Re: Jay Bruce #1 on BA Hotsheet and Francisco in the team photo
Cumberland is a legit prospect, although one in the 20-30 range still. 23 year olds in AA with an OPS over .900 with a strong showing of plate discipline, average and power.... yeah, that makes anyone a legit prospect.
Also got one of my questions answered at BA....
Q: Jay Bruce from Louisville asks:
How much longer can it be until I finally start getting at bats over Corey Patterson?
Matt Eddy: The ability to drive the ball is most crucial to Bruce's future success (and he's shown that), but the Reds want to make sure he's got a firm grasp of the strike zone before setting him loose against NL pitchers.
Matt Eddy: While we don't have data on how many bad pitches Bruce has chased this year, we do know that he's drawn seven unintentional walks in 39 games this year. I'm not trying to paint this as a concern—just pointing out the Reds' line of thinking.
Last edited by dougdirt; 05-16-2008 at 03:47 PM.