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Jay Bruce

31-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2018 Stats

AVG

.212

HR

3

RBI

17

R

17

SB

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Bruce's 2017 season was basically a carbon copy of his 2016 campaign. There were the usual peaks and valleys, but the final numbers were highly valuable. He once again split time between two organizat...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hip     EST. RETURN:  7/25/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 227   DOB: 4/3/1987
BORN: Beaumont, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jay Bruce Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Mets in January of 2018.

July 10, 2018  –  Jay Bruce News

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Bruce (hip) has been shut down for 10 days, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

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Jay Bruce Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 19 A A 117 488 444 69 129 63 42 5 16 81 19 9 44 106 0 0 0 .291 .355 .516 .871
2007 20 A SAR 67 292 268 49 87 43 27 5 11 49 4 4 24 67 0 0 0 .325 .379 .586 .965
2007 20 AA CHA 16 74 66 10 22 12 7 1 4 15 2 1 8 20 0 0 0 .333 .405 .652 1.057
2007 20 AAA LOU 50 204 187 28 57 25 12 2 11 25 2 2 15 48 0 1 1 .305 .358 .567 .925
2008 21 AAA LOU 49 201 184 34 67 24 9 5 10 37 8 1 12 45 0 5 0 .364 .393 .630 1.023
2008 21 MAJ CIN 108 452 413 63 105 39 17 1 21 52 4 6 33 110 0 2 4 .254 .314 .453 .767
2009 22 AAA LOU 5 20 18 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 .278 .350 .278 .628
2009 22 MAJ CIN 101 387 345 47 77 39 15 2 22 58 3 3 38 75 1 1 2 .223 .303 .470 .773
2010 23 MAJ CIN 148 573 509 80 143 53 23 5 25 70 5 4 58 136 0 5 1 .281 .353 .493 .846
2011 24 MAJ CIN 157 664 585 84 150 61 27 2 32 97 8 7 71 158 1 2 5 .256 .341 .474 .815
2012 25 MAJ CIN 155 633 560 89 141 74 35 5 34 99 9 3 62 155 0 7 4 .252 .327 .514 .841
2013 26 MAJ CIN 160 696 626 89 164 74 43 1 30 109 7 3 63 185 0 5 2 .262 .329 .478 .807
2014 27 MAJ CIN 137 545 493 71 107 40 21 1 18 66 12 3 44 149 1 5 2 .217 .281 .373 .654
2015 28 MAJ CIN 157 649 580 72 131 65 35 4 26 87 9 5 58 145 0 9 2 .226 .294 .434 .728
2016 29 MAJ CIN 97 402 370 60 98 53 22 6 25 80 4 2 27 83 0 3 2 .265 .316 .559 .875
2016 29 MAJ NYM 50 187 169 14 37 13 5 0 8 19 0 0 17 43 0 0 1 .219 .294 .391 .685
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CIN/NYM 147 589 539 74 135 66 27 6 33 99 4 2 44 126 0 3 3 .250 .309 .506 .815
2017 30 MAJ CLE 43 169 149 21 37 18 9 2 7 26 1 0 18 37 0 1 1 .248 .331 .477 .808
2017 30 MAJ NYM 103 448 406 61 104 49 20 0 29 75 0 1 39 102 0 2 1 .256 .321 .520 .841
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CLE/NYM 146 617 555 82 141 67 29 2 36 101 1 1 57 139 0 3 2 .254 .324 .508 .832
2018 31 MAJ NYM 62 236 212 17 45 16 12 1 3 17 2 1 24 48 0 0 0 .212 .292 .321 .613
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3-Year Averages     150 618 558 76 135 65 30 4 31 95 4 2 53 136 0 5 2 .242 .307 .477 .784
Career  (View All)     1478 6,041 5,417 768 1,339 594 284 30 280 855 64 38 552 1,426 3 42 27 .247 .318 .466 .783

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Jay Bruce Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 21 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 20 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 15 Was Did not play.
Jul. 14 Was Did not play.
Jul. 13 Was Did not play.
Jul. 12 Was Did not play.
Jul. 11 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 10 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 9 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 9 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 8 TB Did not play.
Jul. 7 TB Did not play.
Jul. 6 TB Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Tor Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 27 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 26 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 25 Pit Did not play.
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 22 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Col Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .292 .321 .613
Jun. 16 @Ari Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Jay Bruce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 3 53 53
2017 12 133 133 3
2016 138 1 138 2
2015 150 150 2
2014 3 131 131
2013 160 160
2012 154 154
2011 155 155
2010 146 146
2009 98 98

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Jay Bruce Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018603041.183.267.501
2017171239241.222.433.718
2016158146222.222.411.678

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018152143131.224.342.656
20173845927770.268.542.883
20163816027772.262.546.872

