Forgot I started this thread. Having a good year--4.9 WAR at 21 and presumably headed for 6.0+ must be Top 10 ever for that age--but hasn't taken the big step forward I was hoping for, which would have unrealistically been a Trout/A-Rod type season: 35 homers, .300/.550+. Maybe next year.
― clemenza, Saturday, 13 August 2016 17:16 (four years ago) link
It won't be Top 10.
― clemenza, Saturday, 13 August 2016 17:23 (four years ago) link
has to be top ten at SS
― Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:30 (four years ago) link
After checking, it is. Extraordinary is that in the top 20 all time of age 21 seasons at SS, there is last season's of Lindor at 4th, this season's Addison Russe at 11 and this season's Correa at 7th.
Also, Lindor only played 99 games that season, which is all sorts of nuts.
― Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:37 (four years ago) link
per fangraphs WAR that is.
― Van Horn Street, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:43 (four years ago) link
Had a slow start this year, but really coming on--big day today, huge May, now at .311/.386/.514, 12 doubles, 8 HR. He'll turn 23 towards the end of September. He's not Trout or A-Rod out of the gate, but I'll basically hold to what I wrote in the first post; after Trout and Harper, he's the next guy I'd take in an open draft. (Ahead of Kershaw/Sale, maybe...I don't know.)
― clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 01:15 (three years ago) link
I'd take Kershaw before Harper.
― Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:08 (three years ago) link
Interesting. Kershaw will end this year just shy of 2,000 innings--who knows if he ends up being Randy Johnson or Roy Halladay in terms of longevity. Harper's been kind of unpredictable thus far.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:15 (three years ago) link
kershaw's five years older and a pitcher, easy decision imo
― qualx, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:24 (three years ago) link
Ah yes, I was thinking more who are you taking at draft age.
― Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 02:26 (three years ago) link
sort of feel like people forget about bryant in these discussions
― k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 03:16 (three years ago) link
This goes back to Monday's home run:
Loved Garciaparra; hopefully Correa won't break down physically.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 19:46 (three years ago) link
or mentally. that wouldn't be nice either.
― Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 20:02 (three years ago) link
I want to counter with a player who was both long-term great and crazy (not flaky, crazy), and I can't think of anyone.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 21:57 (three years ago) link
hoping correa follows the a-rod path so we get some good photoshoots out of it
― qualx, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:51 (three years ago) link
Hurt his thumb again tonight.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 03:39 (three years ago) link
correa has been very, very good. lindor has been even better. correa has always been a bit ahead of lindor, offensively, but lindor provides so much surplus defensive value that he's been worth more WAR, overall. and this year, lindor's offense has been better as well, even though correa is still raking.
― obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:57 (two years ago) link
Definite edge to Lindor at the moment.
― clemenza, Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:38 (two years ago) link
He's kind of lousy this year.
― clemenza, Friday, 21 September 2018 11:50 (two years ago) link
With the usual caveats about opportunities:
― clemenza, Friday, 18 October 2019 12:46 (eleven months ago) link