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Best hitter long term- Brandon Wood or Evan Longoria?

Postby KOSTAS » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:13 am

Based on basic hitting categories plus OPS.

Which one would you rather have?
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Postby burntfaceman » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:43 am

Definitely Longoria, hands down. He's got huge potential, as much (and some say more) than Alex Gordon.

Wood has a long swing and strikes out a ton. ML pitching will exploit that weakness and for that reason I don't see him being the superstar many others seem to think he'll be. Think Troy Glaus, IMO. He'll be good but not as good as Longoria.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:48 am

burntfaceman wrote:Definitely Longoria, hands down. He's got huge potential, as much (and some say more) than Alex Gordon.

Wood has a long swing and strikes out a ton. ML pitching will exploit that weakness and for that reason I don't see him being the superstar many others seem to think he'll be. Think Troy Glaus, IMO. He'll be good but not as good as Longoria.


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Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:36 am

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Postby bigken117 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:55 am

I would say Longoria is "safer" until Wood can cut down his K's, but Wood has more upside.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:05 am

I think there is little doubt at all that Longoria will be the better hitter, but Wood might hit more HR. But even if he does, which is a big IF. Longoria easy.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:03 pm

bigken117 wrote:I would say Longoria is "safer" until Wood can cut down his K's, but Wood has more upside.



I agree, and Longoria is no where near as good as Alex Gordon. :-?
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Postby thedude » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:58 pm

bigken117 wrote:I would say Longoria is "safer" until Wood can cut down his K's, but Wood has more upside.


;-D Wood has huge power upside. Huge. He has the best raw power of all prospects (including Butler, Young, ect) and if he fills out his skinny frame...look out.

He is a Alfosono Soriano type player (with more power upside and less speed, think 20-25 steals instead of 40). He is does not have the build of a Adam Dunn, but still generates massive power.
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Postby High Heater » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:06 pm

i'd highly call Longorias power weak either. the guy is possibly right next to or just behind Wood in that area but he hits for higher average and doesnt K nearly as much.

i dont think this is all that close at all imo.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:40 pm

Okay, this is definately close. I would rather take the risk on Wood though.

Wood is a can't miss power prospect. I wouldn't be surprised if he hits 50 HR.

Longoria is great as well, but not nearly as much upside.
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