Yoda wrote:Berkman has superb skills. Hits for average, power, gets on base, etc. He doesn't rely heavily on his lineup and/or a hitter friendly ball park (considering Houston is significantly better for righties and Berkman bats lefthanded most of the time).
Teixeira is a young, exciting power hitter but Berkman is still the better hitter in real life.
I've seen Berkman hit a ton of cheapies, so I wouldn't say that Minute Maid Park is not a factor...Berkman tries to go opposite field when hitting for power because its only 310 to the Crawford Boxes, and I'll bet you about 1/3 of his homers go there. The ball park in Arlington is hitter friendly no doubt, but do they have 310 ft. fences? I don't think so.