’s more gap power in there than he’s shown. I wondered for a few years there if Jarrod Dyson would make a good 4th outfielder for us, and Rosario has an outside shot at pulling off that kind of career.
 

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Sometimes I think "with upside" is just a euphemism for "haven't shown anything yet." I'm finding it hard to get very excited about a prospect who hit .242/.372/.314 at A+ ball.
...as a 19 year old. The contact and on-base skills clearly aren't going to translate if he can't add more thump, but his youth speaks to the likelihood of that happening.