CubinNY wrote:To me, he's as close to Ty Cobb as we are ever going to see in our lifetime.
Not at all. I guess people might assume that Cobb was a slappy singles hitter due to how many hits he had but he led the league in SLG 8 times and is 4th all time in doubles and 2nd all time in triples. Ichiro's career SLG is over 100 points lower than Cobb's.
I think Gwynn with more speed (let's not forget that before he got fat he once stole 56 bases in a season) and a bit more power would be the best comp for Cobb. Cobb is a bit hard to do a similarity rating on because you don't see major speed guys with high BA's and also good SLG like that.