Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
You're a numbers guy, Doug. We're speaking different languages here.
Ok, lets go with scouting then. You say he has a better approach. At the age of 20, Justin Upton expanded his zone less than Mike Stanton at age 20. He did so by a large margin. Certainly approach is a little more than expanding/knowing the strikezone, but it certainly starts there and that is certainly the biggest part of it. I just can't see making the argument that Stanton has better plate discipline than Upton does now or even at age 20 given what we know. Stanton chases pitches outside of the zone 33% more than Upton did at the same age.