Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
A much better comp (the closest one, IMO) showed up with our own Kalvoski Daniels (in 1982). Kal went .367/ .445/ .517/ .962 as an 18-year-old. He walked just more than he struck out in 276 ABs.
Kal Daniels is (hopefully) a great comp for Winker. Just looking at Kal's stats after Rookie ball, he had a bad year at age 19 in the Midwest League and then his hitting just took off.
His major league lifetime OPS was .861 with a .382 OBP and that includes some weak seasons at the end.
Kal was a very solid left handed hitter with good but not great power who hit very consistently during his main years. Corner outfielder not known for defense.
Hopefully Winker can become a hitter at Kal's level. That would be great.