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Did he get lasik or some other significant change from last year? He went from an old for the level guy with a mediocre line in A ball last year, to a more age appropriate level in AA this year and he's killing it. I still think there's a strong chance he completely flops in AAA, but an avg AND iso over .300 is impressive. 

 

Edit: I guess reading the above post helps, two way guy before. Interesting...

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19 hours ago, mavsfan23 said:

Did he get lasik or some other significant change from last year? He went from an old for the level guy with a mediocre line in A ball last year, to a more age appropriate level in AA this year and he's killing it. I still think there's a strong chance he completely flops in AAA, but an avg AND iso over .300 is impressive. 

 

Edit: I guess reading the above post helps, two way guy before. Interesting...

He's da best

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From BA

 

Chicago Cubs

 

Matt Mervis, 1B (Moved from unranked to No. 18)

 

A two-way player at Duke, Mervis has blossomed with his focus solely on being a position player. He is one of the best offensive prospects in the Cubs’ system with plus raw power he gets to in games and a physical frame that should allow him to continue impacting the ball. Mervis is limited strictly to first base defensively, but he has the bat to profile there.

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  • 1 month later...

Hit #35 today. 5 of his last 8 HR have been off lefties. Even before today, his AAA numbers are even better then his absurd AA numbers.

This year

A+

.350/.389/.650 182 wRC+  4.6BB% 24.1K% 

 

AA

.300/.370/.596  148 wRC+  8.7BB% 20.0K%

 

AAA

.300/.383/.606 156 wRC+  10.2BB% 14.6K%

 

I think I'm most excited that the BB% kept going up and the K% kept going down despite his promotions

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The awfully fun thing with Mervis is two-fold:

a)  During this past offseason he retooled his swing and the benefits are showing BIG TIME

b)  Upon his promotion to AAA he's lowered his K% down to 13% from where he was in previous stops - in the low 20's.

Kid apparently has figured it all out - going to be awfully interesting if the Cubs make any move for a 1B this offseason.  I'd be floored if he's not their 1B starting the season.

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