Eric SanInocencio and EJ Fagan battle it out, over Robinson Cano versus BJ Upton. Check it out at Rays Anatomy.
As a 22-year old, last year, Upton had 29 RCAA and an OWP of .667 (in 548 PA). As a 22-year old, in 2005, Cano had -5 RCAA and an OWP of .471 (in 551 PA).
Clearly, Upton wins the battle of the 22-year olds here.
In fact, during 2006 and 2007, Cano failed to beat the RCAA and OWP marks that Upton posted this season. While I still want to see a couple of more seasons under Upton’s belt, he’s already shown that he can post a better offensive season than Cano.
Robinson needs to learn to walk more to catch up with what Upton has shown this past season.