Originally Posted by GOYA
There's no way? Certainly there's a way. I saw them both play day in and day out and Francisco was clearly the better player. Clearly.
If there were WAR done for minor leagues, Todd Frazier may well have compiled a better WAR, or at least close. Yet Francisco was clearly the better player? Given the same number of plate appearances at Louisville (we'll say 538 since that's what Frazier had), Francisco would have been about 14-15 runs better. Given Francisco's defense, it's very, very easy to think, if we were using a UZR-like metric, that the difference between Francisco and Frazier defensively may have been around 12-15 runs.
Like I said... its' really hard, when actually analyzing their play, to come up with a conclusion objectively that supports Francisco having a much better year.