I wonder how many people even notice this....
Derek Jeter put up a .370 OBP at 22 and 23 when the league was putting up a .345 OBP (.350 when he was 22).
Starlin Castro put up a .345 OBP at 20 and 21 when the league was putting up a .320 OBP.
Should I *really* be worried about his OBP and patience, or are we just in an age where most people haven't moved on from the 90's/early00's offenses?
We're talking a guy who is already a well above average offensive SS (relative to SSs in the 2010s) who is still 2-4 years from *entering* his prime in Castro...
Alright, I've said too much and am jinxing The Castro.
I wouldn't trade Castro for Heyward in a million years.
"We don't get off the bus running here anymore"
Castro is going to have to become an offensive monster at SS to be as valuable as Heyward is. And personally i think Heyward has just as much room to grow offensively as Castro does.
As a Braves fan I'm a bit shocked to see Heyward so high over Kershaw and Stanton but how can the best closer in baseball be ranked 23rd on this list. Ridiculous.
Yes its nice to see but seeing Kimbrel that low is laughable IMO. Simmons should be swapped with Freeman.
#RyukieOfTheYear4-2|3.42 ERA|1.28 WHIP|55.1 IP|56K
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
Red Sox hater since 10/2011
It is anyway, not anyways.