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MartyFan
03-09-2008, 12:17 AM
I ran across this article and found it interesting...thought maybe you would too.

http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/2008/3/3/132913/6209

dougdirt
03-09-2008, 12:29 AM
I would gladly take either of them.

icehole3
03-09-2008, 09:09 AM
I like our guy better because of his power, it isnt Dunn or Howard type power but pretty close.

http://smiliesftw.com/x/boratdp7.gif

OnBaseMachine
03-09-2008, 10:29 AM
Give me Bruce. Rasmus is going to be a great player but Bruce will be a superstar.

PuffyPig
03-09-2008, 01:05 PM
The advantages that Rasmus has over Bruce at this stage of their careers is that he's a true CF (and likely to be able to stay there for his career) and has much better plate discipline.

Those are two pretty big advantages.

If Bruce is going to be the better player, he will have to outslug him by more than a marginal amount, something that is quite conceivable.

OnBaseMachine
03-09-2008, 01:31 PM
I expect Bruce's plate discipline to improve. He has said that he knows he needs to work on it and I suspect he will. I think Rasmus will be a .300/.380/520 type hitter whereas I see Bruce being a .325/.385/570+ type hitter and maybe better than that once his plate discipline improves and pitchers begin to pitch around him more.

"PECOTA rates Bruce's possible upside as significantly higher than Rasmus'".

dougdirt
03-09-2008, 01:56 PM
I want to see how Rasmus plays in CF this year. He put on significant weight this offseason as he bulked up. Its difficult for players to keep their great speed after adding 15 pounds to their frame. I know he made big strides last year in his defensive abilities, so I can't wait to see if he kept things going or if he has slowed a step or so.

flyer85
03-10-2008, 09:59 AM
good read. I'll always go with the better bat ... which in this case projects to be Bruce.

Steve4192
03-10-2008, 12:20 PM
It's interesting that PECOTA sees Dee Brown as a comp for both players

Ouch!

ochre
03-10-2008, 05:35 PM
Is the implication (as reflected by projections) that PECOTA, figuratively, views plate discipline as marginally more "learnable" than power?

Cedric
03-12-2008, 01:07 AM
Is the implication (as reflected by projections) that PECOTA, figuratively, views plate discipline as marginally more "learnable" than power?

PECOTA projections would say that. Reading the 2008 BA prospect book you would be surprised how many players they project to develop "above average power" with natural growth. I'm guessing that PECOTA projections are based on the theory that Bruce and Rasmus are pretty polished prospects.

REDblooded
03-13-2008, 06:37 PM
jay bruce vs. rasmus?

steak vs. hamburger

lobster vs. anchovies

NorrisHopper30
03-13-2008, 07:33 PM
jay bruce vs. rasmus?

steak vs. hamburger

lobster vs. anchovies

Am I crazy for wanting Hamburger over Steak :D

Superdude
03-13-2008, 08:04 PM
Am I crazy for wanting Hamburger over Steak

Metaphorically or literally?

NorrisHopper30
03-13-2008, 08:07 PM
Metaphorically or literally?

Literally. Metaphorically, in this case i'll take the Steak.

icehole3
03-18-2008, 04:39 AM
Rasmus was sent down yesterday

Joseph
03-18-2008, 11:58 AM
He's reportedly not a favorite of LaRussa.

We should have Cast call in some favors and 'steal' him.

klw
03-19-2008, 11:18 AM
Bailey for Rasmus? I don't think I'd give up the young arm.