it's only because they care about defense a great deal in prospect lists. Butler's bat is definitely in the same area as Maybin when it comes to upside and he's way closer to the majors than Maybin. I'd take Butler no doubt.
So if Butler and Maybin's bats are close to each other, and Maybin has 40+ Stolen Base potential, then is there an reason at all to go with Butler?
And just for the record...
Baseball America in their Top 100 list has Maybin 6th overall. They have Butler 25th.
Like High Heater said, almost, if not all, scouts perfer Maybin easily over Butler.
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