Maybe he stays, maybe he goes, but O'Brien is still with the organization playing for the Trenton Thunder and he hits home runs. He hits so many that he leads the minor leagues in them, according to Josh Norris of Baseball America.
Here's the grand slam that led to O'Brien's minor-league lead in longballs:
O'Brien can play catcher, outfield and third base, which gives him flexibility if he makes it to the big leagues. Combined with his power smashing 19 homers this season, O'Brien does have a tendency to strike out too much upon entering Double-A, but does have a .292 combined average in 2014.
Realistically, if the Bombers are serious about landing the starters necessary to make an impact, good young players like O'Brien must at least be on the table.
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