Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
Hamilton's AA slugging percentage of .383 is above the Southern League average (.376). Hamilton's A+ slugging percentage (.439) is also better than league average (.427).
OTOH, Dee Gordon-- a true 20 power guy-- was 35 points below AA Southern League average in slugging in 2010. He was 38 points below league average in the PCL the next season. In fact, aside from the cup of coffee he had in his first professional season, Gordon's been below average in every season he's played in terms of slugging. Gordon's speed is, at least according to you, very close to that of Hamilton, if not equal, so speed isn't the issue.
Hamilton also hit over .300. His IsoP was .097. League IsoP was .124. In Bakersfield his IsoP was .116. League IsoP was .154. Hamilton played in a very power friendly ballpark too, where power to each outfield spot was incredible (Pensacola) or pretty good (Bakersfield). Dee Gordon has less power. Doesn't really change that Hamilton is a 20 guy. There are a lot of 20 power guys. Someone has to be the worst of the 20 power guys, but just because someone is worse doesn't mean the other guys aren't 20's.