I never thought I'd see a title like this, let alone type it myself. But, what the hell.
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News wrote an article speculating that Dan Ortmeier could very well be the next Matt Holliday. I'd post the link, but it's insider access, and hell, I'm not even subscribed to them. So I did some looking into it and found some very startling comparisons between the two players, stat-wise. I've only highlighted some statistics, you can look up the others if you'd like.
.275/.348/.424 (.772 OPS), 1 HR/36 AB, 32% H XBH, 1.7 K:BB
.271/.342/.433 (.775 OPS), 1 HR/36 AB, 36% H XBH, 2.3 K:BB
I'm pretty sure Baggarly's just blowing hot air, but it makes for an interesting discussion. What are the odds of Ortmeier becoming the next Matt Holliday? The athleticism is there, the tools . . .maybe, maybe not.
My personal opinion is he won't. But for the optimists and the Ortmeier lovers out there, there ya go. I don't know if the Ortmeier-Holliday comp is an apt one, but it sure got me wondering.