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