Curtis Pride wrote:I truly think the only reason people say that Maybin has "higher upside" is because he's fast. Hopefully his color doesn't factor in, because it seems like the only hitters I hear people talking about "unlimited" upside are the fast, black outfielders like Maybin, Jennings, Austin Jackson, and Andrew McCutchen.
Regardless, Maybin only has speed. That's it. He has done next to nothing offensively except ground out and strike out a ton.
Longoria is currently head and shoulders ahead of Maybin offensively even though they are the same age.
Go with Longoria without a doubt.
Ironic that Curtis Pride was himself a fast, black outfielder... He swiped 50 bases in the minors in 93 before the Expos called him up... Well I thought it was funny.
Anyways - I agree 100% with Curtis - Maybin is overrated like crazy. Scouts do tend fall in love with guys with speed and they always HATE slower guys... I also think Maybin has potentially great tools, but he is being given credit that he in no way deserves... Just a few years ago Corey Patterson was even more hyped then Maybin. We don't know if Maybin will even be better than Patterson...
Longoria by a longshot to the original question. And yes, I would think you'd have to add something with Maybin to land Longoria... GL.