Blogger "Shore" at thegoodphight posted the notion that Ryan Howard might be a left-handed Cecil Fielder. I took a look at their minor-league numbers:
Minor league numbers (from thebaseballcube):
Fielder: 624 G, 2301 AB, 138 HR, 289 BB, 525 K, .296/.378/.541/.919
Howard: 444 G, 1637 AB, 94 HR, 206 BB, 517 K, .290/.373/.528/.901
Howard's strikeout rate is a bit higher, but otherwise their numbers are virtually identical (except for the number of games).
Apparently, Baseball Prospectus' comparables list for Howard doesn't include Fielder, but I'm not a subscriber.
What does everyone think?