Originally Posted by Eric_Davis
I think he's in a class above Bruce. I still fell he'll be an All-Star next year and every year after that for the next 10 years.
I have to somewhat agree here. The one thing that concerns me about Bruce, and that I think will limit him just a bit in the majors, is his K/BB ratio. It's not the fact he strikes out a lot (that's a different discussion and I tend to fall into the camp that Ks aren't different than any other out), but that he doesn't offset the Ks with BBs. To me, a great determining factor between a serviceable MLer and a super-star is the K/BB ratio. The closer it is to 1 or more, the more likely the player is to be in that super-star class.
To me, Bruce is going to be more like Geoff Jenkins than Larry Walker in his ML career. That's not a knock on Bruce, mind you, just an analysis of his minor-league #'s.