Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss, what a great thread
Matthias wrote:If you think last year was a breakout year for Cano, then you go Cano.
Last year, was Cano's break out year?
Matthias wrote:Also, Pedroia's consistently high OBP means his higher Rs are more predictable. If Cano's AVG takes a dive, he doesn't take enough walks to really maintain the majority of his value.
Wait, R's is the majority of Cano's value? He is a four cat player. R, RBI, HR, AVG. He is batting in front of Granderson, Swisher, and Posada. Plenty of SLG behind him to assure him of a pleasant R total, and he is a career 340 OBP. He mustered a 103 R with Swisher and Melky and Jeter batting behind him.
In terms of RBI,
Cano SLG .520 (.541 Home, .498 Away) and it wasn't a mere product of his home park, where as all Pedroia's SLG derives from Fenway. Robbie smacked 48 2B and only 22 of them came at Home. I without a doubt expect untapped power, and it doesn't hurt that his power is generally to RF.
Cano hit .207/.242/.332 with RISP in scoring position and still
managed 85 RBI. I would have to expect that is the floor in terms hitting w/ RISP, so that RBI total is going to improve from that facet. Than you factor in he will now be the number 5 hitter with Matsui gone. Using 09 Numbers he has, Jeter OBP 406, Nick Johnson OBP 426, Teix OBP 383, Arod OBP 402, all batting in front of him. If he SLGs 520 again,
In terms of average, he is a career 306 hitter, while Dustin is a .307. What differs, is Cano has way more upside in average as where he has eclipsed 360, 370, and even 398 averages in certain months.
Cano could potentially be a 300 100+ 28 110 5 player this year. Last year, he batted 24 points higher, hit 10 more home runs and drove in 13 more runs, which overcame Pedroia's 15-steal and 12-run advantages. The end of the year he finished with a higher Rank than Dustin
Avg is a wash, Cano will dwarf Dustin in HR and RBI, a minimal difference in R to Dustin, and 15 SB from Dustin.
The 10 R, 15 SB just doesn't make up for the bigger difference in RBI, HR. Dustin just doesn't have the Power upside Cano does right now. Cano SLG 500 away from Home, and Dustin could only muster a 381 SLG out of Fenway
and Cano is just hitting in a mouth watering spot with all those giant OBP ratios in front of him. Again this is all assuming they have their typical years in accordance to their career totals.
5x5 formats Cano was better
than Pedroia last year, and now the SLG behind him has improved
, and the OBP in front of him has improved
, while Cano being the better pure hitter in terms of AVG, and way better Power.