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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

Postby George_Foreman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:23 pm

Yeah, the more I think about it, I may have been thinking with my fantasy mind rather than my real baseball mind. The steals just aren't as useful in real baseball, and Miggy is a frickin beast with the stick.

Dunno. It would be a tough choice.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:37 pm

Wright due to his better athletic skills overall
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Postby eftda » Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:46 pm

Miguel Cabrera because he already has a ring.
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Postby FantasyMan13 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:08 pm

Miggy because of versatility and unselfishness. No baggage with this guy.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:14 pm

i went with miggy but i thought about sizemore. i think cabrera is the best bat but his immaturity somewhat worries me. sizemore is a pretty good bat a premium defensive position.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:38 pm

acsguitar wrote:Wright due to his better athletic skills overall


i agree ;-D
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Postby LukeW9027 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:57 pm

Cabrera already hits like a Hall Of Famer at the tender age of 24, the sky is the limit for this kid. I dont see how you could pass up on Cabreras abilities and potential for any of these other choices even though they are all great young players as well.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:37 pm

One thought...

Hardball Times has posted some studies showing that player size predicts future performance. Young guys who are smaller do not have as long a growth, as bigger guys.

According to baseball reference:

Wright is 6', 200 pounds
Sizemore is 6'2", 200 pounds
Mauer is 6'4" and 220 pounds
Miggy is 6'2", 185 pounds.

And I'm not sure how anyone can say Wright has more overall athletic ability than Sizemore.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:44 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:One thought...

Hardball Times has posted some studies showing that player size predicts future performance. Young guys who are smaller do not have as long a growth, as bigger guys.

According to baseball reference:

Wright is 6', 200 pounds
Sizemore is 6'2", 200 pounds
Mauer is 6'4" and 220 pounds
Miggy is 6'2", 185 pounds.

And I'm not sure how anyone can say Wright has more overall athletic ability than Sizemore.


There is no way Miggy is 185. He has to be over 220. He also looks taller than 6'2".

I agree that Wright is not more athletic than Sizemore. Wright looks sorta dumpy actually.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:28 pm

Yoda wrote:There is no way Miggy is 185. He has to be over 220. He also looks taller than 6'2".


Sounded odd to me, too. MLB lists him at 210. Yahoo has him at 210, too.
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