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Which Under-25 Player Would You Pick to Build a Team Around?

Joe Mauer
3
4%
Miguel Cabrera
47
69%
David Wright
11
16%
Grady Sizemore
7
10%
 
Total votes : 68

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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:29 pm

Vote, and say why.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:35 pm

I used to work with a former GM and scout, and we used to talk about who the best young player was fairly often. He said that Wright was going to be the best, I said M Cab, and I still think so.

edit: I guess that's not really saying why, so here's why: He's the best hitter of the group listed and will most likely continue to improve for at least a few more years.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:36 pm

Miggy's bat will make him a consistent top 5 player as long as he stays healthy.
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Postby cordscords » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:37 pm

Miggy
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Postby DevilDriver » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:44 pm

Cabrera (clearly the best hitter of the group)
Wright
Mauer
Sizemore
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Postby RynMan » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:52 pm

Cabrera for me aswell.
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:54 pm

Sizemore. Good CFs who can play defense are a lot tougher to find than good 3Bs. Cs are even tougher, but they also are much more likely to flame out. I rank them:

Sizemore
Miggy
Wright
Mauer
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:58 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Sizemore. Good CFs who can play defense are a lot tougher to find than good 3Bs. Cs are even tougher, but they also are much more likely to flame out. I rank them:

Sizemore
Miggy
Wright
Mauer


I have Sizemore close behind due to the same reasons you are citing.

Mauer I have a feeling will switch position at some point due to his knees which would make his bat less of a factor at the new position.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:15 pm

I'm leaning towards Sizemore, too. Neither Wright nor Miggy are that great in the field, and Sizemore's a decent CF. Mauer's defense is also very good, but catchers worry me more. Still when I look at the numbers, it's hard not to pick Miggy. Six HoFamers in his comp list--Wright and Sizemore have just one. Maue has 5. Eeven measures that include defense, like WARP have Miggy ahead of all 3 at each age, although it's gotten narrower each year.
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Postby chadlincoln » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:15 pm

I too say Miggy.
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