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Revising Comps for Dylan Carlson

Since Dylan Carlson broke out with his phenomenal 2019 season at age 20, turning both AA and AAA into his personal batting practice, fans and commentators, like myself, have been searching for the right “comp” for the elite prospect.

What are comps? Comps are short for comparables – using a known player with a similar skillset to describe an unknown player or prospect. As he was coming up through the minors, I heard a wide range of comps for Dylan Carlson: from solid major leaguers like Dexter Fowler and Colby Rasmus to Hall of Fame-caliber talents, like Larry Walker and Carlos Beltran.