I'm a big stats guy. I think that stats are extremely important in the game of baseball when it comes to evaluating players. I think that when it comes down to "the eye test", a lot of subjectivity can be inserted in to the analysis. More often than not, when people watch players, they're watching them with a pre-conceived notion. If they go in thinking the player is good, they'll excuse his poor plays, and highlight his good plays. If they think a player is bad, they'll do the opposite.
I think it's very important to actually see a player. That's why I've made every effort to see everyone in the system at least once this year. Outside of the guys in the foreign rookie leagues, and the draft picks who signed in the last month, I'm pretty much there. But I'm still a "stats guy". ...
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.