Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
Yes, Frazier played LF, but he also played probably close to double the number of innings than did Fracnsico and had 10 fewer errors to show for it.
It's hard to quantify that data alone, especially comparing different positions, but it doesn't take much math to know that the defense of that differential probably wipes out most or all of the 100 point OPS.
If we look at defense too, as it does matter, there's no way anyone can look at their seasons and derive at a conclusion that Francisco was much better.