Bruce has had far more success hitting 5th and 6th (.868 and .902 OPS) than 3rd and 4th (.651 and .549 OPS). I think it's fair to say that he was rushed to the majors.
So, in my book that means you keep the pressure off him until he shows he can do well over an extended period of time. Then you move him.
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I don't think Bruce was rushed to the majors. He was dominating AAA and forced himself to be called up. He had nothing left to learn at the minor league level.
It's debateable. He had very few ABs between AA and AAA before being promoted (less than a season's worth). What isn't debateable is that he has struggled quite a bit in the majors, and most of those struggles took place when he was hitting 3rd/4th. I'd keep him away from those spots for awhile. He's still young and just a handful of September ABs removed from the bad times.I don't think Bruce was rushed to the majors. He was dominating AAA and forced himself to be called up. He had nothing left to learn at the minor league level.