Originally Posted by powersackers
Lutz's ceiling is much higher and closer to the big league level than any other bat still out there. He hit some big leaguers in the WBC qualifyer to the tune of a .300 average. Also looked great in Winter ball. All of which is a better case than Soto had... and to me better than anyone else on the board.
Soto posted a 909 OPS in the high minors as a 22 year old. Lutz got his first taste of the high minors as a 23 year old and shat the bed (704 OPS). I don't think either guy profiles as a legit starting 1B in the majors, but if I had to choose one, it would be Soto.