Sunday, July 4, 2010

Quick Thought David Lough

Lough continues to be impatient at the plate but has added some punch to his bat since April. Eight home runs, five doubles and six triples since May 1 leading to a .284/.318/485 while the BA and the SLG are definitely good enough to play CF instead of Maier the on base percentage isn't going to cut it. Lough makes easy contact has plenty of speed and arm to hack it defensively in center but his lack of patience will create a tough hill to climb to the majors. I've always contended that Lough could be DDJ with less on base skill but more power and I think he is well on his way to becoming that player although a sprinkle more of patience would definitely help. July was the month Lough took off last season so be on the lookout for a leap in numbers hitting at the top of the order in Omaha.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Lough is already off to a good start in July (3 for 9, 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 6 BB). Also funny you mention Maier because Lough's numbers in his first AAA year are very similar to Maier's. I do think Lough's numbers will be better when all is said and done.