Good, but Not Yet: Part 2 (the Ryan Braun Comparison)
Brad wrote a great post on the goodness of one Tyler Colvin. Is Tyler good? Yes. Is he Ryan Braun good?
Outside Zone Swing%
League Av.: ~25.0%
Outside Zone Contact%
League Av.: ~60.0%
League Av.: ~80.0%
League Av.: ~8.0%
Fielding (UZR - LF)
*Yes, I know his sample size is smaller...but I don't think over the long term, Colvin will be worse than Braun in LF. Especially considering he plays all three outfield positions decently.
I recently heard about Ryan Braun's Waterfront Grill which from my friend's opinion is very posh and has decent food. I am surprised that the Milwaukee slugger is getting into the restaurant business considering in Chicago this was tried by "his airness" and
failed closed after he retired.
But considering Braun does NOT hold a degree in business, nor culinary arts, it's clear who the edge goes to...
Colvin: Zero fugly t-shirts owned
Braun: Owns a fugly t-shirt company AND wears $80 fugly t-shirts
What does it all mean? Braun is clearly the better player. But in some instances Colvin could equate Braun's production (in defense, maybe even surpass). Colvin needs to work more on his outside zone swing%, and outside zone contact%. Will he be as good as Braun? Perhaps. Maybe a couple more years with our magical hitting coach will turn him into a monster (one can only hope).
But WAIT-there's more!
Lets compare rookie seasons!!!
Ugh, Braun is still better.
But in the category of steakhouse ownership and fugly t-shirts, Colvin gets the slight edge.