Originally Posted by partisan
Slightly better BB/K ratio, but still suffers from the same lack of discipline.
Eh, Soto has much better plate discipline than Francisco does, which says a whole lot about Francisco.
Soto has a K/BB this season of 3.73 and his career is 3.63.
Francisco has a K/BB this season of 6.00 and his career is 5.91.
That isn't slightly better, that is incredibly better.
But as for a tools comparison at the plate, I think that game power wise, they are pretty equal. Francisco has Raw power that hardly anyone has, but he can't use it as often because he swings at too many crappy pitches because at times he can hit those pitches for singles. The hit tool probably plays the same as well, though Francisco's hit tool is better on the Raw side, it plays down because he swings at so much crap at times.