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32 Jay Bruce RF

Cincinnati Reds

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
90%71%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
49318.217667112
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CIN13749371107186644149123.281.373.217

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Infield shifts have become an issue for players like Reds' Bruce
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not going to use infield shifts as an excuse for his low batting average, but he admits it does play a factor, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"That's definitely taken some hits away from me," Bruce said. "I don't use it as an excuse. But the bottom line is it takes hits away. You smoke a ball up the middle and you think it's a hit. But the shortstop is playing right behind second base.

"It's definitely cut down on average. You look at a player like Mark Teixiera. He was a .300, .280 hitter. You put the shift on him. He's a guy who drives the ball, pull hitter. He uses the other side of the field some. But guys like that are hitting in the .250s."

Bruce added that beating the shift is difficult. 

"Everyone's like, 'Hit a ground ball to shortstop or hit one down the line.' Like you can do whatever you want." he said. "A lot of times, pitchers pitch to the shift. And shifts are getting more sophisticated. In New York, (shortstop Derek) Jeter was playing third, in on the grass. So you can't bunt. Ideally, you want to get a hit. It's hard to do."

Reds hitting coach Don Long said eventually hitters will be taught in the minors to beat the shift.

"Not everybody's going to be the perfect hitter and be able to do everything," he said. "But I think you're going to find guys who want to have the ability to hit to both sides of the field."

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Reds' Price indicates OF Jay Bruce is past 2014 knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce missed a few weeks in May last season due to knee surgery. The injury and time off were likely contributors to the 27-year-old outfielder having one of the worst seasons of his career.

Well, according to manager Bryan Price, you probably won't get much out of Bruce if you ask him how is left knee is doing these days

"I think he's prefer not to be asked about his knee," Price said, per the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It was a part of 2014 and will not be a part of 2015."

Bruce hit .217 with 18 home runs, 21 doubles and 66 RBI in 137 games in 2014.

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Reds OF Bruce OK with trade talk, but wants to stick around
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Reds slugger Jay Bruce has spoken to general manager Walt Jocketty and is OK with the trade rumors that have been swirling around him. But he would prefer to remain in Cincinnati.

"You learn not to be surprised by anything," he told MLB.com. "Also, it's all talk until it's not. That's something you can't think too much about, honestly. Walt and I have spoken, and he just said nothing but great things. I'm very happy to be here and I wnat to be a Cincinnati Red. I don't want to go anywhere. But they have to do their due diligence and I don't blame them for doing that. We're trying to be the best team we can be."

Bruce slumped in 2014 to the tune of a .217/.281/.373 stat line with 18 home runs in 137 games. He also required arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in May, but that cost him only two weeks.

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Report: Blue Jays looking at Jay Bruce
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays are considering trading for Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, according to FoxSports.com.

The team is searching for a left-handed hitter, and Bruce hits the bill. Bruce will make a little over $12 million in both 2015 and 2016. He was a $13 million club option for 2017. 

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Report: Reds considering dealing high-priced veterans
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Reds are considering lowering their payroll by trading top position players, including slugging outfielder Jay Bruce, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The team has made no secret of its desire to give up one of its starting pitchers, including premier talents such as Johnny Cueto and Mat Latos. But the Reds are also discussing possible swaps involving two-time All-Star right fielder Jay Bruce, major league sources have told Rosenthal.

The Reds have $75.5 million committed in 2015 and could try to vault back into playoff contention behind a healthy Joey Votto and Bruce. But it might not be a viable financial option. They spent $114 million on payroll last year and are projected to be at $120 million next season. Trading Bruce and one starting pitcher would reduce that figure significantly - Bruce alone will be owed $12 million.

One problem with that tactic is that the Reds would be trading an undervalued Bruce coming off a poor season in which he batted .217 with 18 home runs. However, the power-desperate Padres are reportedly inteterested in obtaining Bruce.

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Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 14 5 47.13
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Pittsburgh60100 .227 .200 .167
vs Cole (Career)2000.3330
vs RHP3728712 .301 .384 .234
Last 7 Games
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008CIN1084136310521523311046 .314 .453 .254
2009CIN10134547772258387533 .303 .470 .223
2010CIN1485098014325705813654 .353 .493 .281
2011CIN1575858415032977115887 .341 .474 .256
2012CIN1555608914134996215593 .327 .514 .252
2013CIN16062689164301096318573 .329 .478 .262
2014CIN13749371107186644149123 .281 .373 .217
Total 96635315238871825513699684829 .323 .467 .251
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008CINOF1051032422238114 .955
2009CINOF98892132001122 .991
2010CINOF146133353343731 .992
2011CINOF1551513203061041 .988
2012CINOF154149311297861 .981
2013CINOF1601603463301333 .991
2014CIN1B331614020 .875
2014CINOF131128244231852 .980
Total  95191620451944653614 .982
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008CIN17118720418
2009CIN15216211225
2010CIN235251501512
2011CIN272277215148
2012CIN355288704115
2013CIN431299502139
2014CIN21118451258
Total 181171648273205155
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010CIN3812112000 .400 .625 .250
2012CIN51925142201 .364 .526 .263
2013CIN1401010200 .250 .250 .250
Total 93138264401 .361 .516 .258
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 R-Reds37122293392525113146 .331 .500 .270
2005 R-Billings1770161820413112222 .358 .457 .257
2006 A-Dayton11744469129425168144106199 .355 .516 .291
2007AAA-Louisville5018728571221125154822 .358 .567 .305
2007 AA-Chattanooga166610227141582021 .405 .652 .333
2007 A-Sarasota6726849872751149246744 .379 .586 .325
2008AAA-Louisville491843467951037124581 .393 .630 .364
2009AAA-Louisville5183500002320 .350 .278 .278
Total 358135923841810820612451273424325 .366 .551 .308
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/217
Birthdate:
4/3/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
7
Awards:

2007: Minor League Player of the Year
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