Re: Jay Bruce, how good will be be?
Originally Posted by mlbfan30
I see this point. But then look at his SO rates. If he's been getting good pitches to hit, therefore not needing to walk, he should also not be striking out often because of the good pitches he's been getting. The SO indicate he's been swinging through good pitches, or at bad pitches.
This method of thinking can't work both ways for BB and SO.
The high SO and low BB do concern me a little, but it's not a big of enough deal to assume that will cause him to fail. Many great hitters SO a lot, and Bruce is young enough to improve his BB. Even if Bruces increases his BB by just a little, that's good enough to have solid OBP stats.
Think of hitting stats similar to Aramis Ramirez over the past 4 years.
His K rate was really the only thing keeping me from thinking that definitively was the reason behind his low walk totals.
Still, I think his ceiling
is above a RF-playing Aramis Ramirez, even if that is most likely what he becomes.
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.