Blengino: Cabrera and Votto, two passing ships?

From SABR member Tony Blengino at FanGraphs on August 17, 2017:

Miguel Cabrera and Joey Votto — they’re both cinch future Hall of Famers, as close approximations as any among current major leaguers to the ideal all-around hitter. They have consistently made hard contact to all fields, hit for average and power, and not conceded many free outs to opposing pitchers. And obviously, they’ve done it without any contribution from their legs; it’s been all bat.

Well, here we are, the two are aged 34 and 33, respectively, and the older player has seemingly gone off the rails while Votto appears to have discovered the fountain of youth. What’s the real story? Let’s dig into some granular batted-ball data to get a better feel for their current true-talent levels.

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Originally published: September 1, 2017. Last Updated: September 1, 2017.