John Sickels from Minor League Ball updates his Padres top 20 prospects list with performance so far this year, and mostly has good things to say. His thoughts on the Antonelli conundrum:
Matt Antonelli, 2B, Grade B+
.204/.329/.297 for Triple-A Portland. One of the biggest Whiskey Tango Foxtrot prospects this year. Drawing lots of walks, controlling the zone well, but no power and the base hits aren’t falling. Finally got his average over the Mendoza line this month. I have no clue what to expect in the future.
To me that’s good news. It isn’t, “well he sucks now and isn’t as good as we thought he was” which I was kind of expecting. Sickels actually had a similar opinion on Wade LeBlanc, saying the standard numbers don’t represent his performance.
Reminds me of the Bloodhound Gang jam “Foxtrot Unicorn Charlie Kilo”. Very clever these guys.
You probably already knew this, but Geoff at Ducksnorts is doing essentially the same thing, but better.