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    Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Sarasota is up 1-0 in the first Jay Bruce, a day after going 4-for-5 with a HR and double, is 1-for-1 with a single. Gardner is pitching for Sarasota.

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    Re: Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Jay Bruce RBI single, 4-1 Sarasota in the 2nd inning. Bruce is 2-for-2.

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    Where is the person who was slagging Bruce as compared to Maybin a few weeks back? Was that aronchis? Can't remember. Whoever that was, still slagging?

    Bruce needs to be challenged at AA. I think he is a lot closer to GABP ready than I could have imagined (like, mid-season call up 2008 close)...

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    Re: Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Where is the person who was slagging Bruce as compared to Maybin a few weeks back? Was that aronchis? Can't remember. Whoever that was, still slagging?

    Bruce needs to be challenged at AA. I think he is a lot closer to GABP ready than I could have imagined (like, mid-season call up 2008 close)...
    Hopefully, Bruce is the number 3 hitter the Reds need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Where is the person who was slagging Bruce as compared to Maybin a few weeks back? Was that aronchis? Can't remember. Whoever that was, still slagging?

    Bruce needs to be challenged at AA. I think he is a lot closer to GABP ready than I could have imagined (like, mid-season call up 2008 close)...
    That was me. Yes, Maybin has 18bb's vs. Bruce's 8. That doesn't mean much right now, but it might down the road. If I remember right, Bruce started slowly in the walk department last year and picked up speed before he pretty much was out the whole month of Augest with back problems. So we will see where that leads us.

    Bruce definitely doesn't need to be challenged in AA right now. Maybe by July/Augest if he continues to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis View Post
    That was me. Yes, Maybin has 18bb's vs. Bruce's 8. That doesn't mean much right now, but it might down the road. If I remember right, Bruce started slowly in the walk department last year and picked up speed before he pretty much was out the whole month of Augest with back problems. So we will see where that leads us.

    Bruce definitely doesn't need to be challenged in AA right now. Maybe by July/Augest if he continues to improve.
    Maybin continues to be the luckiest guy in baseball with hits falling for him. He has 6 line drives on the season in 44 balls in play. 6 of his 17 non HR hits have been infield hits. For comparison Jay Bruce has 16 line drives in 66 balls in play. Maybin has 11 outfield hits, Jay has 24.

    Maybin walks a bit more. Jay Bruce is a complete hitter though and as far as swinging the bat goes, they aren't even comparable.

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    Re: Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Jay Bruce will become the first Red win to an MVP award since Barry Larkin (unless Josh Hamilton does it first).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Jay Bruce will become the first Red win to an MVP award since Barry Larkin (unless Josh Hamilton does it first).
    A nice righty power bat would be a good move in this upcoming draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    A nice righty power bat would be a good move in this upcoming draft.
    if he pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    if he pans out.
    If who pans out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    If who pans out?
    a right handed bat that you draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    A nice righty power bat would be a good move in this upcoming draft.
    Yep. I wouldn't be upset if they drafted Matt LaPorta.

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    Re: Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Travis Webb: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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    Re: Monday 4-30 minor league updates

    Jay Bruce is about as close to a lock as you're going to find in the minor leagues.

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    Jay grounded out in the 4th inning.


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