Originally Posted by HokieRed
Not only is Francisco a better hitter than Wily Mo ever dreamed of being, they are not remotely comparable at the plate. Francisco has a lot of quickness and a relatively short stroke; Wily Mo was all arms and way off balance most of the time. They don't even remotely resemble one another.
Their numbers may look the same, but their talent is not.
Francisco has a naturally beautiful swing. Nearly perfectly balanced, loaded with power, and great eye-hand coordination.
Pena had the swing of an offensive lineman who discovered a baseball bat in his hands one day.
In other words, Francisco is a ball player, Pena is a great athlete who was trying to learn baseball.
Doesn't mean that Francisco will be any better than Pena, but they really are not a good comp.