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Postby KDOGG » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:40 pm

Pick one. Curious to hear why you guys made your selection also.
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Re: Travis Snider V. Colby Rasmus

Postby Cleveland Steamers » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:56 pm

KDOGG wrote:Pick one. Curious to hear why you guys made your selection also.


Travis Snider. Potential to be one of the best hitters in the minors. Reminds people a lot of Billy Butler. He may not be as athletic as Rasmus but Snider has a much better bat as of now.
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Postby Maow » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:24 pm

Ditto. Those are the comparisons that everybody is making. It is hard to turn down a bat that mashes like that. Doesn't mean Rasmus is bad because I do like him, but I would rather have a somebody that I feel confident will crush the ball. Also heard a lot of good things about Snider as a kid and his love for the game.
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Postby Koby Schellenger » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:27 pm

Snider for the same reasons as above. Snider could be a fantasy monster but I don't see Rasmus as being a fantasy stud.
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Postby Galt » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:41 pm

Rasmus will be a top 15 prospect when '08 lists come out.

He will end up the year in AA, and he will put up a season line something like:

.300/.370/.525 along with 20-25 homers and 30+ steals.

He's Grady Sizemore with more power.
He's Chris Young with better contact
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Postby rmande09 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:19 am

Galt wrote:Rasmus will be a top 15 prospect when '08 lists come out.

He will end up the year in AA, and he will put up a season line something like:

.300/.370/.525 along with 20-25 homers and 30+ steals.

He's Grady Sizemore with more power.
He's Chris Young with better contact


I like Rasmus here, too. Sizemore is a nice comparison. Should hit for a good average and crank extra base-hits like crazy. A breakout is in order for '07, but I think he'll put himself up there with Maybin, Bruce, Upton, and McCutchen.
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Postby KDOGG » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:51 am

Koby Schellenger wrote:Snider for the same reasons as above. Snider could be a fantasy monster but I don't see Rasmus as being a fantasy stud.


LOL Rasmus is a potential 5 tool prospect why don't you see him being a fantasy stud if he reaches his ceiling?

I will probably have to choose between the 2 for my minor league draft.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:28 pm

Rasmus. More proven and closer to MLB. Snider has more power potential, but Rasmus is the better all-around talent (defense included).
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Postby Koby Schellenger » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:55 pm

KDOGG wrote:
Koby Schellenger wrote:Snider for the same reasons as above. Snider could be a fantasy monster but I don't see Rasmus as being a fantasy stud.


LOL Rasmus is a potential 5 tool prospect why don't you see him being a fantasy stud if he reaches his ceiling?

I will probably have to choose between the 2 for my minor league draft.


I think he'll be a very good player for the Cardinals. I just think that a lot more of his value lies outside the realm of fantasy stats. On the other hand, Snider's value is almost entirely in fantasy stats.
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Postby rmande09 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:08 pm

Koby is right on this one, a lot of Rasmus' value does lie in the fact he could be a GG-caliber CF in the Bigs, which is fairly rare. But with an upside of .300+-25-30, I think he may be placing too little value of his offensive abilities and too much on his defense.

However, Snider is like Butler was a couple of years ago - no position, awesome bat. In fact, comps to Butler are not unwarranted - Snider's bat is fairly polished for a HS hitter, he has excellent power, and is a very good overall hitter with a good approach at the plate. He strikes out quite a bit but I'd assume his K-rate will go down as he gets more experience. Snider's ceiling is a top 8 prospect with top 3 hitting skills. I don't think a ceiling of .320-40 is out of the question, though that may be very generous for a kid who's just going to be 19 going into his full season debut.

Tough call, but I'd stick with Rasmus on this one because of the fact that regardless of whether his XBH develops to hit 20+ homers, he's almost certain to make the Bigs just because of his defensive ability. He will be able to steal bases in the Bigs, and he is a good hitter who will hit, at the least, .270. So his floor would be better than Snider's.
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