Patterson's spring stat line:
.407/.429/.487 - in 27 at-bats, 2 strikeouts and 1 walk, 0 SB and 1 CS
So to be fair, he's clearly earned the job over Bruce with his performance. I don't think he becomes a dominant fantasy player this year, but to be fair he has had several seasons where he was very valuable (04 with the Cubs, 06 with the Orioles). In particular, an 08 repeat of his 06 season with the O's (.276/.314/.443 with 16 HR and 45 SB) isn't out of the question.
That kind of stat line makes him the poor man's Carl Crawford. For that, I was willing to take a 15th round flier on him instead of drafting a solid but mediocre starter like Pettitte.