Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I completely disagree with you about Bruce. Though Bruce is playing slightly better, even though Bruce is having a down defensive year, Beltran's offense puts him over the top right now. In fact, according to Fangraphs, Bruce is having a -.4 WAR season thus far compared to Beltran's .8. There's no question in my mind who is better right now.
I agree that Beltran has been better than Bruce thus far, but I would much rather have Bruce than Beltran for the rest of the season and for future seasons. Beltran is fragile and presents a greater injury risk. Bruce is much better defensively than Beltran. I think their hitting numbers will look similar at the end of the season, they can both hit.