Sunday, September 1, 2013

Cody Clark compares Springer to Wil Myers

In this here Notebook, we find that catcher Cody Clark has some high praise for George Herman (Babe) Springer, comparing him to Rays outfielder Wil Myers:

He's got unbelievable ability. I played this game a long time...and I haven't really seen that ability. The only guy I could maybe compare him to was Wil Myers, who was with us last year. Very similar players. Springer can run better than Wil. As far as power and the way they swing the bat, those two guys are better than everybody else I've seen.

He's got a point. In 2012, Myers put up a .987 OPS between Double-A NW Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha (where he played with Clark) with - hey - 37 home runs. Myers is hitting .286/.352/.446 in 59 games for Tampa Bay this season. That would be very nice.