Originally Posted by spawn
The thing is, we don't know if he can make the adjustments Cespedes made. It's a reason I'm not ready to anoint him one of the better hitters on this team. To those saying it doesn't take much, that's true. He could be the best/second best offensive player on this team, or he could be the third best Cuban hitter here. Until he faces Major League pitching, we just don't know.
I'm of the opinion that Abreu will be one of the better hitters on this team, almost immediately, but this is a pretty fair and understandable position to take.
It should also be noted that Cespedes, after having that great rookie season in 2012, regressed in basically every way possible last year.