Originally Posted by dougdirt
Waldrop can't play center. Most believe he can't even play right. That is the biggest difference. The two guys are completely different players though, so it isn't exactly easy to compare them head to head.
Agree. I like Smith fine; his proper comp seems to me Lamarre. I think both have a good chance to be decent 4th outfielder types. Mostly what seems to me not taken enough into account about Waldrop is his age. He made a lot of progress this year as a 20 year old. I'll be interested to see the Bakersfield roster; he'll likely be among the youngest, if not the youngest, position player on the roster, with the possible exception, of course, of Yorman if they start him there.