How Mookie Betts Became a More Productive Power Hitter than Giancarlo Stanton

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How Mookie Betts Became a More Productive Power Hitter than Giancarlo Stanton

I would rather have Mookie Betts in the middle of my lineup than Giancarlo Stanton.

Now, to most people this would seem ridiculous. Even after Betts’ MVP type season most people would tend to think the 6’5” 245lb Stanton (2017 NL MVP) would out-slug the 5’9” 180lb Betts. On the surface level it may seem that Stanton had a more productive year, out homering Betts (38 to 32) and also driving in 20 more runs. But, after digging deeper into the analytics, the numbers told a very different story.

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