Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Jay Bruce Show

There isn't much left to say about Bruce, except "wow." I knew he would come out hitting the ball hard (he had a LD% of 34%, the highest in all of AAA), but I wasn't sure if he would keep the same pace he had in the minors. His BABIP is currently well over .600, and his 5 to 1 BB:K ratio is very surprising considering the strike out totals Bruce put up in the minors.

Of course, Bruce doesn't even have 50 plate appearances in the majors yet, so there's no way to know how long his current pace will continue. However, even if he drops below his AAA pace, he could still hit .300 and end the year with 20 or more home runs. Not bad.

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