I do not tend to buy into the hype of any young player. However, Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce is one I am prepared to drink the kool-aid on. He has done nothing but rake since he came into pro-ball (.555 SLG) in four Minor League seasons. On top of that, he has done it at every level throughout the Minors. This tells me that he has had to grow and make adjustments as a hitter. Also, the home park he plays in is very homer friendly. Add it all up and if Bruce gets 450 at-bats, I think a 20/20 campaign is very realistic.
One more interesting fact I stumbled upon today that I have to share. I knew that Albert Pujols is one of the best hitters to ever play the game. What I did not know was that Albert Pujols was this good! Amongst hitters with at least three thousand plate appearances, Albert has the fourth highest slugging percentage in the history of the game. Now let that sit for a second. That is higher then Ken Griffey Jr., Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and even Barry Bonds. We need to truly enjoy him why he is here.