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LaPorta = Braun?

Postby THAT1Wiseguy » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:50 pm

Is it safe to make this comparison in regards to POWER numbers only?
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:52 pm

no
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:12 pm

If you compare their minor league numbers I can see how you would make the comparision but Braun's jump to the majors isn't the norm.
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:15 pm

The player comparison that comes up with LaPorta, from what I've heard, is Paul Konerko. He should be a 35 HR threat eventually but an immediate Braun-like impact is still relatively unlikely. Not rare in the least but it doesn't happen that frequently.
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby DbacksRback » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:30 pm

im with yoda...no


braun is just to rare of a talent to compare him too
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:54 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:The player comparison that comes up with LaPorta, from what I've heard, is Paul Konerko. He should be a 35 HR threat eventually but an immediate Braun-like impact is still relatively unlikely. Not rare in the least but it doesn't happen that frequently.


Yea, Braun no way. Also Konerko from a prospect point of view isn't that much better, he may have had a semi disappointing career (even though he has 2 years w/ 40+ hr's) but he was a really great prospect. Yeah I know your mainly talking about power, but just trying to come up with a better comp since I'm anal w/ prospects. :-b Personally he reminds of a slightly poor mans Burrell a lot.
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby Scooter1027 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:26 am

hybrid wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:The player comparison that comes up with LaPorta, from what I've heard, is Paul Konerko. He should be a 35 HR threat eventually but an immediate Braun-like impact is still relatively unlikely. Not rare in the least but it doesn't happen that frequently.


Yea, Braun no way. Also Konerko from a prospect point of view was much better, he may have had a semi disappointing career (even though he has 2 years w/ 40+ hr's) but he was a really great prospect. Yeah I know your mainly talking about power, but just trying to come up with a better comp since I'm anal w/ prospects. :-b Personally he reminds of a slightly poor mans Burrell a lot.


Bingo. Everytime I look at his numbers I think Pat Burrell, from the big power, high BB rate, middling average, high K rate, and the below average OF defense. I think he can be better than a "poor man's" Burrell -- I think he can have Burrell like success in the bigs.
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby hybrid » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:17 am

Scooter1027 wrote:Bingo. Everytime I look at his numbers I think Pat Burrell, from the big power, high BB rate, middling average, high K rate, and the below average OF defense. I think he can be better than a "poor man's" Burrell -- I think he can have Burrell like success in the bigs.


He very well could, Burrell didn't exactly pan out as good as most people expected him to be. I went with "slightly poor mans" Burrell due to Pat still turning out to be a pretty good player and LaPorta's AA stats being well, a slightly poor man's Burrell. So far this year lower average/walks/power at a year older, though he has slumped a bit lately to make the difference even more since being traded.

LaPorta 23 - 354ab - .277/.382/.534 - 48bb/75k
Burrell 22 - 417ab - .333/.438/.631 - 79bb/103k
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby cnote23 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:22 pm

Laporta is more like Burrel and not Braun he is a decent powere hitter nothing more.
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Re: LaPorta = Braun?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:25 pm

I love how nowadays Braun is the standard to compare rookies to, as if anyone is going to meet that standard. :-b

LaPorta might become the power hitter that Burrell was supposed to be, or maybe he might be the second coming of Pat Burrell, although Burrell has a really rare batting eye. Hard to duplicate.
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