Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Beltran
Recently over at his MetsMinorLeagueBlog.com Toby Hyde made an interesting age-based comparison when he matched up Cesar Puello and Carlos Beltran. Hyde pointed out that they were both playing center field in Hi-A at age 20 and both put up mediocre stat lines. Here are their respective numbers: Beltran – .229/.311/.363 Puello – .259/.310/.397 The big difference was in their walk rate. Beltran had a 9.7 BB/9 while Puello turned in a 3.7 mark last year. Only getting HBP 17 times kept Puello’s OBP as close as it was to Beltran’s. It’s a very interesting comparison and perhaps a reason not to get too down on the year that Puello had at St. Lucie in 2011. But there’s a couple of other things in the comparison worth noting. When Beltran played in the Carolina League in 1997, he was basically skipping a level. After being drafted by the Royals in the second round in 1995, Beltran held his own in the Rookie Gulf Coast League. The following year he played in the Northwest League, a ...
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