Originally Posted by RedsFanatic
Bruce strikes me as much more athletic than Walker and a better fielder.
I'm guessing you don't remember Larry Walker when he was a young pup.
Larry was one of the most athletic young OF in all of MLB. He was a high percentage base stealer who could swipe 20-30 bags, leg out oodles of extra base hits, track down just about anything in RF, and had a howitzer attached to his shoulder. Larry has six well deserved gold gloves and was among the most feared RF in MLB (both at the plate and in the field) before age slowed him down.
If Jay Bruce even has a smidgen of the athleticism and talent of a young Larry Walker, he will be one heck of a player.