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181105021.173.209.457
20172783715420.227.428.742
20162593617494.239.486.784

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018102123151.255.441.780
20172774521591.282.588.923
20162803816500.261.525.844
Jay Bruce vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Masahiro Tanaka NY-A 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200

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Jay Bruce Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 488 444 9% 21.7% 0.42 76% .351 .225
2007 20 A SAR 292 268 8.2% 22.9% 0.36 75% .400 .261
2007 20 AA CHA 74 66 10.8% 27% 0.40 70% .429 .319
2007 20 AAA LOU 204 187 7.4% 23.5% 0.31 74% .357 .262
2008 21 AAA LOU 201 184 6% 22.4% 0.27 76% .425 .266
2008 21 MAJ CIN 452 413 7.3% 24.3% 0.30 73% .296 .199
2009 22 AAA LOU 20 18 10% 15% 0.67 83% .333 .000
2009 22 MAJ CIN 387 345 9.8% 19.4% 0.51 78% .221 .247
2010 23 MAJ CIN 573 509 10.1% 23.7% 0.43 73% .334 .212
2011 24 MAJ CIN 664 585 10.7% 23.8% 0.45 73% .297 .218
2012 25 MAJ CIN 633 560 9.8% 24.5% 0.40 72% .283 .262
2013 26 MAJ CIN 696 626 9.1% 26.6% 0.34 70% .322 .216
2014 27 MAJ CIN 545 493 8.1% 27.3% 0.30 70% .269 .156
2015 28 MAJ CIN 649 580 8.9% 22.3% 0.40 75% .251 .208
2016 29 MAJ CIN 402 370 6.7% 20.6% 0.33 78% .275 .294
2016 29 MAJ NYM 187 169 9.1% 23% 0.40 75% .246 .172
2016  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CIN/NYM 589 539 7.5% 21.4% 0.35 77% .266 .256
2017 30 MAJ CLE 169 149 10.7% 21.9% 0.49 75% .283 .229
2017 30 MAJ NYM 448 406 8.7% 22.8% 0.38 75% .271 .264
2017  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CLE/NYM 617 555 9.2% 22.5% 0.41 75% .274 .254
2018 31 MAJ NYM 236 212 10.2% 20.3% 0.50 77% .261 .109
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3-Year Averages     618 558 8.6% 22% 0.39 76% .263 .235
Career     6,041 5,417 9.1% 23.6% 0.39 74% .282 .219

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Jay Bruce Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 91 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 26 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 1140 6 9 5 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 458.7 -4 25 -1 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jay Bruce    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
10.2% BB Rate
GOOD
20.3% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.613 OPS
TERRIBLE
.292 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.212 AVG
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.321 SLG
TERRIBLE
.109 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Jay Bruce: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bruce (hip) is expected to start taking batting practice sometime this week, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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Bruce (hip) said that he's been dealing with a variation of this injury since mid-March and that he will give his body "proper time" to rest and reset, Erin Fish of MLB.com reports.

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Bruce (hip) is dealing with a strained right hip, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.

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Bruce was placed on the disabled list with a sore right hip Tuesday.

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Bruce was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Rockies due to hip soreness, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

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Bruce was scratched from the starting lineup Monday against the Rockies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

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Bruce is starting in right field and hitting seventh Monday against the Rockies.

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Bruce (back) will start in right field and bat fifth Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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The Mets plan to hold Bruce (back) out of the lineup Saturday, though he may be available to pinch hit, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

After a couple of frustrating seasons, Bruce rebounded in 2016, fueled by his lowest strikeout rate since his 2009 sophomore campaign. His power stroke returned with 33 homers, the second-highest total of his career. The veteran's tenure in Cincinnati ended when the Reds shipped Bruce to the Mets at the trade deadline. As he's done throughout his career, Bruce struggled versus lefties though not as much as usual, recording a .678 OPS. Still, he's a candidate to lose playing time against southpaws. Further, Bruce frequently faces defensive shifts and his batting average suffers as a result. His .250 average was buoyed by a jump in line drives and hard-hit percent along with more homers, but be wary of a repeat as a lot must go right again, including maintaining his improved contact rate. Bruce's power looks bankable, just be ready to buffer a likely dip in average.

2016

Bruce has never developed into the superstar that the Reds thought he might become, and now it appears that his crippling-low batting average is the new normal as more teams continue to shift aggressively against him. His power mostly returned in 2015, as he raised his ISO back over .200 by slugging 26 homers. As the Reds continue their fire sale, Bruce is a good candidate to get dealt, but he might not get hurt as badly as former teammate Todd Frazier by the change in location. He's hit 39 homers at home over the last three years, and 35 away from the cozy confines of Great American Ballpark. Bruce is due $12.5 million in 2016 with a $13 million team option for 2017.

