lastingsgriller wrote:1. yes, Davis destroyed in the minors. obviously thats why flew through the minors and was playing big league ball last year. regardless, there is no need to argue Davis' future, thats something we'll just have to wait and see. we'll know if he capable of a 40 HR season after this year..
He is capable of 40 HR if he already did it. Clearly, even if he sucks for the rest of his career he is still capable of hitting 40 HR.
lastingsgriller wrote:2. read my prevous posts and you will note that I said prince would fall off sharply after he is 30.. but thats still a ways a way.
No one knows when the decline will start. He might be fine well into his 40's. But given his weight issues and looking at his dad, it seems that the decline will start sooner than later.
lastingsgriller wrote:Prince v. Cecil comparison
1. Cecil was never as good of a hitter as prince. way more strikeouts, worse avg./obp, not even close to as many doubles/extra base hits
Not sure what this has to do with anything. I don't think anyone is arguing this at all.
lastingsgriller wrote:2. Cecil's 2 best seasons were when he was 27 and 28.. so if you are gonna say their career's will follow a similar path, then you've gotta believe the best is yet to come for prince.
Possibly but anything can happen so no one really knows when Prince will have peaked. He may already have.
lastingsgriller wrote:3. Cecil really fell off in 95/96 when he was 32/33 years old... and this was following his injury in 94 when he was on pace to have one of his best power seasons.. he came back in '95 weighing way more than when he left in '94 and looking much worse.
Cecil's decline started the season after he put up 51 HRs at age 26.
lastingsgriller wrote:4. mind you Cecil was only a .250-.260 hitter for most of his career so once the power started to tail off their really wasn't much left.. he was never the all-around hitter that his son is..
No one is arguing that Prince isn't the better hitter.