Well, (a) I wasn’t saying they were similar, I was saying his game was kind of somewhere in between, and (b) I would have thought it was given I was describing their games nearer the ends of their careers, rather than how they started out over a decade ago, given that is what is fresher in the mind.
Stanton did play a little inside later in his career, and had contested possesions, but was mostly (as you said) a winger or link up man. Mitchell still had a strong inside game but was way more outside later in his game, and was well known for his punishing dinky kicks and vision, and his ability to link up.
I see Mutch as being a bit of a combination of their traits. More outside and link up, but can do some contested work. Short dinky kicks to advantage like Mitchell. Gets a lot of possessions.
And I thought I was pretty clear saying he has a long way to go, which should be interpreted as saying he’s nowhere near Stanton let alone Mitchell’s level yet.