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    Edwin vs. Player B

    This is one of my favorite things to do, because people are obsessed with NAMES. Everyone thinks so many players are great, because they once were or have had great seasons before. Comparing Edwin to Player B, another 3B.

    -------Avg.--OBP---SLG--OPS
    Edwin: .302--.391--.533--.924
    Plyr B: .286--.388--.512--.900

    Guesses on player B, shouldn't be difficult?

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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    B=Alex Rodriguez
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Yup, anyone else surprised. Bet if you told other fans "I'd rather have Encarnacion in my lineup than A-Rod" the other fans would think you were crazy. Still might even after seeing the numbers. But I like the 25 mil cheaper part too.

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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Nice.

    I'm still awaiting the official explanation from Baseball America on why EdE was for years their poor man's Andy Marte.
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    Nice.

    I'm still awaiting the official explanation from Baseball America on why EdE was for years their poor man's Andy Marte.
    Exactly. I always said Edwin was a better prospect and would turn out to be the better player of the two.

    And I'll say it right now - Jay Bruce is better and will be a better major leaguer than Cameron Maybin and Justin Upton.
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    That comparison will do us wonders in his arb years. If he can repeat those rates over 600 at bats, we need to lock him up long term ASAP.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    Nice.

    I'm still awaiting the official explanation from Baseball America on why EdE was for years their poor man's Andy Marte.
    It is interesting given my conversation with a scout a couple of years ago at a Lookouts game. EdE had just hit his second homer of the game and I asked him what he thought of him. His comment was second only to Marte but it was close...(in the entire league for all position players).

    When I posted this a couple of years ago I seem to remember that a lot of people were surprised...the Brewers scout obviously isn't surprised....
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51
    This is one of my favorite things to do, because people are obsessed with NAMES. Everyone thinks so many players are great, because they once were or have had great seasons before. Comparing Edwin to Player B, another 3B.

    -------Avg.--OBP---SLG--OPS
    Edwin: .302--.391--.533--.924
    Plyr B: .286--.388--.512--.900

    Guesses on player B, shouldn't be difficult?
    Player C is right in the thick of things as well.

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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

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    Player C is right in the thick of things as well.

    .310 .344 .500 .844
    I disagree. Player C has only logged 16 at-bats as a third baseman.

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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

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    I disagree. Player C has only logged 16 at-bats as a third baseman.
    And you don't think that would continue ?
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Quote Originally Posted by VR
    And you don't think that would continue ?
    The .844 OPS? Sure...in fantasy land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    Exactly. I always said Edwin was a better prospect and would turn out to be the better player of the two.

    And I'll say it right now - Jay Bruce is better and will be a better major leaguer than Cameron Maybin and Justin Upton.
    Maybin, maybe, but I don't know about Upton, and that's not a knock on Bruce, Upton reminds me of 90's Griffey.
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Isn't that a pretty small window on EE to be doing a comparison?
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    It's a little silly to compare Edwin Encarnacion to a first ballot Hall of Famer. While EdE is a very good young player, he is not in the same class as ARod.
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    Re: Edwin vs. Player B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    It's a little silly to compare Edwin Encarnacion to a first ballot Hall of Famer. While EdE is a very good young player, he is not in the same class as ARod.
    There's also no mention of the fact that ARod plays in the American League East, while Edwin plays in the national League Central.

    It's fun to compare like that, but sometimes you have to be realistic. If salaries didn't matter, we'd all take ARod over Edwin in a heartbeat. Impressive numbers from Edwin, though.
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