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medford
09-06-2007, 04:14 PM
Found this on Lance's blog. To be honest, I'm not sure if it really belongs here in the minor league forum, but this was the place for much of the Maybin v Bruce debates, so here we go....

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070906/SPORTS0104/709060418/1129


Interesting that the Tigers admit that he's not ready for the show, but want to get a look see into what he has to work on.

Grande Donkey
09-06-2007, 04:22 PM
Bruce would have much better numbers than Maybin does in the Majors right now.

dougdirt
09-06-2007, 04:32 PM
Cameron Maybin and Jay Bruce are in two completely different places as prospects right now, and they were when Maybin was called up.

Maybin was/is a top prospect because of his tools.

Bruce is a top prospect because of his tools and his performance.

There is a large difference between the two.

RedsManRick
09-06-2007, 05:45 PM
Maybin: Born: 4/4/87

2005 (drafted)
DNP

2006
Midw A 380 .303/.385/.458

2007
GCL Rk 7 .571/.667/.571
FSL A+ 296 .304/.393/.486
East AA 20 .400/.538/1.050

Bruce: Born 4/3/87

2005 (drafted)
Pio Rk 70 .257/.358/.457
GCL Rk 122 .270/.331/.500

2006
Midw A 444 .291/.355/.516

2007
FSL A+ 268 .325/.379/.586
Sou AA 66 .333/.405/.652
IL AAA 187 .305/.358/.567

Both guys are awesome prospects. Maybin and Bruce are 1 day apart in age.

In 2005, Bruce was getting at bats in rookie ball, Maybin wasn't.
In 2006, both guys were killing A ball. Maybin with a bit better OBP, Bruce with more power.
In 2007, Maybin did very well in high A and then got a cup of coffee in AA before heading to Detroit. Bruce destroyed high A (100 OPS better than Maybin), obliterated AA in a small sample, and then continued to rake in AAA.

Honestly, I think you'd see something similar from Bruce if he got called up this year and played sparingly in a pitcher's park. However, it's clear that's he's a little further ahead developmentally and is more of a power guy than is Maybin. Power is more likely to transfer up levels instantly than is plate discipline, so long as you can keep making contact.

nate
09-06-2007, 05:59 PM
Maybin obviously has more upside because he's younger.

;)

dougdirt
09-06-2007, 06:34 PM
Maybin isnt near the hitter Jay Bruce is. Cameron Maybin is a ground ball hitter who uses his speed to get on base. 24% of his hits were infield singles, and he only had 2 bunts this year. He has a line drive rate half that of Jay Bruce.... at lower levels too. Maybin struggles in the majors are because he strikes out a lot, and can't make solid contact.

FIRELEFT
09-06-2007, 06:51 PM
I've heard Maybin has trouble with off speed stuff.
DD you seen that on a scouting report.

dougdirt
09-06-2007, 06:52 PM
I haven't seen a recent scouting report on Maybin, but it wouldn't surprise me.

GoReds33
09-06-2007, 09:57 PM
I don't know how he will play in that deep group of outfielders for the Tigers. I like Granderson. If he was on the block it would fetch alot. The Reds don't want him though.

dunner13
09-07-2007, 12:57 PM
I love bruce but maybin is very talented. I saw him play a few weeks ago at AA and he crushed one, maybe the hardest hit ball I have ever seen. The only thing that slowed it down was the convention center next to the ballpark and it was still going up when it hit that. I think bruce is more talented but maybins not exactly a slap hitter.

dougdirt
09-07-2007, 01:09 PM
I love bruce but maybin is very talented. I saw him play a few weeks ago at AA and he crushed one, maybe the hardest hit ball I have ever seen. The only thing that slowed it down was the convention center next to the ballpark and it was still going up when it hit that. I think bruce is more talented but maybins not exactly a slap hitter.

Maybin is a slap hitter 80% of the time. He had 2 seperate 1 week stretches where he hit 4 HR in a week. That is a 2 week stretch, nearly 4 months apart, where he hit 8 HR. He had 14 HR on the entire season. Maybin has all the tools in the world, but he needs to refine his swing still at this point.