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Postby BoilerATC » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:31 pm

Could you guys give me some opinions on these two guys? I've looked at a ton of prospect lists and it seems like half like Braun a little more and the other half like Laroche a little more. I know Laroche had a tear in his labrum last year, and it was repaired.

Do you expect either player to move off of 3B?
What kinds of numbers to you expect from each during their peak?
Which player is a safer bet?
Who are these guys comps?

Thanks.
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Postby powenM » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:30 pm

All i know is that LA are currently trying to get ALaroche some bats in the OF in the minors.

Personally both are very good prospects. i have ALaroche so i slightly favour him(I think his stock has risen drastically since last year)
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Postby BoilerATC » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:08 pm

Anyone else have an opinion on these two? PECOTA likes Laroche quite a bit more. Some of his comp's are Cuddyer, Quentin, and Atkins. Braun's are Scott Hairston, Kapler, and Hart. Laroche also has a higher upside rating. What do you guys think?
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Postby Ed4252 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:51 pm

BoilerATC wrote:Anyone else have an opinion on these two? PECOTA likes Laroche quite a bit more. Some of his comp's are Cuddyer, Quentin, and Atkins. Braun's are Scott Hairston, Kapler, and Hart. Laroche also has a higher upside rating. What do you guys think?


where do you get the PECOTA comps?
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:31 am

LaRoche is the safer pick while Braun likely has the higher upside.
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Postby Steve-o » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:15 am

Ed4252 wrote:
BoilerATC wrote:Anyone else have an opinion on these two? PECOTA likes Laroche quite a bit more. Some of his comp's are Cuddyer, Quentin, and Atkins. Braun's are Scott Hairston, Kapler, and Hart. Laroche also has a higher upside rating. What do you guys think?


where do you get the PECOTA comps?


At the baseball prospectus web site (it's pay).

While PECOTA may like LaRoche more, Kevin Goldstein, who is an excellent minor league writer for BP, likes Braun more. (Braun 12, Laroche 20). Offensively, I think that Braun has a higher upside, which someone already said.
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Postby bojang0301 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:07 am

Brauns bat is sick... if he could play any semblance of defense we wouldn't even be talking about this right now b/c he would already be in the bigs clubbing the crap out of the ball.
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