Originally Posted by Red Heeler
Jay Bruce had an OPS of .965, 1.057, and .925 at A, AA, and AAA respectively.
Josh Hamilton posted an OPS of .922 in the Major Leagues.
Both have similar physical tools. Why do you think that Jay automatically deserves to start over Josh?
Barring a trade, I would try to get them both around 400 ABs next year.
Because that means Jay Bruce is ready to start right now and contribute at such a high rate at his age, he must start. Hamilton did that 922 OPS on limited playing time. He would have to wait untill Griffey is out of the picture.