Red Sox Mookie Betts Or Dodgers Joc Pederson More Valuable?

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Jul 11, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder

Mookie Betts

(50) hits a triple against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Imagine if you had the choice of picking either Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts or Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson to grace your starting lineup. You might need a towel to wipe up the drool on the floor as your gaping mouth salivates with excitement over the possibilities that one of these men would give to the ball club.

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Dave Cameron of published a list of the top 50 MLB players in terms of trade value, with Pederson taking 12th place and Betts earning 11th place, but also said that “while I might prefer Mookie, there’s no shame in taking Joc’s side either. When we get to pick between young center fielders that are this good, the winners are the people who get to watch both whenever they want.”

Where’s the fun in that?

While Cameron’s words are very true, let us examine these two young men further to see if we agree with Cameron’s assessment or that there is a clear winner over the other: