Here's the money quote:
If George Brett were playing today on this Royals team, what would people say? Would they say the same things – that he can’t hit for power, that he can’t drive in runs like so many others? He seemed to do alright power-wise as he got older. The batting average and doubles stayed around, while homers increased here and there. Brett never tried to hit homers. His approach was to drive the ball, and if it cleared the fence, all the better.Entering his age 25 season Brett's career high in home runs was 22 and his career high in RBI's was 90. Both are similar to Butler's 21 and 93. Then look at Brett's numbers at age 25 compared to what Billy is projected to finish with this season, based on his current production.