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.
Lutz does have a high ceiling, but he also has a really low floor of someone who can't make the Majors.
What did he do between the WBC/AFL, get 2-3 weeks of games against guys who already played a really long season? That is nothing to even look at really.
He and Soto are close to me. Neither is within my next few prospects. Questionable bats in the upper minor leagues at first base? Even with some upside, that is suspect as much as it is prospect.
As for him being closer than any other bat out there.... Josh Fellhauer strongly disagrees with you.