Originally Posted by dougdirt
So if in a few years Hamilton hits .280/.340/.390 and breaks the stolen base record in the Majors you would vote for him as an MVP over a guy who hits .320/.381/.571 as a center fielder (Oscar Taveras this year for example)? I just can't buy into that being more valuable than what a guy like Taveras is doing.
If you are going to use Tavaras' AA numbers as an example of what he can do in the majors, why not do the same for Hamilton?
Hamliton 303/419/424 with over 130 steals. Plays SS.
Based on the Reds' team makeup right now, I don't think it's a no brainer to chose Tavaras, even at the stat line he is putting up. The Reds have plenty of power in the lineup, but could sure use an infusion of a leadoff hitter/OBP guy.
Now naturally, maybe neither prospect puts up those numbers in the majors.
Also, I've never seen Tavaras.. but just wondering why Taveras gets his AA numbers, while Billy gets MLB estimates..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!