I won’t claim Muscala is the best PL player, but if you want to use statistics this year to choose between the two, you’ll lose that argument. Almost every statistical measuring system this year has Muscala ahead. Some well-regarded metrics have Muscala #1 in the nation (one that has him #1 is ESPN’s). Pomeroy ranks him #6, behind five high NBA draft picks.
In any event, I hope he heals quickly and is back for the tournament.