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    One thing I don't get re: Wily Mo

    Theo compares himw/Jesse Barfield--is that the upside thery're hoping for? Aside from one 40 hr 108 rbi year he never hit 30 hrs again and never hit .290. Barfield was basically a 20-25 hr, 80 rbi guy. Is this what Theo sees as the top of the curve, or is he aiming low with the hope of being surprised? I just have never heard of Barfield being a standard to measure against...
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    Re: One thing I don't get re: Wily Mo

    I think the reason for the comparison is that Barfield didn't 'take off' until he was 23 or 24, aka the age Wily Mo is now.

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    Re: One thing I don't get re: Wily Mo

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    I think the reason for the comparison is that Barfield didn't 'take off' until he was 23 or 24, aka the age Wily Mo is now.
    He also never had a very good batting average or on-base average and didn't walk (although more frequently than Pena) very much to go along with that power.
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    Re: One thing I don't get re: Wily Mo

    Barfield was basically a 20-25 hr, 80 rbi guy. Is this what Theo sees as the top of the curve, or is he aiming low with the hope of being surprised? I just have never heard of Barfield being a standard to measure against...
    You can't use counting stats to compare players from 2 different eras, especially in diffrent parks and leagues.

    But you can use rate stats and see the comparison, low BA and small walk ratio, high K ratio. A year with a BA of .285 and 65 walks can net a line like this:

    .289/.368/.559/.927

    A .245 BA and 25 less walks can give you this

    .244/.302/.425/.728

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