Jay Bruce

#32, RF, Cincinnati
Jay Bruce
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    227
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    April 3, 1987
  • Birth Place:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2005 1ˢᵗ round (12ᵗʰ pick) by the Cincinnati Reds
  • AVG
    .260
  • HR
    17
  • RBI
    60
  • R
    43


Player Notes
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that trade talks between the Mets and Reds involving Jay Bruce "may have lost momentum."

Advice: It had been looking like earlier Friday that the deal was close to the finish line, but Crasnick is saying the Reds are "having second thoughts about the Mets' trade package." It's unclear at this point how likely it is that talks will pick back up. The Mets are looking at other outfielders in addition to Bruce.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets and Reds are "pretty far along" on a trade involving Jay Bruce.

Advice: Rubin says the two clubs are reviewing medicals on all the players involved, so it sounds like something could be completed soon. Acquiring Bruce means the Mets would move Curtis Granderson to center field and Juan Lagares to the bench. Bruce is under team control through 2017.

More: Adam Rubin on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets "worked into the night" to acquire Jay Bruce from the Reds.

Advice: Rosenthal adds that the "expectation among many in the industry" is that they'll get a deal done. The Reds reportedly have interest in Zack Wheeler, who had been expected to go to the Brewers in the Carlos Gomez trade that fell apart. Bruce is under team control through 2017 at a relatively reasonable rate.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets are attempting to acquire Jay Bruce from the Reds.

Advice: The Reds reportedly have interest in Zack Wheeler, though there would likely have to be other pieces involved to make a deal work. The Mets remain in the market for an outfielder and are also believed to have varying levels of interest in Gerardo Parra, Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes and Will Venable.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce hit his 17th homer Wednesday to score the only run in the Reds' 1-0 defeat of the Cardinals.

Advice: Randal Grichuk had a play on the homer in center, but couldn't quite get there. Bruce has overcome a tough start to hit .288 with 10 homers and 33 RBI in 184 at-bats since the beginning of June. He should bring back a couple of nice pieces if the Reds decide to move him.

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets "have their sights clearly on a big bat."

Advice: Heyman lists Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce as possibilities that they're considering. He adds that the Reds at one point were showing interest in Zack Wheeler (elbow) in a potential trade for Bruce. It was Heyman who reported over the weekend that the Mets were unwilling to meet the Padres' asking price for Upton, but it sounds like the two sides haven't given up on getting something done.

More: CBSSports.com

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce had an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

Advice: Bruce was held in check by Cards starter Jaime Garcia, but he got in the action with a run-scoring single against reliever Miguel Socolovich in the ninth. Bruce finished 1-for-4 on the evening. He's somewhat quietly put together a nice stretch recently that has his line up to a respectable .257/.342/.480 with 16 homers and 55 RBI. That resurgence has his trade value up, too, as the deadline approaches.

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are still searching for a left-handed hitting outfielder.

Advice: They picked up Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday, but he's viewed as a depth guy that will start some versus lefties. Heyman lists Jay Bruce, David Murphy and Ben Revere as players that the Angels have been interested in. They've also been connected to Gerardo Parra.

More: Jon Heyman on Twitter

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Reds lost a slugfest to the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday.

Advice: He also singled and doubled in the ballgame, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and four RBI. He's drawing considerable trade interest from many clubs and there's a very strong chance that he'll be donning a new uniform before the end of the week. He has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now slashing .258/.341/.484 with 16 homers and 53 RBI.

Sun, Jul 26 Rotoworld
MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets are scouting Jay Bruce "heavily."

Advice: He's not the only player the club is considering, though, as Newsday's Marc Carig reports that they're also in on Yoenis Cespedes, provided that the Tigers become sellers. The Mets have also been connected to Justin Upton and haven't totally given up hope on Troy Tulowitzki. Bruce is under contract through the 2017 campaign.

More: Anthony DiComo on Twitter

Sun, Jul 26 Rotoworld

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Tuesday, August 4

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis

Head-to-head vs. St. Louis
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. StL 116 431 51 99 14 4 18 61 38 110 1 3 .230 .291 .406 .697
Home (this year) 47 172 25 47 15 0 11 36 21 44 3 2 .273 .348 .552 .901
Night (this year) 67 241 29 61 19 3 9 39 30 63 4 4 .253 .335 .469 .803
Last game vs. StL 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Career vs. John Lackey 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .231 .231 .462 .692
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug 1 Pit W 4-3 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .260 .342 .492 .834
Jul 30 Pit W 15-5 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .257 .341 .486 .827
Jul 29 @StL W 1-0 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .257 .341 .486 .826
Jul 28 @StL W 4-0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .257 .342 .480 .821
Jul 27 @StL L 1-4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .257 .343 .482 .825
Jul 26 @Col L 7-17 5 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 .258 .341 .484 .825
Jul 25 @Col W 5-2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .338 .470 .808
Jul 24 @Col L 5-6 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .336 .470 .806
Jul 22 ChC L 5-6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .251 .338 .471 .808
Jul 21 ChC L 4-5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .255 .342 .478 .820
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 Cin 108 413 63 105 17 1 21 52 33 110 4 6 .254 .314 .453 .767
2009 Cin 101 345 47 77 15 2 22 58 38 75 3 3 .223 .303 .470 .773
2010 Cin 148 509 80 143 23 5 25 70 58 136 5 4 .281 .353 .493 .846
2011 Cin 157 585 84 150 27 2 32 97 71 158 8 7 .256 .341 .474 .814
2012 Cin 155 560 89 141 35 5 34 99 62 155 9 3 .252 .327 .514 .841
2013 Cin 160 626 89 164 43 1 30 109 63 185 7 3 .262 .329 .478 .807
2014 Cin 137 493 71 107 21 1 18 66 44 149 12 3 .217 .281 .373 .654
2015 Cin 98 354 43 92 25 3 17 60 45 87 6 5 .260 .342 .492 .834
Totals 1064 3885 566 979 206 20 199 611 414 1055 54 34 .252 .325 .469 .794
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2008 Cin 78 RF 64 590 143 157 5 9 3 .943
2008 Cin 35 CF 35 285 77 82 3 2 1 .976
2008 Cin 11 LF 4 41 3 3 0 0 0 1.000
2009 Cin 98 RF 89 810 200 213 11 2 2 .991
2010 Cin 146 RF 133 1199 343 353 7 3 1 .992
2011 Cin 155 RF 151 1371 306 320 10 4 1 .988
2012 Cin 154 RF 149 1343 297 311 8 6 1 .981
2013 Cin 160 RF 160 1438 330 346 13 3 3 .991
2014 Cin 131 RF 128 1136 231 244 8 5 2 .980
2014 Cin 3 1B 3 26 14 16 0 2 0 .875
2015 Cin 94 RF 94 826 189 195 5 1 0 .995
Totals 1065 LF 1010 9067 2133 2240 70 37 14 .983