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Old 06-21-2018, 08:49 AM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
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For all those who were declaring Zack Collins a bust 60 days ago...

Collins (59) is second in all of organized professional baseball in walks, behind only Mike Trout (64). Trout has played 12 more games.

Also, pitchers have every incentive to pitch around Trout.

Do you really think AA pitchers are pitching around Collins, to face Eloy Jimenez?

Collins has an amazing eye and plate discipline. And he just won the Southern League Home Run Derby.

Iím not predicting that Collins is the next Mike Trout or the next Frank Thomas.

Iím predicting that heíll hit .250, with a .380 OBP and 30 HRs, which is more than adequate for a starting catcher.
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