You may have seen a quote on what Paul Depodesta had to say about Allan Dykstra back on June 5 2008 when Dykstra was drafted.
Clearly what was projected of him has not come to fruition as is the case with many players teams draft with the hope of them becoming good MLB ballplayers.
Here is what Paul DePodesta has to say today after the Mets traded Eddie Kunz for Allan Dykstra courtesy of AmazinAvenue.com
“He’s always controlled the zone and has significant raw power. Even when he hasn’t hit for average, he’s been a productive offensive player. An important driver of the deal was that we have a better opportunity for Dykstra here than they had for him in San Diego, and they have a better opportunity for Eddie [Kunz] than we had here.”