If you could have Justin Smoak of Texas or Chris Carter of Oakland for the next ten years, who would you pick?
Carter had the gaudier numbers in '09, but Smoak had the oblique injury that was at least a partial factor in his Triple-A struggles. Both draw tons of walks. Smoak has less present power but also strikes out less than Carter. Smoak is also a better defender. Both were born in December of 1986, so the age factor is the same.