Yoda wrote: slomo007 wrote:
You can park adjust all you want, the bottom line is that he does
play in Texas and he does
put up those stats.
But the topic of this thread is, is there anyone with his skill set. Since the topic is based on real life baseball, it make sense to look at real numbes adjusted for park effects.
You're right, to a point. I understand what you're saying, and even the first post I made said that the other young players who are better are Pujols/Cabrera/Wright and I standby that. However at the same time, if we're talking statistically and not talent-based then that is a different story.
I think you're underestimating him due to your pretty obvious anti-Teixeira sentiment and I'm overestimating him due to my pretty obvious pro bias.
I think if he got traded out of Texas to a neutral park, he'd still be a 35 HR threat and .300 hitter. I don't really have the stats to back that up, as his splits admittedly are pretty ugly but just watching him hit tells you he has outstanding talent. It might not be the physics of playing in Texas that he likes so much, as opposed to the fact that he's just used to it. Perhaps he could get used to another park in the AL just as he has in Texas with only slightly negative affects to his numbers due to the different physical dimensions.
There's no way to no for sure, until if/when he is traded. But I have a feeling he'll be a Ranger for a long time so I doubt we'll be finding out anytime soon.