Anyways, I actually haven't heard the two compared a lot, just wanted to say my peace and, hear what others have to say. I also wanted to see exactly how much of a consensus Will has, in this regard, so do the poll if you'd like.
Anyhoo, Wil is amazing but I don't see a reason that Oscar should take a backseat to any hitter in the minor leagues right now. Comparing him just to Myers, Wil is swatting balls out of the park with great distance and frequency ... but so is Oscar. Oscar is also a year and a half younger than Wil.
Scouting-wise Myers may or, may not, have an edge on his power grade but, I heard a scouting concencus of a "7" on OT's power and that has certainly been backed up visually with some of the shots he has hit, especially lately. I don't see an edge for Myers as a pure hitter either, Oscar makes more contact as well. Defensively, I often hear Myers getting more credit for an advantage over Oscar defensively than I think exists. I think they are very similar here . . . young guys playing centerfield for now, who are probably better suited for rightfield . . . both throw well and, Myers does not run better than Taveras
You might be inclined to take all of Myers 2011 and, toss it out when looking at the two statistically, and I can understand that. Regardless, I don't think it should take away from the remarkable way Taveras has entered the TL as a baby and performed so well and, so consistently. He hasn't even really had a serious slump, which would be understandable.
I'm not a huge "spin" person regarding prospects but, it remains that Oscar has hit better thyan Myers did in the MWL, despite being younger and, has hit better as a AA player as well, despite being younger. . .and I don't see Wil getting anything back on the bases, with his arm, or in the field. I think they are closer as prospects than most may think and, you can probably guess which way I'd lean . . . maybe :)
What do you all think?
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