View Poll Results: Which player will Brennan Boesch most resemble in his career?

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  • Al Kaline

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  • Magglio Ordonez

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  • Bobby Higginson

    19 24.36%
  • Luke Scott

    18 23.08%
  • Jeff Francoeur

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  • Marcus Thames

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  • Ryan Raburn

    2 2.56%
  • Chris Shelton

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    Which Player will Brennan Boesch most resemble in his career?
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    Luke Scott.
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    Luke Scott of the players listed. Still letting it perculate in my mind to see if I might come with another player comp that might fit my thinking.
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    When he hits a HR with that high, over-the-head follow-through, he resembles Fred McGriff.
    I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic. Range Factor is neither about a fielder's range, nor should it be much of a factor when discussing fielding prowess. Discuss.

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    Of the people listed:

    - Ryan Raburn with fewer strikeouts
    - Luke Scott with fewer walks

    Of the people not listed:

    - Troy O'Leary
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    I voted Luke Scott.

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    I selected Luke Scott and I think that would be a good result if it happens.
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    Um... list invalid.
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    I voted Luke Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabretooth View Post
    Of the people not listed:

    - Troy O'Leary
    LOL
    I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic. Range Factor is neither about a fielder's range, nor should it be much of a factor when discussing fielding prowess. Discuss.

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    Jason Werth or Corey Hart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beantown Marty View Post
    LOL
    We're talking about hitting, right? Take a look at the stats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabretooth View Post
    We're talking about hitting, right? Take a look at the stats.
    No argument. Troy O'Leary just makes me laugh.
    I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic. Range Factor is neither about a fielder's range, nor should it be much of a factor when discussing fielding prowess. Discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beantown Marty View Post
    No argument. Troy O'Leary just makes me laugh.
    I vaguely remember him....obviously you saw him a lot more in Boston....just curious, what was so funny about him?
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    I think everyone could guess that I voted Frenchy
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabretooth View Post
    I vaguely remember him....obviously you saw him a lot more in Boston....just curious, what was so funny about him?
    Well for starters, a brother from Compton with an Irish name playing in Boston is, well, funny. To me, though, he also helped represent the hilariously futile Red Sox teams in the years leading up to their 2004 breakthrough.
    I'm a little verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. I'll give you a topic. Range Factor is neither about a fielder's range, nor should it be much of a factor when discussing fielding prowess. Discuss.

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    With a quick thought I'll say a LHH version of Corey Hart. The Brewer, not the singer.

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    Luke Scott with a better average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beantown Marty View Post
    Well for starters, a brother from Compton with an Irish name playing in Boston is, well, funny. To me, though, he also helped represent the hilariously futile Red Sox teams in the years leading up to their 2004 breakthrough.
    I just googled him. Some strange stuff with his ex...lol-worthy just by herself.
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    The size (BB bigger) nor the speed (BB faster) is accurate, but I'm hopeful that he has a Trot Nixon like career with the bat.
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    Luke Scott was a platoon player. Brennan Boesch actually hits substantially better versus lefties.

    Overall, I think Boesch will hit for a higher average with similar power, but not as many walks. Overall, I think he'll be a tick ahead of Scott, and someone that you could play every day and bat 5th or 6th.
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    I vote a left handed Craig Monroe. Both don't walk often, both had good power when they could center a fastball, both are susceptible to breaking pitches out of the zone, both finished their swings in similar fashion, both were capable of streaks that would make them one of the best hitters over a sizeable period of time and also one of the worst, both are average defenders, both can run but are not burners or base stealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCouga View Post
    Luke Scott was a platoon player. Brennan Boesch actually hits substantially better versus lefties.

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    Scott's OPS versus LHP (.789) is better than Boesch's lifetime OPS against all pitchers. .789 versus the same handed pitcher is not bad at all. I think he is often underrated on this board which is surprising since he kills the Tigers.

    Boesch has hit better versus lefties in 194 PA but that's not a very high number. I'd be surprised if that kept up because it's rare for a LHB to hit so much better versus lefties. I would bet that he'll end up hitting RHP significantly better than LHP pitchers.
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    I said other because he reminds me of the Jay Buhner/Pat Burrell/Jeromy Burnitz type, but with a higher average and a lower SLG/HR. Luke Scott would be my closest on the list.

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    Phil Nevin falls under other.
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    Francouer makes a lot of sense. Similar body type.
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    I voted Other - I see him resembling Eric Hinske.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjd View Post
    The size (BB bigger) nor the speed (BB faster) is accurate, but I'm hopeful that he has a Trot Nixon like career with the bat.
    I can see this. Hopefully with out the career shortening injury problems. Maybe a little lower OBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagnam View Post
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    I vote Luke Scott. Perhaps Scott's karma to destroy the Tigers in Baltimore will carry over to Boesch when the Tigers play in Baltimore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhutch View Post
    Brennan Boesch = Champ Summers
    Getting closer, but Champ couldn't hit LHP and Brennan is faster.
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    None of these guys really match up. Boesch is pretty athletic and can hit LHP.
    His swing reminds me a little of Russell Branyan, but with better contact rate. Fred McGriff was another good comp, swing-wise.

    So I'll say a cross-breeding between Scott and Higgy. Or maybe Jim Edmonds without the outfield skills.
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    Somewhere between Thames and Monroe when he was good. He's streaky like Thames, but unlike Marcus he's not totally useless when he's cold. He certainly fields like Marcus. So a 3rd, maybe 4th outfielder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehringer_2 View Post
    Getting closer, but Champ couldn't hit LHP and Brennan is faster.
    That's because by the time Champ played here he was older & had lost a step. I hadn't looked at the splits, but overall numbers are scary close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhutch View Post
    That's because by the time Champ played here he was older & had lost a step. I hadn't looked at the splits, but overall numbers are scary close.
    LOL. Never saw Champ play for the Cubs, but he's one of those guys who once you saw them later, it's hard to imagine were ever young....
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