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Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 04-07-2010 at 12:13 PM.
2010 Mock Draft Selections (picking for Rays)
Is that really all that different of a line from what you expect from Francisco? Pena walked more and struck out more than Francisco has shown so far, but the overall production is better than what I would expect from Francisco if he spent a full season in the major leagues this year and started every day.Code:PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 639 587 162 32 2 30 93 40 206 .276 .326 .491 .816
Francisco hits for power AND average. And although he didn't have much trouble with it at the end of last year, I think it would do him a lot of good to see a good amount of AAA pitching this year. He has shown the ability to adjust. But he hasn't had to do it over any length of time over the AA level.
I think most scouts would take Francisco's career over Pena's. You can call out a few numbers and make a case that they're more or less the same player, but that ignores what appears to be Francisco's superior hit tool and overall better athleticism.
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Tools wise, Francisco is a little better almost across the board. But he is not good defensively at all. Francisco also has worse discipline until he shows otherwise.
Each have their strengths and weaknesses, but their sum total is pretty similar at the same stage in their careers.