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    His start actually reminds me of Jeff Francouer. When he debuted with the Braves, nobody could get him out for like a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    His start actually reminds me of Jeff Francouer. When he debuted with the Braves, nobody could get him out for like a month.
    Do you still wish we would have traded him for (a two year rental of) Bedard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-in-la View Post
    His start actually reminds me of Jeff Francouer. When he debuted with the Braves, nobody could get him out for like a month.
    Except Francoeur couldn't walk. It took Francoeur 128 plate appearances to draw a walk. Bruce has five walks in 25 plate appearances.
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    Kirby Puckett and Bo Jackson were the closest I could find and they were something like 8 for 19 without the walks.

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    Jay Bruce is now 11-for-19 (.579) in his short career. This was also his third three-hit game in his fifth career MLB game.

    Bruce is the second player in the last 50 years to have a trio of three-hit games in his first five games. Kirby Puckett is the only other player to accomplish the feat. He was 12-for-24 (.500) in his first five games in 1984.

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    Fred Lynn had quite an impact as a young centerfielder for the Red Sox. He and Jim Rice both first came up late in the 1974 season. Rice was the more anticipated prospect but Lynn stole the spotlight by hitting over .400 and making incredible diving catches in center. In 1975, he had an awesome season winning the ROY and MVP.

    Like Eric Davis, playing an all-out-effort centerfield eventually took its toll on his health and production.
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    Jay Bruce: "What people pretended Chris Denorfia was".

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    For some reason we remember the pitchers like David Clyde and Mark "The Bird" Fidrych who flamed out. Among hitters who started out on an amazing run then disappeared, Louis Sockalexis from the 1800s is the only one I can think of. Are there others?

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    FYI

    Junior after his first five games was batting .105.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    FYI

    Junior after his first five games was batting .105.
    And Willie Mays went 0-12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    For some reason we remember the pitchers like David Clyde and Mark "The Bird" Fidrych who flamed out. Among hitters who started out on an amazing run then disappeared, Louis Sockalexis from the 1800s is the only one I can think of. Are there others?
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    Re: Bruce Historical Comparison?

    Ryan Braun?

    First season (451 AB): .324/.370/.634

    If Bruce does that, I'd be in heaven...
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    Re: Bruce Historical Comparison?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Ryan Braun?

    First season (451 AB): .324/.370/.634

    If Bruce does that, I'd be in heaven...
    As awesome as Bruce is, that's going to be tough to achieve (though I hope he does). The one thing to consider is Bruce's defense is night and day better than Braun's. So, at what stats (that would be lower than Braun's) would you consider Bruce to be equally as valuable as Braun?

    It's also crazy to think that Braun has 3-4 years on Bruce in age too. Imagine what Bruce may end up being by then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    For some reason we remember the pitchers like David Clyde and Mark "The Bird" Fidrych who flamed out. Among hitters who started out on an amazing run then disappeared, Louis Sockalexis from the 1800s is the only one I can think of. Are there others?
    Joe Charbeneau comes to mind. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1979 or '80, but was out of baseball a couple of years later.

    Walt Dropo had pretty fair career, but he never came close to his rookie year with Boston when he drove in over 140 RBI's.
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    Re: Bruce Historical Comparison?

    best historical comparison: Todd Frazier during the Little League season of 1998


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