Re: Joey Votto vs. Alex Gordon
Yep. Even accounting for the Texas League being more offense-friendly, there's just something sick about going straight from college to the relatively advanced pitching of Double-A, using a wood bat for the first time, and putting up a 1.015 OPS. Sky's the limit for Gordon. And, as mentioned, playing a good third base makes him more valuable than a similar-hitting first baseman or corner outfielder. Votto's still someone I think will be a terrific player, but probably not the perennial All-Star Gordon is going to be in all likelihood.
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