Originally Posted by M2
It should be fascinating to watch Callis stack up new flavors of the day to the left side of Jay Bruce in future years.
I mean, Bruce and the Uptons all look like they're going to be awesome players. Frankly, over the next decade I don't know that anyone's going to be better than B.J. Upton. Obviously now that he's 23 and in the top 10 in the AL in OB and SLG he's clearly proven himself inferior in the Jim Callis worldview. Callis is infected with the Peter Pan view of the game, the highest crime in his mind is that they grow up.
Well M2, at least at the time before this year, scouts had almost unanimously stated that Justin was a better prospect than BJ. They had been saying it for years.
So lets just say that people still believe thats true. If Callis thinks Jay Bruce is a better prospect than Justin Upton, which he has also said for the last year, then wouldn't it make sense that he puts them in that order?
Yeah, BJ is going nuts right now and has single handedly saved me in two of my fantasy leagues as I picked him up in the 25th round of two leagues just hoping to get some SB's out of him, but I don't think Callis has a Peter Pan type view.... at least in this example.