- Jul 12, 2005
The Red Sox were only affiliated with Lancaster for the 07 and 08 seasons. Jackie played at Greenville and Salem.JBJ also played his High A season in Lancaster, which made the current Worcester Polar Vortex seem like a standard wind stadium. Comparing power numbers there to either Salem or Greenville isnt comparing like with like. Outside of Lancaster, JBJ never showed any plus power - more like the 50ish power that he showed in the majors. Rafaela really looks like he might have 60-65 power.
I agree that Mookie similar player would be more slugging heavy and a 99th percentile outcome, but his realistic ceiling (say 80th percentile), seems like it could be a JBJ with more power - this JBJs best seasons (2015/2016) as a baseline with maybe a couple outlier seasons where hes a true power guy. Of course, his median outcome at this point is probably a AAAA washout given the plate discipline, but there's some realistic 4 win upside between the defense and power without him going Mookie.