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Markakis vs other young players


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I'd probably have to see a list of guys that meet this criteria because my memory stinks, but off the top of my head I can definitely say Zimmerman.

I'm not quite as sold on Markakis as everyone else here. He really seems to struggle hitting fastballs sometimes. Hopefully he can correct that but if it's a bat speed issue, that's not something likely to improve, right?

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Off the top of my head:

Hunter Pence,

Braun

Fielder

D. Young

Gordon

B. Butler

Sizemore (not sure if he is in third or fourth season)

Kendrick

R. Martin

Verlander

Lincecum

Gallardo

C. Hamels

P. Hughes

Matsuzaka

Loney

Zimmerman, CArmona and Hamilton are close calls.

That's off the top of my head. Don't get me wrong; I think Nick is going to end up being a great Oriole, but I also think the guys I listed will end up being at least just as good, but probably better.

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What has Zimmerman shown that he is going to be better? Delmon Young has struggled, though likely has a greater upside.

BJ Upton is hitting way over his head. Holliday is like 28.

Ill stick with offensive players around the same age and not guys above 25 or have been in the league for 4 years. I think these guys are a cut above.

Rios

Fielder

Braun

Kemp(Love this guy)

Sizemore

Other guys I view equal to Markakis,

Chris Young

Delmon Young

Billy Butler

Alex Gordon

Jeff Francoeur

Guys slightly below, meaning I wouldnt accept them straight up for Markakis,

Zimmerman

Loney

Kendrick

Tulowitzki

Quentin

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