Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Why do I keep saying that? Because it's true.
They have similar skills sets and Soto's numbers are much better.
.327/.360/.522 - .882 OPS in 437 minor league atbats.
.290/.327/.435 - .762 OPS in 324 minor league atbats.
Look closer. In his only decent sample size, Vitters hit .328/.365/.498 in Low A as an 18 year old.
Soto, in a comparable sample size, hit .326/.343/.500 at Dayton as a 19 year old.
Soto has 107 games total and his numbers are very skewed by his 15 game tirade at Billings last year.
Their performances are extremely comparable.