Fun with Comps 2011 Orioles Lineup

February 25, 2011 |

A little time killer using Baseball Reference’s player comparisons for Most Similar By Age.

Barry Larkin SS
Matt Kemp RF
Willie Mays !! DH
Mike Schmidt !! 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Daric Barton 1B
Kurt Suzuki C

Dave Martinez CF
Nelson Liriano 2B

(Cheated a bit choosing Ibanez over Armando Rios for Luke Scott’s comp, as for the life of me, I cannot remember the guy.)

What does this tell us?  Nothing.  I am surprised to see 2 Cooperstownians plus Larkin who is maybe headed there.  My take on the O’s actual lineup is that, if healthy, it scan be solid if unspectacular from 1-9 and finish somewhere between 6-10th in the AL in runs.  The compO’s look great 1-5 and quite poor 6-9.