My player comps for the Three Who Will Save Us:
Baez - Rickie Weeks - Weeks was a former #2 overall out of college, and another one of those "zomg 70/70's a'comin" guys. I think Baez will be the better defender, wherever that may be (cough).
Almora - Moises Alou offensively. I can't tell you what it is that makes me think Almora is a stud, but I think Almora is a stud. I can half explain it - he does everything well, projects to get better at some really key things (namely patience and power), and nobody comes close to him as far as makeup is concerned in this organization. Hell, in the past ten years the only Cub I can think of with comparable make up is Lee.
Soler - Dave Winfield - A behemoth, prototypical RF with power and defense. Despite the size allowing for a larger strike zone, won't pile up the K's. This would be nice. Soler was by far the toughest one for me. I know even less about his game than the other two right now. OTOH, interesting to see the era Winfield played in...in '81 the league OPS was .693 with a .321 OBP and .372 SLG. Then again, the PED of choice at the time was probably coke or some other amphetamine.
cocaine is not an amphetamine
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It is anyway, not anyways.
Yeah I think Rizzo, Barney, and Szczur would all at least be in the best make-up conversation.
Just curious what you guys thought about a prospect for prospect trade involving B-Jax for Dom Brown? Both hit well in the minors but haven't been able to make the transition to the bigs, Brown is a year older than Jackson. Power lefty corner OF vs Power/Speed combo CF.
Beltran was a 30 home run hitter. Almora's ceiling seems to be more in the 20 home run range. Less stolen base ability as well, as most scouting reports claim Almora's not that swift of a runner.
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Baez's ceiling isn't even Sheffield. He doesn't have Sheffield's contact ability.
Sheffield was up by 19, permanently by 20. Baez will be playing High A at 20.
AT 18 in High A Sheffield walked 81 times and struck out 48 times.
The Sheffield comps for Baez are all based on bat speed.
I also think Almora will be a much better player than DeJesus. DeJesus' career high was 13 HRs and 11 SBs...