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Montana168 wrote:uhhh yeah. cano is blowing prado out of the water. cano is beating him in every category, except prado has 1 more hit. but if you want to look at the deeper than 5 standard cats, then cano kills him in SLG, OBP, OPS, etc. prado is having a solid season for what was expected of him, but i dont see the comparison of saying "almost as good a year", its more like prado is having a solid yr, but cano is a lot better.
B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
Inukchuk wrote:It's too bad this thread devolved into a Cano love fest. The point you make about Prado getting no attention is spot on. In fact, I had no idea he was doing that well this season, and it'd be nice to see some discussion as to the reasons for his success, particularly from people watching him play every day (read: kaiser... )...
kaiser wrote:Thanks, Inukchuk, for a more reasonable response that is typical around the Cafe these days.
I can't tell you why he is hitting so well, except that he has shown steady improvement each year, and he plays for a manager who knows how to nurture young talent.
And regardless of how much some posters here are going to jump my case for daring to suggest that Prado is worthy of at least some recognition, I will continue to say that, based on relative draft value, I like a Prado pick at 184 ADP versus Cano at 31 (ESPN ADP).
Here's a good article from the Braves Bleacher Report newsletter arguing Prado's case to start 2B over Utley in the All-Star Game.
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