Originally Posted by REDREAD
And Taveras isn't Votto either.. I think he was just saying "what if their AA numbers held up in the majors".
Billy will never have the power that Rickey had.. I agree with that.
He might come close in OBP and steals though.. Would I bet my house on it? Nope, but that's the upside.
Exactly. I needed 2 players in the majors that had similar stats that those two have in the minors this year. That way I could look at some cumulative stats in order to compare two very different styles of ballplayers. I needed something that was a somewhat accepted metric that could turn steals into a quantifiable metric in order to compare that to Taveras style stats. That is all I was doing.