Originally Posted by Steve4192
Waldrop had almost the same OPS in Dayton that Lamarre had when he was there, and Waldrop plays a corner rather than centerfield.
Actually, their OPS was identical (.767), which is kind of spooky. LaMarre, however, was a year older.
I like Waldrop here, but I agree that LaMarre looks like a solid defensive center fielder, and his speed plays well. Reports on him out of college were that he was a gym rat, and for that reason--along with his ability, of course--I've always looked for him to ascend. But I just haven't seen it yet. Mostly, I haven't seen him hit quite enough to convince me that he's a major-leaguer. That said, Waldrop is far from a sure thing, as well.