Friday, July 25, 2008

Lars Anderson vs. Travis Snider: Talk Amongst Yourselves

Earlier this year I wrote an article comparing Travis Snider and Chris Marrero, and though it would be nice to revisit the topic, Marrero saw just a few months of action this season before breaking his leg in a play at home plate. So, I'm substituting Lars Anderson for Chris Marrero. It doesn't mean that the 2 hitters have anything in common, or that they have the same amount of talent. It just means I am interested to see how Lars Anderson matches up against Travis Snider.

Anyways, this comparison isn't going to be as simple as I would like it to be, because Anderson has just 15 plate appearances this year at AA, while Snider has 367 plate appearances at AA. So, we're going to go about this a little bit differently than usual. I'm going to post the stats, and let you guys hash out the details. If you like Anderson over Snider, or Snider over Anderson, state your case and let us know what you think. Keep it clean, and mind your manners.
I know most people still like to see averages, home runs, doubles, etc. So, here are the raw stats.

Snider -- A -- 522 PA, 35 2b, 7 3b, 16 HR, .313 average
Anderson -- A-- 535 PA, 35 2b, 3 3b, 10 HR, .289 average

Snider -- AA -- 367 PA, 17 2b, 0 3b, 15 HR, .256 average
Anderson -- A+ -- 358 PA, 19 2b, 1 3b, 13 HR, .317 average

So there you have it. Check the stats, state your case, and may the best man win.

1 comment:

James Qu said...

I think for now, Snider is the better prospect. He is younger and has proven himself at a higher level compared to Anderson. If Anderson makes a better transition to AA and Snider continues to struggle (w/ K), then I might have to reconsider.