Re: Baseball America's New Top 25 Prospect List includes Bailey, Bruce
I asked that question to a few guys at BA and basically it came down to, and I am paraphrasing now "With only half of a season of stats, we cant just jump him over them if they are producing at a decent to good level just yet becuase they came into the draft rated much higher"
Both of them have the percieved "higher cieling" than Jay does, both also will probably play CF in the majors and Jay will probably be playing right field or left field. CF doesnt quite have the power that the corner spots do, so if you are producing very well at the CF position, it is more valuable than a good corner position.
That said, I would take Jay Bruce over Cameron Maybin for sure right now...Upton, I dont think I can do that just yet.