CubsFan7724 wrote:You know whats scarier? Pujols was putting up a .300+ AVG at that age. I think the AB, being a more quantitive factor than the whole age thing, is a more valid point. Tex hit a HR in every 14.3 AB. Extrapolating that to MCabs, that means he hits 4 more HRs for a total of 42. He put up an RBI every 4.9 AB. Meaning 11 more RBIs for a total of 123. He puts up a run every 5.4 AB. Meaning 10 more runs for 111. So if Tex gets the same amount of AB, which he probably does if he doesn't strain an oblique in April, he ends up with better numbers across the board except in average. So, if you still think they were ridiculously close, then go for it. And, Tex, in a monster season, could hit 50 HR. He has that power. MCab, I doubt he will ever hit 50. 40, yeah. But, he just doesn't have the power that Tex has.
Once Cabrera grows into his body and gets his "man-strength" he'll be better than Tex. This year it's a toss-up, but I think it's clear from what cabrera is doing at 21 that he will have the better career than tex.
Outside of pujols, who can you think of that was this productive at 21? Not even bonds... You'd have to look at some pretty old-school players to find one on par with what cabrera is doing at his age.
So, if you're in a keeper league, Cabrera by a landslide. If you're in a redraft league, slight edge to tex.