raiders_umpire wrote:peralta has a ways to go to become the next tejada
Don't be too sure about that. Peralta slugged .520 last season...Tejada has only done that once. Peralta's OPS+ was 138...higher than Tejada has ever done.
Peralta at 23 hit .292/.520 with 24 homeruns and 78 rbi.
Tejada at 23 hit .251/.427 with 21 homeruns and 84 rbi.
Peralta's in a pretty favorable Cleveland lineup as Tejada was with Oakland in his early years.
Peralta was born on May 28th in the D.R.
Tejada was born on May 25th in the D.R.
The most similar batter to Peralta through age 23 at baseball-reference is Ernie Banks.
Go ahead and over-rate Tejada all you wish though.