They have waited for his power to develop, but I happen to think that is just not his game. Put him in LF and hit him #2. Convince him that he needs to hit .300 with a .350 OB% and steal 50 bases. The talent is there. He should stop trying to be a “power guy” and just be a hitter. He could be a steal.
He’ll be 26 next season. He hit .270 last season. He’s growing up. His knuckleheadedness may be ancient history (or not).
It’s a risk…
But, one I would take!