Bosy Billups wrote:Both are highly touted prospects. But remove all biases you have, and just look at the stats. Granted, Markakis has 9 more HR's and 20 more runs. However, he has a couple years over Jones, and has hit in the bottom of the lineup all season.
How can you say they are not even close???
Markakis isn't a prospect, and those 9 HRs, 23 R, and 11 RBI you're granting aren't negligible, that's a significant difference...at this point they're really not close. There's always the possibility that Jones will out produce Markakis from here on out, but it's not likely, and someone would be foolish to value them the same.