Can you tell me how they will measure that or discern that? Bruce has already put up Votto type numbers throughout the minors, how did they ever decide that Votto "was the best longterm player he can be"? I simply don't know, perhaps you can tell me. How many knocks were there against Votto before he came up? Were they valid?
If one can measure that Bruce is equal to or greater than the current major league talent that is considered ready for MLB, then comparison judgement would be a reasonable standard in comparison. Where the latter cannot be measured or compared, if so what and how?
Standard - level of quality accepted as norm: a level of quality or excellence that is accepted as the norm or by which actual attainments are judged
Bruce already exceeds the standard for many current Reds players.