garf112 wrote:I like Chris Carter more for this year and beyond. His power numbers are legit and he struck out less last year at AA and AAA than he did when he was at hi A. Alonso is stuck behind Joey Votto, too.
I'll take Alonso though not for this year. Carter has more power but Great American Smallpark and the NL will help even those out and I think Alonso is the better pure hitter. I do doubt that they move Votto midseason so you're probably looking at a August/September callup for Alonso. While Carter could be up in two months once Oakland has sorted thru (got tired of) the Barton's, McFox'es, Cust's, etc... at 1B/DH (along with the 27 OF'ers they have).