Welch - you caught yourself by noting he has more power than Brinkman. For fun, I looked up Brinkman's home run total. In a 15 season career, he had 4 season with more than 6 home runs, which Espinosa had in his first month. Brinkman hit 7, 7, 8 and 14. Also, Brinkman had more than 2 steals in a season only twice, while Espinosa is supposed to be a good base stealer. But you might be onto something in terms of his defense and, unfortunately, batting average.