Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jean Segura vs. Jose Altuve

Baseball America's Jim Callis responded to someone else's tweet, asking, who's better: the Angels' Jean Segura, or the Astros' Jose Altuve.

His response:
Segura. Not close, despite the little guy's numbers.

Of course, we disagree. But let's take us a gander, eh?

Jean Segura is 21 years old, BA's #57-ranked prospect, pre-2011, and a SS/2B playing in the Angels' Cal League team in Inland Empire.

So far, in 37 games for Inland Empire, he's hitting .276/.343/.428. In his five-season career, he's hitting .315/.372/.446, with 143K:99BB (1.44 K:BB ratio), with 47 doubles, 22 triples, 18 homers.


Jose Altuve (also 21 years old), in 52 games at Lancaster, hit .408/.451/.606. Combine that, with his 16 games at Double-A Corpus (where he's hitting .394/.420/.712), and he's hitting .405/.444/.631 in 2011. So maybe you're still unimpressed. In the same five-season span as Segura, Altuve is hitting .326/.387/.483, also with 166K:133BB (1.25 K:BB ratio), with 85 doubles, 24 triples, and 28 homers.

So it's safe to say that we will disagree with Callis. If we take defense into account, Altuve has a lifetime .969 Fld% at 2B, committing 49 errors in 1597 chances. Segura has a lifetime .971 Fld% at 2B, with 32 errors in 1094 chances.

Not sure what criteria there is that would make this "not even close," but we call bullcrap.


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Anonymous said...

You mean the writers at Baseball America are a bunch of tools?

Anonymous said...

BA = 5 tool pieces of crap

AstroBrit said...

You forgot to mention that Altuve has more steals (122)than Segura(102).

Its a very interesting comparison though, and if Segura is on the list at #57, then Altuve should be there next season