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Interesting question: Crosby or Hardy?

I'm thinking long term here...

Last year's #'s (BA/OBP/SLG/BB/K/HR/AB):

Bobby Crosby (age 25): 276/346/456/35/54/9/333
J.J. Hardy (age 22): 247/327/384/44/48/9/372

Considering the horrendous start that Hardy had, the numbers are remarkably similar. Hardy's post All-Star numbers were 308/363/503/16/23/8/185.

I'm sure Crosby is considered the better of the 2 defensively at this point, but Hardy does have a good reputation defensively. I would predict that if both follow a normal growth curve that Hardy would be the better player, and I am genuinely surprised by that. Any thoughts?

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