So today I had a couple of extra hours of free time due to the fact that a car slammed into the power pole outside of my office, snapping it in half, and taking the power out. With that free time I was browsing baseball-reference, and came upon Robinson Cano’s page. While browsing through the same numbers that I’ve already read countless times this offseason, I noticed something I hadn’t before. One of Robinson Cano’s comps happens to be Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Upon deeper inspection, I realized that not only is Carew a good comp for Cano, he’s actually been outperformed by Cano.
Through their age 26 season, Cano bests Carew in most of the major offensive categories including hits (of which Carew would end up with 3053). Cano lacks the speed Carew had, and would definitly not ever be able to steal 41 bags in a season. Carew, however, didn’t have the power that Cano posses and also didn’t have the short porch in right for 81 games. Should we start looking at Cano as a possible future Hall of Famer?