Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
How clear was it, really?
Frazier had a better OBP. Francisco had the lead in iso. Put it together, and yes Francisco had about 100 points better OPS, but there's a chance a lot of that is wiped out by defense as Francisco committed 13 errors while Frazier committed only 5.
Considering the whole package, I don't think Francisco was clearly better at all. In fact, including defense, I think Frazier had a slightly better year and this coming from a guy who hasn't been on the Frazier bandwagon, to be perfectly honest.
Francisco had an .890 AAA OPS. Frazier's was .781.
Looking at the whole package, I don't think last year was close. Francisco was quite successful at AAA. Frazier struggled there.
Frazier had fewer errors because the Reds put him in left field.
Really, now, one can argue Frazier has a better overall chance at major league success. But last year - not even close.