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    2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Sorry if I missed this....

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ame/index.html

    Sounds like good....no I mean great news

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Good find. I am curious though as to how Jay is 'rough around the edges'.... the only thing he seems to really have issues with is stealing bases at a high rate of success, but lets be honest here.... when you lead the minor leagues in extra base hits as a 20 year old, who needs stolen bases?

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    For those who don't feel like clicking on the link:

    Joey Votto:

    The offensive version of Carrasco for the world team is Joey Votto, a Reds first base prospect very likely to reach his immense potential. Votto does everything well but his game centers around patience and athleticism, the power and ability in the field stem from those traits.

    Jay Bruce:

    The game's most powerful outfielder is Jay Bruce, a rough-around-the-edges phenom with the prototype skills set for a right fielder, and probably the game's most likely future home run champion.

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    What exactly does Bruce have to do not be rough around the edges? He's batting .328 with 55 extra base hits Bryan Smith!

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Bryan Smith wasn't so sold on Bruce to start the season.... I bet he feels a little differently now.

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    For those who don't feel like clicking on the link:

    Joey Votto:

    The offensive version of Carrasco for the world team is Joey Votto, a Reds first base prospect very likely to reach his immense potential. Votto does everything well but his game centers around patience and athleticism, the power and ability in the field stem from those traits.

    Jay Bruce:

    The game's most powerful outfielder is Jay Bruce, a rough-around-the-edges phenom with the prototype skills set for a right fielder, and probably the game's most likely future home run champion.
    I love the way immense potential sounds. When is the game?

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    "probably the game's most likely future home run champion"

    YIKES! Never considered him to be someone with that kind of power potential. I expected a high SLG, but I figured more like 35 HRs and 45 doubles or something.

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Do you think it refers to him being a Texas kid? From what I gather he has a little country in him ala Adam Dunn, Jason Larue, and Homer Bailey.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    Bruce's K/BB ratio (84/31 this year) needs a little work, I'd also assume he needs more time hitting against lefties.

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    Re: 2 blurbs on Bruce/Votto SI.com

    While Guerra and Morales have true ace potential on the mound, one of the World's other elite pitchers, Carlos Carrasco, is a better bet to succeed on his lower projections. Carrasco, a 2006 breakout in the Phillies organization, was recently promoted to Double-A and his lanky body could be contributing in Philadelphia a year from now.
    I saw him pitch tonight in Reading. Threw some serious gas around 95, but when he didn't have his command with the hard heat (sound familiar?), he settled down a bit and started throwing around 90-91. He has a great curve in the low 80's that was striking guys out a lot. After a couple innings though, he started to get tired. His curve was in the mid to low 70's and started to lose his command a bit. Overall, looked very good and promising.


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