Originally Posted by SephClone89
Actually, at age 23(!) there isn't a massive difference.
Power numbers between Lee and Tank at age 23 are comparable. Carlos was a more refined hitter at his age though. Caballo hit for a higher average and far less Ks than Tank. However, Tank is still a very raw talent and it is a mistake to think one season tells the whole story on him. Maybe what we saw in 2012 is the type of hitter he will always be. However, I point to the adjustment Tigers CF Austin Jackson made from 2011 to 2012 to show how a young player can make adjustments and improve quickly at the big league level.
Carlos Lee 1999 Season (Age 23)
Dayan Viciedo 2012 Season (Age 23)
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