Originally Posted by dougdirt
Power potential, it wasn't close. Edwin had legit home run power. Rodriguez has pull down the line home run power.
Edwin didn't have a lack of concentration problem. He had an execution problem. He was like Billy Hamilton, he threw sidearmed too often and it led to throws that sailed. Rodriguez has/had a concentration problem where he simply didn't seem to be trying, wouldn't get his glove down all the way. Big difference.
I don't think you have showed anything to say the comp was "very wrong."
Sure there are some differences in the players, but I still think that's the closest comp out of anyone who's come out of the Reds system in the last 10-15 years.
You're the one who loves to bring up numbers when defending your arguments, so please, defend them.
Remember your vehemently arguing that any idiot could see that there was no comparison between Kurt Stillwell and Barry Larkin when they were coming up as prospects just because you retroactively looked at the numbers (disregarding any scouting reports or people who actually saw them play)? How are you taking the exact opposite angle now (ie the numbers don't matter, I
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