I don't like same-organization player comps. I think they're lazy, and provide a very limited view. Yet we see them all the time. When the Pirates have a left-handed pitching prospect, he's just the next Zach Duke or Paul Maholm. The only reason he's compared to those players is because that's the frame of reference that Pirates fans have for a left-hander. This is the age of MLB.tv and internet stats, so it's possible to see other left-handers around the league. But the comparisons still tend to stay in-house.

I was thinking about that when I was thinking about the 2013 West Virginia Power roster. I previewed the 2013 club yesterday, noting that they've got a lot of potential breakout prospects this year. After writing that, I wanted to make sure I wasn't making a same-organization com...

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