I am disappointed in Rooker.I looked for a quicker rise and more consistency.His age is becoming a question too.He is 24 according to the article and if the prognosis and the roster keep him in the minors for two more years he will be almost at that magic peak period of 27 - 31.The really good ones are up much earlier and the trend - Soto, Acuna, and many more is to be up closer to 20 than to 27.That does not mean he will not eventually have value, but one of the reasons to draft college players is their quick movement to the majors.Look at this list of 25 and younger players!
Statistics tell us that prospects selected in this range generally have maybe a 50% chance of even sniffing the bigs and maybe a 30% shot at being better than league average. There is one, possibly two position players on that under 25 list that did not have higher expectations attached to them on their signing dates.
Personally, I've had a lingering suspicion that people have been harboring unrealistic expectations for Rooker all along based on fantasies about his light tower power persona. I have a nagging suspicion that a #6 ranking here is a bit generous.
I admit to knowing nothing, but I'm more excited about a few others on this list. Miranda, Rortvedt, Gordon...
Edited by birdwatcher, 08 February 2019 - 11:33 AM.