Author Topic: Michael Taylor superstar  (Read 39243 times)

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Offline Smithian

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Re: Michael Taylor superstar
« Reply #125: July 17, 2015, 10:35:05 AM »
Not to derail, but if you are looking at FG's data on Cameron and Span through age 30, most of Cameron's offensive years are better than Span.  Comparable OBP and superior slugging.  Check it out again.  That said, Span and Cameron's age 30 and 31 seasons (Span's 2014 and 2015) are very close to Cameron's offense at those ages.

http://www.fangraphs.com/comparison.aspx?playerid=8347&position=OF&page=8&players=1070

Span at his best did not steal as much as Cameron in his 20s.  That said, I'd certainly settle for Span-like performance in CF from Taylor.  I just think he is close to being much better than that.
Are you talking glove or bat? If Taylor gives us 80% of Span's offensive value these last couple seasons then we have our leadoff hitter for the next 4 or 5 years. If he is better than Span with the bat then you combine that with his glove and we have a star.