Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Care to say which of these players you like to have the better career, and why? So far as I can tell, you really don't have a scouting take on either player, just a data recap.
Well, the scouting take is within some of the data I have posted. Spray charts are scouting. Plate discipline is scouting. Just because it uses numbers doesn't mean it isn't scouting.
As for the two guys.... here are my takes on them:
Mike Stanton - Might have the best raw power in baseball. The kid has serious, serious strength. He isn't slow, but he isn't a fast guy either. Solid defense, decent arm. At the plate, chases the ball out of the zone at times, struggles on change ups.
Justin Upton - Plus raw power, tons of bat speed. Long swing. Has some speed to him and an absolute cannon for an arm, but he takes plays off in the outfield at times. Could be a better defender if he wanted to be. At the plate, he too struggles with the change up, but hits other pitches evenly.
As for the better career, its tough to say. The two profile pretty similarly. Both are very good athletes with light tower power, but long swings who struggle with the change up so far in their careers. I think Upton has a little better plate discipline than Giancarlo-Cruz does (that is Giancarlo-Cruz Michael Stanton), though is slightly behind in the power department but it isn't by much. Same position played. Upton could be a better defender, but that doesn't mean he is or will be.