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  1. Could happen. But Soto is virtually the same age as Vlad and his approach is light years ahead of him right now. All depends on how they progress in their development, but Soto has a major head start.
  2. He's never going to be Soto or Acuna but he'll still have some great peak years.
  3. In his last 1300 PA, he's managed to hit 29 home runs. That's mind-numbingly bad in the juiced ball era.
  4. Had a pretty rough 2H last year, albeit the walks were still there. He's a bit underwhelming in 5x5. Doesn't help in average, decent power but everyone has decent power nowadays, no SBs... I'd take him at the right price but not really itching to have him on my team again.
  5. Wouldn't call him a good hitter. He put up a 100 wRC+ which is a big improvement over his first couple of seasons but he still has a long ways to go. His plate discipline is still very poor and as slaty alluded to his swing path is far from ideal.
  6. How much of a discount are people getting him at right now? He's still undergoing tests so there's obviously a wide range of outcomes here... he could end up missing a week or he could end up missing the season if that pectoral muscle is torn or if he needs some type of surgery. Tough to really put a $ value on him until we know more
  7. Second straight year of 9 k/9 as well which is nothing to write home about in this era. That'd place him 25th among qualified starters this year. Not exactly what you expect given the raw stuff (which I still think is oversold by some) and the pedigree.
  8. I don't see the talent to be a first rounder, especially since the steals dropped off. I'd say his ceiling is a late-2nd round/early 3rd type production.
  9. What argument? That just because a statistic begins to stabilize at a certain number doesn't mean it's an accurate representation of a skillset? I never said anything about Aquino's K rate, I talked about his plate skills as a whole, which I've tried to explain go far beyond just K%. You're letting your personal bitterness affect your thinking here.
  10. Its PA, but just because that’s when a statistic begins to stabilize doesn’t mean it’s an accurate representation of a skillset. Bad hitters have awesome 60 PA samples all the time.
  11. It's been a brutal season. He has serious flaws right now that he needs to sort out. The GB% has been going up and up ever since 2017 and he hasn't cut into the K% at all. The one good thing is he's shown the ability to make major adjustments in the past.
  12. It's really not one of the best indicators. Guys who walk a lot and have tremendous plate discipline often strike out more because they're going deeper into counts, seeing more pitches, etc. A guy who strikes out a lot but walks a ton likely has great plate discipline, it's more of a contact skills and going deep into counts issue than anything (i.e the case with Aaron Judge).