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Comparable Players are generated by taking a player's baseline projection and finding players with the same age and similar contact, power on contact, walks, and strikeout rates, as well s similar height, weight, handedness, and position (or start/relief split for pitchers).
It's also important to note that established major leaguers
are compared to other major leaguers only, while minor-league
players may be compared to major-league or minor-league
players, with PECOTA strongly preferring the latter. All
comparables represent a snapshot of how the listed player was
performing at the same age as the current player, so if a 23-
year-old hitter is compared to Miguel Tejada, he's actually
being compared to a 23-year-old Tejada, not the decrepit
Giants version of Tejada, nor to Tejada's career as a whole.
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