Originally Posted by 757690
There are two very good reason why Bruce will start the season in AAA.
1. He has played 66 total games above single A, and it would be best for his development to start in AAAn then come up a month or two into the season. It takes a truck load o pressure off of him. Being the opening day cf and leadoff hitter is an extremely high pressure situation for a 20 year old. Remember last year, it took aawhile for Hamilton to crack the lineup.
2. Starting him in AAA delays his free agent clock. A month or two of Patterson/hopper in cf is worth keeping Bruce for another year.
Plus as some have said, Bruce hasnt exactly tore the cover off the ball this ST.
He is only hitting 270 right now so let's not put too much pressure on him too soon.