Re: 8/3/07 - Minor League Update
One thing people will notice from what both Lookout and Bats announcer claim is that when Jay Bruce hits a ball it has a certain sound you seldom hear and it jumps off his bat.Even on the radio one night ,you knew from sound the ball was gone was very odd it did have a different sound.
I watched Joey Votto , here in Indy on July 4th , what impressed me was he hit an opposite field homer in the first and it looked like he just flicked his bat the ball. Watching him in batting practice he was stroking the ball out to all fields. He has not had a big power year at Louisville but from what I saw in the game and during batting practice he should hit for decent power in the majors.
I'd say .280-.290 with 20-25 homers would be realistic by his 2nd or 3rd year.