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Bubba Starling vs. Byron Buxton

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#1 YourHouseIsMyHouse

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

I've heard a lot of comparisons of Buxton to Starling (2011 5th pick I believe?) and have a question about the two. Who is/was the better prospect before their respective drafts?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

I've heard a lot of comparisons of Buxton to Starling (2011 5th pick I believe?) and have a question about the two. Who is/was the better prospect before their respective drafts?


BA had that question on a recent ask BA. Callis had Buxton rated ahead but suggested KC would've taken the hometown player instead. Buxton has a better hit tool now but Starling has more power, IIRC.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:54 PM

BA had that question on a recent ask BA. Callis had Buxton rated ahead but suggested KC would've taken the hometown player instead. Buxton has a better hit tool now but Starling has more power, IIRC.


Thanks for the analysis. I appreciate it.

#4 skraft33

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

I remember Keith Law saying he'd have Buxton ahead of Starling as well.