Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Miguel Cabrera never OPS'd above .760 until his 4th year in the minors. Pujols OPS'd .921 in his only minor league season, and since then has five seasons in the majors with a 1.000+ OPS. Brian Giles posted an OPS above .900 only once in the minors (when he was 25) but has three 1.000+ OPS season plus many other .900+ OPS seasons in the majors. Chipper Jones has three 1.000+ OPS seasons in the majors compared to zero in the minors. This happens all the time. Players get better once they reach the majors and fully develop their body, in addition to the better coaching in the majors.
I would like to see the muscle mass for Giles and Pujols relative to their OPS.