Oriole Way wrote:I like the comparison. Markakis will definitely get you tons of value, since he'll be drafted later rather than sooner next year, especially compared to Sizemore.
Both of these guys have high ceilings, and if Sizemore improves, he could really be a 5-cat monster. The thing about Markakis is that his speed isn't going to be as steady as Sizemore, especially if Sizemore continues to hit leadoff. Markakis was on the back end of a double steal AT LEAST four or five times this season with Brian Roberts, inflating his SB totals a little bit. I'm not saying it won't happen again, but I'm thinking that his SB numbers are more comparable to those of someone like Jason Bay his breakout season. In other words, don't count on 15+ stolen bases yearly for Nick.
I agree....which is why I predicted a couple less sb for next year....maybe I need to bump that down a couple more? He's young so I don't think he'll just completely stop running.
I just like to throw these comparisons up there to show people how close some guys actually are that you may not think about being compariable in value.