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It’s possible Puig loses that extra step in a couple of years and his defense and speed advantage even out to Myers.
And why wouldn't Myers lose a step as well?
Man, you guys are missing the forest for the trees. Puig has sustained a near-500 BABIP for 250PM. Even with heavy regression, that's such an extraordinary number that it suggests once-a-generation skill. Will Myers is a nice player in ~180PA.
Not satire. 500 babip over 250 PAs is completely insane. 350 is hall of fame class, for a hitter with Puig's power.
The article is great because it doesn't end there - it notes that only a couple weeks after he debuted Puig was already seeing fewer strikes thrown than any other hitter. And then, soon after this article came out, Puig makes the proper adjustment starts walking at an Eddie Yost rate, something like 15 in the last 15 games. His walk rate is now more than double that of Francoeur's career high.
By the way - why on earth do we ever look at BABIP for hitters? It makes no earthly sense to remove homeruns from the equation when you are looking at it from the hitter's perspective.
Isn't 35 home runs a bit optimistic for Wil Myers? In a full season, his current power level is about 25. His power would have to improve significantly to get him there.
Puig has a solid build now, but with last name big question if he will stay at this weight.
I'm not (and no one else is) saying that Puig is projecting to 480BABIP on a go forward basis. Rather, it's such a high number, on a pretty large number of BIP, that even regressed it suggests HOF level BABIP talent
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