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
    .271
  • HR
    25
  • RBI
    79
  • R
    59


Player Notes
Reds president Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he hasn't received a great offer for Jay Bruce.

Advice: "Clubs inquire about certain players, but they never want to trade you anything," Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So what’s the point? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff." We'd expect those offers to improve over the next couple of days as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. Bruce, 29, boasts an .895 OPS with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games this season for Cincinnati. He carries a $13 million team option for 2017.

More: Cincinnati Enquirer

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Advice: Trade rumors have been bubbling around Bruce's name of late, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reporting that the Reds have been pushing dialogues with interested parties as they look to throw in the towel on the 2016 season. For the time being, though, Bruce still plies his trade with the Reds. And he still plies it well. Against the Giants, the slugger rocked a solo home run off Madison Bumgarner to lead off the seventh inning. The bomb snapped a 1-1 tie and stood as the difference in the 2-1 final. Bruce's trade value probably can't get much higher at this point. He is slashing a beautiful .271/.323/.572 with 25 homers and 79 RBI across 362 at-bats. The 29-year-old outfielder has launched home runs in five consecutive games and has homered seven times in his last 10 contests. That is how you increase your trade value.

Wed, Jul 27 Rotoworld
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners have "reached out" to the Reds regarding Jay Bruce.

Advice: Crasnick reported on Tuesday that discussions regarding a Bruce trade have been picking up steam of late, with at least four teams showing legitimate interest in the slugger. This season, Bruce is hitting a stellar .271/.324/.567 with 24 homers and 78 RBI over 358 at-bats.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Wed, Jul 27 Rotoworld
According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Reds have "picked up the pace on Jay Bruce trade discussions."

Advice: Crasnick says the Reds are talking to at least four teams and seeking a top prospect in return. Bruce has revitalized his market value this season, boasting an .889 OPS with 23 home runs and 77 RBI in 93 games. The 29-year-old corner outfielder is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the 2016 World Series.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Tue, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers off Jake Peavy to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

Advice: One last hurrah for Bruce in a Reds uniform? It was his third two-homer game of the season, the others coming on April 7 and May 18. He's tied with teammate Adam Duvall for fifth place in the NL with 23 homers.

Mon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, four RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-8 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Advice: Bruce came through with an RBI single in the third inning for his first RBI. The other three would come when he slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth with nobody out. That shot drew the Reds to within 9-8. They failed to scrape together a run to tie it up, though, falling to 38-60 in the process. That is through no fault of Mr. Jay Bruce, who is slashing a stellar .269/.324/.547 with 21 homers and 73 RBI over 349 at-bats.

Sun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run to lead the Reds to a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Advice: The blast gave him 20 for the season with 69 RBI. He also doubled tonight. His .859 OPS is a nice gift for his owners after his sub-par 2014 and 2015 seasons. Bruce is highly likely to be traded in the next 10 days, but tonight he remained a key member of the team that drafted him in the first round in 2005.

Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball.com reports that the Indians, Rangers, Dodgers, and Blue Jays have interest in Jay Bruce.

Advice: Heyman adds that the Nationals are "also on the periphery" of the market for Bruce, saying that "perhaps no outfielder is drawing as much interest" as the Red. Bruce was nearly traded to the Blue Jays over the winter, but that deal fell through due to a medical issue involving one of the players. Assuming he's traded, the team that acquires Bruce would have a $13 million option on him for next season.

More: TodaysKnuckleball.com

Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld

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Home Score Away

Friday, July 29

Head-to-head vs. San Diego

Head-to-head vs. San Diego
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. SD 43 169 25 41 10 1 10 32 16 39 2 0 .243 .308 .491 .799
Away (this year) 45 176 30 51 15 4 11 36 11 33 0 1 .290 .333 .608 .941
Night (this year) 60 232 33 56 16 5 13 46 14 49 2 1 .241 .289 .522 .811
Last game vs. SD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Career vs. Edwin Jackson 23 6 3 0 0 3 3 7 1 0 .261 .346 .391 .737
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
Jul 27 @SF W 2-1 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .271 .323 .572 .895
Jul 26 @SF L 7-9 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .271 .324 .567 .891
Jul 25 @SF W 7-5 4 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 .272 .326 .564 .889
Jul 24 ARI L 8-9 4 3 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 .269 .324 .547 .871
Jul 23 ARI W 6-1 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 .267 .320 .539 .859
Jul 22 ARI W 6-2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .264 .318 .528 .846
Jul 20 ATL W 6-3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .263 .314 .530 .844
Jul 19 ATL L 4-5 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .263 .315 .533 .848
Jul 18 ATL W 8-2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .317 .529 .845
Jul 17 MIL W 1-0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .317 .532 .850
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 157 580 72 131 35 4 26 87 58 145 9 5 .226 .294 .434 .729
2016 CIN 95 362 59 98 22 6 25 79 27 82 4 2 .271 .323 .572 .895
Totals 1218 4473 654 1116 238 27 233 717 454 1195 61 36 .250 .320 .471 .791
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 150 RF 150 1319 300 314 11 3 0 .990
2016 CIN 93 RF 93 820 184 198 9 5 3 .975
Totals 1214 LF 1159 10381 2428 2557 85 44 17 .983