At Age 20:
Player A: 69 Games, 266 ABs, 29 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 10 HRs, 46 Runs, 59 RBIs, 31 BBs, 49 Ks, 1.038 OPS
Player B: 66 Games, 275 ABs, 18 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 8 HRs, 37 Runs, 33 RBIs, 20 BBs, 30 Ks, .855 OPS
Both of the players played at age 20 in AA but by the end of Miguel Cabrera’s 20th year of life, he was bidding the minors adieu and Wilmer Flores has AT LEAST half a season left.
If you haven’t guessed, Player A is Miguel Cabrera and Player B is Wilmer Flores. The reason I talk about this is that people LOVE to talk about players being the heir to one star or another. If I hear one more basketball announcer call one more player “The Next Jordan” I might scream into my pillow. The reality is that Wilmer Flores is, IN FACT, the next Wilmer Flores. However, it is worth looking for players who are around right now who might fit Mr. Flores’ track record to give us a glimpse of what he and other players might become.
Wilmer Flores… The Next Ryan Zimmerman?
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