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November 11, 2009

Future Shock Blog

November 11

by Kevin Goldstein

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Open Thread Experiment

Grant Desme, OF, Athletics (AFL: Phoenix)
Yesterday's stats: Did not play

After pounding out 10 homers in his first 12 games, Desme hasn't hit a home run in his last eight games. He's still hitting .370/.457/.802, and I'm not sure there's a prospect generating more debate in baseball right now. I've talked to three scouts this week who saw him at various stages of the season. One saw him at Low-A Kane County, one saw him at High-A Stockton, and one saw him in Arizona. All three had wildly varying opinions on Desme, with projections ranging from never getting to the big leagues to hitting 30 home runs there. We know he has power, we know he has speed, we know he strikes out at a disturbingly high rate, and he's also incredibly streaky. Throw in the age factor because of all the injuries and there are just so many big positives and glaring negatives that it's just plain hard to figure him out. So how about an open thread on the subject? What is Grant Desme four years from now, an All-Star or in Triple-A?

Bonus round: Are we even sure he's better than the similarly skilled/tooled Corey Brown?

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