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First Pitch: Is Marrero the Next Moskos?

First Pitch: Is Marrero the Next Moskos?

There's one thing that drives me nuts, and that's same-team player comps. I understand why they exist. In most cases that's all fans know. If you say a player could be like Andrew McCutchen, a Pirates fan knows exactly what you're talking about. The problem is that same-team comps shrink the possibilities for any player.

Left handed starter in the Pirates system? He's going to be the next Paul Maholm or Zach Duke. Top high school pitching prospect taken in the draft? The next Bobby Bradley. A defensive shortstop with a weak bat? The next Jack Wilson.

The thing about those comparisons is that they provide such a limited view. It's like getting an opinion about the world from someone who has never left their small town. They only have so much reference to draw a comparison. Would Jeff Locke and Rudy Owens be the next Duke and Maholm if they pitched for Philadelphia? Or would people be hoping for the next Cole Hamels? Would Jameson Taillon be the next Bobby Bradley if he pitched for the...

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