The ever promising Stassi is starting to lose his luster. For Stassi, 2011 saw shoulder injuries and disappointing offensive results. The hope for A's fans is that it was a year of learning, that he will improve defensively, and that his offensive output was hindered by his injury. If not, Stassi will fade into oblivion as so many other catching prospects have. Fortunately, Catcher is one position where many players develop slower, and Stassi being as young as he is, has a lot of time to blossom.
This year, Stassi was healthier, but still managed to only accumulate 360 PA in Stockton, though his 84 games was huge boost from his 31 in 2011 (also in Stockton). Stassi posted an .800 OPS in his repeat year with 15 HR and 18 doubles. Those are some good numbers for a catcher, but we've already seen how Midland has crushed the hopes and dreams of players who've killed at Stockton. Stassi's lukewarm numbers in High A make me fear if he can hold his own in double.