Originally Posted by Benihana
Encarnacion HR his 20 year old season: 11
Rodriguez HR in his 20 year old season: 14
Encarnacion HR in his 21 year old season: 13
Rodriguez HR in his 21 year old season: 13
Encarnacion SLG in the minors: .455
Rodriguez SLG in the minors: .442
I acknowledged that EdE may have slightly more power, but the facts show it's hard to say "he had a lot more power as a prospect than H-Rod will ever have."
That sounds like EdE to me.
Power potential, it wasn't close. Edwin had legit home run power. Rodriguez has pull down the line home run power.
Edwin didn't have a lack of concentration problem. He had an execution problem. He was like Billy Hamilton, he threw sidearmed too often and it led to throws that sailed. Rodriguez has/had a concentration problem where he simply didn't seem to be trying, wouldn't get his glove down all the way. Big difference.