Originally Posted by reds44
Sorry OBM, I can't see either Votto or Bruce living up to your predictions. I just can't see Votto hitting .300 or Bruce ever OPSing over 1.000, especially Votto. There is also a difference between saying something positive, and predicting a guy will hit between 40-50 who you've seen play probably less then 10 times. Jay is one of the best hitting prospect in the game, but who knows how his numbers will translate in the bigs.
Also, I don't see where you get that edabbs was trying to imply you can't so something positive about Reds prospects. His original post said he thinks you were being "alittle agressive" with your predictions and that you were putting him in Pujols/Vlad territory. He disagreed with it, as do I.
Maybe, maybe not. We don't know, nor ever know. Nobody would have thought Pujols would go ape on MLB after his very good year in low A ball.
Dunn at this point hasn't been the 1.000OPS monster that most hoped. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been a good home grown product. I think we let history tell that story, not meaningless comparisons.