How good is Stanton really? I see him as very good, but not elite. Besides that, he's a corner OF. I think the player traded for has to be elite to go after him. Miggy is elite. I'm not sure that Stanto is.
For 2010-2013, Stanton is 2nd in OPS, SLG and ISO among all qualifying RFs (.886, .536, .270). Jose Bautista is 1st. He's 3rd in Homers, with 106. He's listed as 3rd best RF in UZR over that time frame, behind only Ichiro and Heyward. I guess that's elite for RFs?
Plus he's only 23, probably nowhere near his ceiling. The Twins lock him up for his 3 arb years and 5 more, he'd hit a ton of balls out in left field at Target all the way to 2022 (option year?), batting right behind Joe Mauer until at least 2018- with Sano and Arcia batting behind him as protection- Wow.
Edited by jokin, 11 August 2013 - 01:23 PM.