Originally Posted by dougdirt
Honestly, the only thing that could separate the two is more walks and more steals. I think the average and slugging are pretty much in line with what I would expect. Hamilton might get a little more slugging, but I doubt he goes above .400.
Well walks are very important from a lead-off hitter and if he can steal 50+ bases in the bigs at his 83.7% success rate last year, that is a pretty material difference between Hamilton and Womack. I have some of the same doubts you do about his slugging, and doubt he ever can slug .577 like Rickey did in 1990, but Rickey did slug only .358 in AA when he was 19.
This being said, I don't think Billy can ever be Rickey, but I certainly think there is a greater than 70% chance that he has a better major league career than Tony Womack.