Why Is the bar for Polanco to be a .350 hitter? Was Dozier a .350 milb hitter?
I think one could compare Polanco to Dozier at the same age and easily make a case for projecting Polanco to be at least as good as Dozier in a couple of years.
I'm not sure we would have projected Dozier to be as good as he has become (although I would have expected a higher BA and OBP, but not as much power.)They are tough to compare because Dozier was a college guy who tore up AA (OPS .885) at age 24.Polanco won't get the chance because he will be out of options next year at age 23.He has never approached what Dozier did that year, but then his .725 OPS last year between AA and AAA at age 21 is good enough to make it hard to compare with a 24-yr-old.