With a profile built around contact and motion, Steven Kwan’s electric debut, from the Guardian, another former Cleveland Indians outfield prospect: Michael Brantley’s debut was similar. You don’t believe this?
Here are stats for today’s Houston Astros outfielder, Brantley, the first 100 games of his career: .264/.313/.333, 108 hits, 3 HR, 33 RBI, 13 2B, 3 3B, 14 SB , 80 OPS+ , 78 WRC+, 12.8 Strike Rate:
And here are Kwan’s statistics for his first 100 games, a plateau he overcame last weekend in Toronto, Canada: .296/.373/.391, 109 hits, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 18 2B, 4 3B, 11 SB, 121 OPS+, 122 WRC+, 8.8 Strike Rate
That’s right: During the first 100 games of his career, Quano There’s a better start than someone who went on to become one of the best net hitters in baseball., It doesn’t stop here, as Kwan also bears a strong resemblance to Brantley’s current version.
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While Brantley has more power and hits the ball harder, he has elite discipline in both plate and swing. The only difference is that one player is 35 years old and has 11 years of major league service under his belt, and the other is a 24-year-old rookie who was not one of the top prospects entering the season. Even Quan could not believe these similarities.