Dont get me wrong he would have been an upgrade for us but with the Braves including Prado was this an upgrade? Yes thet got younger but...
Prado .301 AVG .359 OBP .438SLG .797 OPS 5.4 WAR 42 doubles, 6 triples, 10 HRS and 17 SBUpton.280 AVG .355 OBP .430 SLG .785 OPS 2.1 WAR 24 doubles, 4 triples, 17 HRS and 18 SB
Ohh and Walks/ KO
Upton 63/121Prado 59/69
Am I missing something here the Braves traded this guy who had better overall stats and a young pitching and a couple of prospects.
Again I am not sure the Braves got any better with this move.
"Am I missing something here the Braves traded this guy who had better overall stats and a young pitching and a couple of prospects.
Again I am not sure the Braves got any better with this move."
It's an OK move since it didn't look like they were going to sign Prado to an Extension.
Wow...those are some pretty sobering stats for people on the Braves bandwagon right now.
J.Upton is overrated.
Agreed and the loss of Bourn and Chipper means that the 2013 Offense wont be as good.
Last year only 50 runs separated is from the Braves, The replacement of Thole, Shoppach and Nickeas with Buck and TDA should ahve closed the gap some, Add in the departure of Bay and Torres and we should be alot closer to the Braves, Now if we got bourn I think that would tip the tables in out favor.
How do you know he will get better? Most here dont think Duda will get better so why the trust Upton will?
That said for the long haul they are atleast a psuh since Prado must likely was gone soon, But for 2013 the Braves did not improve.
>>How do you know he will get better? Most here dont think Duda will get better so why the trust Upton will?<<
Must I remind you of the Golden Rule?
Why only one season?
Upton (26) .278 .357 .475 .832 108 363 80
Prado (29) .295 .345 .435 .780 52 286 30
I'd say Upton is an upgrade when you look at their careers, age and production.
Prado is good, don't get me wrong. He'd be the best OF'er on the Mets by a land slide but he hasn't produced what Upton has and Upton is three years younger. What kind of numbers will Upton have when he's 29?
This isn't even close.
What rule is that?
Every Met stinks every other teams players are great?
>> Prado's numbers represent what he can do in natural to pithcer friendly parks, Uptons numbers show what he can do in a hitters park and his road stats show the real story, Check out the thread on his raod VS home stats, Very eye opening.
Being with his brother could make all the difference in the world.
I saw that, I read that.
With that said it can't be all ball park. We used to say the same thing about Matt Holliday and his career didn't exactly hit any bumps.
Sometimes guys just play better at home than they do away and it doesn't matter where "home" is.
>> Motivation is one thing but actual talent is another, Will he be better then he was in ARZ because he is with his brother? Not sure but it could also backfire, What if down the road they trade one of them? How does the other react?
Upton a very talented kid. It's unlikely but it could backfire.