Was at Tacoma Rainiers Media Day today, saw O'Neill take some sim game at bats, some BP and spoke with the manager (former Rookie of the Year Pat Listach).
O'Neill related notes:
Dude is YOKED. Like, seriously, stupidly shredded. Easy to see where the power comes from.
In a sim game AB (couldn't tell who the pitcher was, the rosters they handed out didn't have numbers), hit a very, very low launch angle home run down the left field line. It was about as much of a line drive shot as you can get, yet strangely enough it didn't really look like he got all of it. Just muscled it.
In BP he wasn't squaring it up too well but did have one pretty impressive opposite field shot.
Listach raved about him. I thought he was just doing typical coach-speak and optimism, but his tone was decidedly less optimistic about Dan Vogelbach and DJ Peterson, so I'm taking this as a plus even though you can't really trust anything the coaches say.