Originally Posted by [deleted]
Bruce's power is trending up, but his AVG, OBP, and WAR have fallen each of the last three years, and his strikeout rate has risen. Defensive metrics (however much stock you put in them) have also gone down in three consecutive years. Just playing devil's advocate.
To be fair, our hitters rarely improve much once they reach the MLB level. Whether it's Dusty or Jacoby, or both, it's an obvious trend. I'll take the improvements Jay has made and, considering his age, lock him up long term. By no means do I consider him a finished product.