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Comps are tough..

I posted the comment below on Minor League Ball while talking about Austin Beck and a Mike Trout comp given to him. Aaron Rowand was mentioned, as was Clint Frazier. Frazier is a good recency comp. Rowand is a solid ceiling comp, without being hyperbolic but comps are tough because people expect such an exact comp. Players are a mix of things and getting all these things to line up is difficult..
If you look at Rowand’s minor league stats, an average to plus contact, power and speed guy, but not elite the list is small. I looked at stats from 1990-2012. Players who made the majors, drafted guys, RH bat who play CF. 42 guys fit. If you stay don’t go cross racial, it’s 15 guys. That’s it.
Now, I used a fairly tight range, using only MiLB stats but that’s shows how hard it is to make a comp. You don’t want to comp him to Chad Hermansen, Steve Gibralter, Brent Clevlen or Joe Benson now do you.
Wil Myers, Aaron Rowand are the best of this group. Jake Marisnick is in it. That’s an interest…
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2016 Sleepers

These are players I really expect to have good seasons and break out. Some have recieved praise from other outlets, some have received none but these are guys I think will jump up this year.


NamePOSPro TeamOscar De La CruzRHPCubsDinelson LametRHPPadresAdonis MedinaRHPPhilliesPeter FairbanksRHPRangersBryan HudsonLHPCubsGenesis CabreraLHPRaysPabel ManzaneroCRedsCorey Zangari1BWhite SoxMiguel Flames1BYankeesJonathan Arauz2BAstrosKenny Hernandez3BMetsFrancisco MedinaSSGiantsIvan CastilloSSIndiansAdrian RondonSSRaysRicky AracenaSSRoyalsEstevan FlorialOFYankeesRonald AcunaOFBravesRandy VenturaOFBravesWadye YnfanteOFCardinalsRyan McKennaOFOriolesRandhi BalcazarOFRaysLamonte WadeOFTwinsJhonny RodriguezOFAthletics


Others I think will break out...some are rated high by other outlets.
Franklin PerezRHPAstrosAgapito BarriosRHPAstrosDakota ChalmersRHPAthleticsAnthony GuardadoRHPBravesFranyel CasadillaRHPCardinalsWei-Chieh Huang RHPDiamondbacksTommy BergjansRHPDodgersMatt MilroyRHPMarlinsLazaro Ley…