Originally Posted by Aronchis
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.
I didn't say Dunn hasn't been a good home grown product, nor did I say if Votto doesn't hit .300 and Bruce doesn't OPS 1.000 they won't be good home grown products. If Votto hits .275 in the majors he'll put up around a .375 0BP and hit for good power numbers. I'd take that in a second, and be willing to pencil him at 1st base for however long he wants to be there. Id be thrilled with that. From what I have seen from him, I can't see him hitting .300 though.
If Bruce can be Adam Dunn with less strikeouts and better numbers with RISP, he'd be a monster. He doesn't have the walk numbers of Dunn, but he is a better fielder and strikes out less.
If Bruce were to post 1.000 OPS with 40-50 he'd be HOF good. It's not fair to put those kind of predictions on him.