Felix Hernandez: Comparing Him and Each Team's Young Star To Former MLB Greats

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Felix Hernandez: Comparing Him and Each Team's Young Star To Former MLB Greats
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In 20 years, will we look back and ask "Who will be the next King Felix?"

We may. Or, we may think about how some injury stopped him from turning a promising youth into a hall of fame career that put him alongside the game's greats.

It's a fun exercise, comparing players of today and yesterday. Was Bonds better than Ruth? Was Pudge as good as Fisk?

We'll be looking at extreme upsides in most cases. Remember, these guys are young. They could blossom or stall just as fast. Don't take these too seriously. Just join me in dreaming about the stories we might be telling our grandkids about them.

In no particular order, other than alphabetical by city and grouped in divisions, here's a look at players currently 25 years old or younger, and who they might compare with someday if all goes well.

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