"I don't know if he was tired or what when he got to Triple-A," Round Rock manager Bobby Jones said. "He just started out struggling with the bat, slapping and punching at the ball. But when I saw him in Arlington in September, I couldn't believe what I saw. I watched him in batting practice and he was pulling the ball, putting the ball in the seats. He had a spring in his legs again.
"He was so-so in Round Rock, but I saw him in Arlington and said, 'This kid can play.' I'm anxious to see him in Spring Training, when he is fresh and ready to go."
And not the top reason to ignore him, just one of them.