MMO Reader’s Observation On Duda vs. Votto

An article by posted on February 29, 2012

  

Earlier today, in a post that debated the merits of Sandy Alderson’s comparison of Lucas Duda to Joey Votto, we ended up with over 250+ comments. As sometimes happens here, the conversation veered into something completely off topic, in this case a discussion between batting average versus on-base percentage.

However there was one reader who stayed on topic and posted something worth considering that I didn’t want to see get lost in the shuffle:

I wonder if Sandy Alderson knew how statistically similar Duda and Votto’s first full seasons were when he made his comments yesterday?

I’ve been singing the praises of Duda for a while now, but hearing about Joey Votto as a comparable player is one thing, seeing it like this really puts an exclamation point on it.

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