The Roto Authority wrote:jimenez vs. cano:
comparable power and fielding numbers, better on-base % for jimenez. i'd like to see what he can do in a new setting. just an opinion, it is good to see the yanks playing someone young so cano is not a bad choice.
Comparable power numbers?
Jimenez hit 12 HR in 152 games last season. Career high is 14. Cano has 6 in only 51 games this season, putting him on pace for 18 in a comparable 152 games. Jimenez also has 0 HR this season in 105 at bats.
Jimenez hit 28 doubles last season (career high) in those 152 games. Cano has 13 thus far, making him on pace for 39 over 152 games.
Cano is slugging .476. Jimenez has a career SLG of .382, his 2004 was .394. His career high SLG over a minimum of 50 AB's is .421 in the second half of 2003. And his 1st half SLG was worse, so .421 is even too high to call his best for a full season.
I must correct a previous statement. He's played 2, not 1 full seasons, 2003 and 2004.