Originally posted on Padres Public  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Not to get all “30 for 30″ on you but, what if I told you that Chase Headley and Will Venable have had similar careers with vastly different perceptions by the public? True? False? Let’s spend your Friday morning figuring that out. First, a few caveats. Venable is nearly two years older than Headley. Obviously, they play different positions so it’s a bit difficult to make a straight one-to-one comparison defensively. Headley also has 1000 more at-bats. Finally, we will be looking at seasons in which they had at or near 300 ABs. This means ’09-’13 for Venable and ’08-’13 for Headley. Ok, got that out of the way. Will Venable has turned a breakout season into an extension and into the Padres future conversations. Chase Headley took his breakout season, double downed, and so far is busting in 2013. Busting being a strong word perhaps, because he is still an above average player. And I’d still sign him to an extension. However, that’s a chat for another time. But he’s probably not David...
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