Will this guy be any good Topic

I made this trade because he has big increases in stats and went high in the draft .....so, as I am a zero Adv scouting owner I did the math and decided this guy was worth it.

However, in the trade window his overall potential was 68/74.

1. Does this allow enough room for 2 more seasons of healthy growth?
2. Is the 74 projected overall inaccurate due to my zero Adv Scouting?
3. Even though he went in 1st round and has health growth +5 stats per season, is the projected overall something I should be looking at before trading?

I'm just wondering if this was lesson to be learned the hard way

12/17/2012 2:37 AM (edited)
Step 1 of using 0 ADV is ignoring projections. The 74 looks reasonably accurate, though that's a coincidence not good scouting. I assume that when you talk about increases in stats, you mean increases in ratings. His growth this season should end up being around 5 points, and expect another 2-4 over the next two seasons before he stops improving.
12/17/2012 3:51 AM
He'll be a servicable 2B who should steal a ton of bases.. 
12/17/2012 8:53 AM
Posted by MikeT23 on 12/17/2012 8:53:00 AM (view original):
He'll be a servicable 2B who should steal a ton of bases.. 
+1.  I don't think he's a championship caliber starter if you don't run a lot, but he's a valuable reserve under any circumstances (can start for anyone against LHP) and if you do have base-stealing at 4 or 5 he's very nice.
12/17/2012 2:39 PM

He's nice
12/17/2012 8:08 PM
He will never reach 74 OVA. Possible he could be a 70. AAA+ calibre player, not a starter on a top team.
12/28/2012 5:50 AM
Agree with what was said above. An ML level player as a really nice bench piece, a platoon starter vL, or maybe the #8/#9 hitter on a playoff team (when he's making the min and there aren't better alternatives avail, or maybe the team can't afford better).
12/28/2012 1:55 PM
Jetsons and mongoose are so far off base its not even funny.  MikeT123 and moethedog are much more accurate in their statements.  He will not be a "valuable reserve" or someone to just start against LHP.  I have no idea what link some of you clicked on, but it obviously redirected you to www.idontknowwhatimtalkingabout.com.
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