his AA numbers
326 OBP 420 SLG
a career minor league 850 OPS is good. It was pretty much spent in A ball
the article kind of alludes that he was better than Mike Trout because of his HR/ RBI/ AVG.
Cole played outfield in the Mets' system from 1998 through 2000. He hit .306 with 42 home runs, 90 doubles, 193 RBIs and 135 stolen bases, numbers that might remind you of the ones Angels phenom Mike Trout put up in three-plus years in the minors—except that Cole had a lot more homers, doubles and RBIs and was 50 pounds lighter and five inches shorter than last year's American League Rookie of the Year.
well he had about 1k more plate appearances in the minor leagues.
if you want to see great numbers, look at Mike Trouts.
He dominated EVERY level(played RK ball through AAA). a career 941 OPS in the minors.
Trout made it to the MLB at 20.
Brian Cole was struggling in AA at 21.
just some perspective.
this guy was clearly not a once in a generation player.
This post was edited on 4/4 at 6:43 pm