Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
By all means - explain to me what makes you think that Matt Adams isn't presently a better major league hitter than Taveras.
Adams is a masher. If he started this year he'd hit 30 HRs and bat .280. Taveras won't do that (likely a higher average but 15-20 HR power).
He will someday, sure, but he doesn't have raw power that Adams does and his greatest strength - the ability to make steady hard contact while being aggressive, is also a strength that Adams has. And for their careers, Taveras will certainly be much better as Adams' body type will dictate that his swing slows down sooner than Oscar's.
But that's not the question - the question is what you see in Oscar Taveras that would make him a better hitter than Matt Adams today.
Hey, BRC - Still doubting Matt Adams?
Adams is a seriously talented big-league hitter.