Originally Posted by Bumstead
So, nothing that says he is likely to be a DH or completely unacceptable at 1B by the age of 25? So...the comps still don't make sense and my question still remains unanswered. Comparing Alonso to Hafner and/or Edgar Martinez is just an uninformed comp at this point in his career. I would say anyone comparing him to Pujols is a little overly optimistic at this point as well. IMHO...
Just to defend my comment, I never once compared Yonder's glove to Hafner's. His swing, patience and line drive power reminds me of Hafner. It took Haf a bit of time to master lefties as well. And as I stated before, for me, he could be the second coming of Dick Stuart if he leads the league in OPS+ twice in 3 seasons (he was 2nd in the 3rd season) like Hafner did. So leave me out of your campaign please.
May I ask why you place so much importance on a 1st baseman's defense? Would you rather have Mientkiewicz than Giambi (ignoring steroids)?