The general impressions of Bruce & Votto have been as follows:
Votto is older. Spent more time in the minors. More polished. Better than Bruce now but with a lower ceiling. Will be a nice major league player.
Bruce is the man child. Raw but the sky is the limit. HOF potential.
Watching Votto the last couple months of 2008 I was impressed.
He seemed to improve as the year went on.
Watching him in the WBC, spring training & so far this year I am very impressed. Awesome power to the opposite field. Very patient. Calm at the plate. Much improved in the field.
Are we underestimating Votto's potential?