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Interesting comparison-thinkaboutit

Both of these players were/are considered 5-tool player-prospects. This is a summary of their achievements.

Prospect A: (age 24 in 2007)
totals from 6 yrs in minor leagues (559 games)
.277 BA, .345 OBP, .452 SLG, .797 OPS, 66 HR, 77 SB, 203/524 BB/K

Prospect B: (age 26 in 2007)
totals from 7 yrs in minor leagues (556 games)
.293 BA, .335 OBP, .401 SLG, .736 OPS, 20 HR, 64 SB, 131/299 BB/K

Best minor league season:
A (age 20, A+ level):
.282 BA, .345 OBP, . 513 SLG, .853 OPS, 20 HR, 17 SB in 110 games

B (age 22, AA level):
.352 BA, .402 OBP, .527 SLG, .923 OPS, 11 HR, 11 SB in 127 games.

Major league experience:

A (age 23, MLB):
.272 BA, .288 OBP, .360 SLG, .648 OPS, 1 HR in 43 games

B (age 23, MLB):
.286 BA, .338 OBP, .383 SLG, .721 OPS, 1 HR in 111 games
 (age 24, MLB):
.262 BA, .306 OBP, .397 SLG, .703 OPS, 10 HR in 146 games
 (age 25, MLB)--breakout year
.302 BA, . 349 OBP, .516 SLG, .865 OPS, 17 HR in 128 games

Any idea whom these respective players are?

If you figure it out, you will understand why I am posting it here, and why we should pause to reconsider some of our trade suggestions.

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