Originally Posted by HometownHero
Not a qualification but no doubt a factor especially when the far younger guy (6 years and 8 months) had the better year.
119 in 597 PA for BH with a 4.9 WAR
115 in 465 PA for TF with a 2.8 WAR
Not only did Harper do better over 132 more PA he also swiped more bags and finished 5th in the NL in runs scored despite spending the first 20 games in the minors. He also had the teenage record for most XBH, had the 3rd best OPS as a teenager and had the 2nd most HR. He became the first teen to hit a triple in the playoffs and the second-youngest player ever to Homer in the playoffs.
It should be neither a qualification nor a factor. It is simply who had the better rookie season.