What are these guys projections? Murphy seems like the one with the bigger upside....but is either one projected as a future potential allstar?
Evans projects to be a .270-.280 guy with 20 hr pop, thats pretty much his ceiling though...no all star.
Murphy has a very nice bat, and if he can get his glove up to par at 2b, he could be a future all star 2nd baseman. He has 20/20 tools and will hit for average and high OBP. I like Murphy a lot.
Ehhhh Evans look like a solid contact hitter who has a patient approach to the plate. He wont be a power hitter or an outstanding defensive player either. But who the hell am I to judge what he can be.
Murphy to me looks like he has a chance to stick around and as a legit bat. He like Evans has a very good eye for a young hitter. Not the quickest hands but he has a compact swing which he can get the barrel on the ball and he has some pop too. He's a corner outfielder, dont see him playing second base.
Evans to me looks like a platoon player, or a bat off the bench. His inability to hit Major League Righties is a bit troubling, of course it's possible that this might be able to be fixed after spending a couple months in the minors, but we're not allowing him to do so right now.
Murphy if he can stick at a Premium Position (2B?) has a chance to be an All-Star, not a perennial one mind you but a guy that could make 2 or 3 before his career is over. I don't think he'll hit enough to be that guy at either 1B or Corner OF though, solid .280/20 HR/20 SB guy in my mind.