Sarris: Why Juan Soto could become the next Miguel Cabrera

From SABR member Eno Sarris at The Athletic on August 8, 2019:

Growing up, Juan Soto idolized Robinson Canó. But the young Nationals outfielder isn’t built the same way as his childhood hero. His swing didn’t end up being a carbon copy of the smooth-swinging infielder, and his numbers are fairly different than those that Canó put up at the beginning of his career.

Those numbers, by the way, are eye-popping for Soto. Take a look at where he sits among other great, young starts to a career. A leaderboard of 20-and-under players (minimum 500 plate appearances), updated from when it first appeared in Joe Sheehan‘s newsletter.

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Originally published: August 9, 2019. Last Updated: August 9, 2019.