2015

It's convenient to blame Bruce's struggles on the knee injury that sidelined him in early May, but it might still be the primary cause for his struggles. He was first sidelined on May 4 and the expectation was that he'd be out four weeks. He returned from the DL on May 21. Did his swing change because he was compensating for the injury? It's a reasonable guess. His approach at the plate became a mess because of his struggles -- he swung far less often at pitches in the zone than he did at any point during his career. He hit fewer line drives and even fewer flyballs. A return to prominence isn't guaranteed, but a full recovery from the injury this offseason could go a long way toward helping him recoup his swing. Opposing teams employed radical shifts more than ever against him last year and it had a pronounced effect on his batting average, so don't expect him to hit better than .250, but the power should return.

2014

It took Bruce 20 games to hit his first homer of the season, and he ended April with the sole long ball. He subsequently hit a combined 17 homers in May and June, perfectly illustrating his streakiness. There is some hope that Bruce is entering his prime years, but 2013 didn't bring any evidence - just more of the same. Mind you, 30-100 seasons aren't bad by any measure, but he hasn't improved his contact rate at a point in his career where that next step should take place. A power spike could theoretically happen, but owners shouldn't rely upon him becoming a high-average, elite power hitter.

2013

Has Bruce hit his upper plateau, or is there another peak left for him to climb? On one hand, Bruce turns 26 at the start of the 2013 season, and hitters often peak in their age 27-29 seasons. His isolated power is trending upward, hitting a career-high .263 last season. On the other hand, his contact rate hasn't improved over the last three years, in fact taking a slight turn for the worse in 2012. Our guess is that his batting average won't show much luck-independent improvement, but there could be a few 40-homer seasons in his future if he remains in Cincinnati.

2012

Bruce's career trajectory is on the rise. He saw career highs in every major counting category to go along with a career-high walk rate and isolated slugging percentage. He improved his performance against left-handers, at least in terms of hitting for power. He has one of the better right-field arms in the game, for those of you in simulation games like Strat-O-Matic or Scoresheet. His low contact rate (73 percent in each of the last two seasons) will prevent him from being an elite hitter for average, but stardom is on his doorstep otherwise. At age 25 in 2012, there's still room for improvement.

2011

Bruce started slowly for the Reds in 2010, hitting into a decent share of bad luck in April, mixed in with a low contact rate. The luck turned around midseason and Bruce finished the year on fire, ending up with a career-high .846 OPS. He's capable of hitting 30-35 homers at his peak, which might occur in the next couple of seasons. He has a big home/road split, but any concern over that has been washed away by his six-year, $51 million contract extension signed in the offseason. The only factor keeping him from being among the elite fantasy outfielders is a lack of stolen bases - he seems unlikely to top double-digits in any given season.

2010

While there are signs that Bruce is *this* close to breaking out (.222 BABIP, improved walk rate and contact rate), his troubles against lefties are a significant problem. Only two of his 22 homers were against southpaws, and he was starting to get benched against select lefties before his wrist injury in July. Keep in mind that he turns just 23 in April, so there's plenty of time for him to improve, but hope that the Reds (and Dusty Baker) share your patience.

2009

Bruce's big major league splash and preseason hype makes his .254/.314/.453 season seem like a disappointment, but keep in mind he did this as a 21-year-old, with only 115 games above A-ball under his belt. Bruce needs to improve his pitch selection (33 walks, 110 strikeouts in 413 at-bats) and lefties throttled him (.190/.263/.299 in 137 at-bats). But improvement in both areas is possible and likely - get him now in dynasty leagues, while the price is still low.

2008

The Reds are in a tricky spot with Bruce, seeing him advance far quicker than they expected. While he still strikes out too frequently, he's very close to being ready for the majors. Yet the team has a surplus of outfielders and new manager Dusty "I haven't seen him play yet" Baker is someone who seems less inclined to pencil him in the lineup right away. The Reds' trade of Josh Hamilton might open up the door for Bruce to start in Cincinnati right away, although at press time there was still some talk that the team was interested in signing Mike Cameron. He's adjusted rapidly to the level of competition with each promotion, so he's likely to succeed right away once he gets that shot.

2007

Bruce had another solid campaign, tearing apart the low-A Midwest League at age 19. Obviously it will get tougher as he climbs the ladder, but so far he's fulfilling the potential the Reds saw when they made him their first-round pick in the 2005 draft. He needs to cut down on his strikeouts some (after all, he's a Red -- who in their organization doesn't need to cut down on his strikeouts?) but if he's not already owned in your Ultra League, you should put him near the top of your prospect lists.

2006

Bruce was drafted out of high school in Texas with the number 12 overall pick in the 2005 draft. His power potential is significant, but he needs quite a bit of refining, particularly in managing the strike zone.