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Thread: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

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    Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    I ran across this article and found it interesting...thought maybe you would too.

    http://www.minorleagueball.com/story.../3/132913/6209
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    I would gladly take either of them.

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    I like our guy better because of his power, it isnt Dunn or Howard type power but pretty close.


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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Give me Bruce. Rasmus is going to be a great player but Bruce will be a superstar.

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    The advantages that Rasmus has over Bruce at this stage of their careers is that he's a true CF (and likely to be able to stay there for his career) and has much better plate discipline.

    Those are two pretty big advantages.

    If Bruce is going to be the better player, he will have to outslug him by more than a marginal amount, something that is quite conceivable.

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    I expect Bruce's plate discipline to improve. He has said that he knows he needs to work on it and I suspect he will. I think Rasmus will be a .300/.380/520 type hitter whereas I see Bruce being a .325/.385/570+ type hitter and maybe better than that once his plate discipline improves and pitchers begin to pitch around him more.

    "PECOTA rates Bruce's possible upside as significantly higher than Rasmus'".
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    I want to see how Rasmus plays in CF this year. He put on significant weight this offseason as he bulked up. Its difficult for players to keep their great speed after adding 15 pounds to their frame. I know he made big strides last year in his defensive abilities, so I can't wait to see if he kept things going or if he has slowed a step or so.

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    good read. I'll always go with the better bat ... which in this case projects to be Bruce.
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    It's interesting that PECOTA sees Dee Brown as a comp for both players
    Ouch!

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Is the implication (as reflected by projections) that PECOTA, figuratively, views plate discipline as marginally more "learnable" than power?
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre View Post
    Is the implication (as reflected by projections) that PECOTA, figuratively, views plate discipline as marginally more "learnable" than power?
    PECOTA projections would say that. Reading the 2008 BA prospect book you would be surprised how many players they project to develop "above average power" with natural growth. I'm guessing that PECOTA projections are based on the theory that Bruce and Rasmus are pretty polished prospects.
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    jay bruce vs. rasmus?

    steak vs. hamburger

    lobster vs. anchovies

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Quote Originally Posted by REDblooded View Post
    jay bruce vs. rasmus?

    steak vs. hamburger

    lobster vs. anchovies
    Am I crazy for wanting Hamburger over Steak
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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Am I crazy for wanting Hamburger over Steak
    Metaphorically or literally?

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    Re: Jay Bruce vs. Colby Rasmus

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Metaphorically or literally?
    Literally. Metaphorically, in this case i'll take the Steak.
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