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19 Jay Bruce RF

New York Mets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%69%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
53933.25099744
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015CIN1575807213126875814595.294.434.226
2016NYM1475397413533994412642.309.506.250

Player Updates

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Mets' Jay Bruce: Begins taking grounders at first base Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce took part in fielding drills at first base Sunday, The New York Daily News reports.

Neil Walker and T.J. Rivera also saw some work at first over the weekend, as Lucas Duda's continuing back issues put pressure on the organization to come up with contingency plans in case Duda isn't ready for Opening Day. Bruce played three games at first in 2014 for the Reds, so the position isn't completely unfamiliar to him, and with Michael Conforto off to a red-hot start at the plate this spring, finding room in the infield for Bruce could help the Mets clear up their outfield logjam. The 29-year-old is still expected to see most of his action during the regular season in right field, however -- assuming the front office isn't able to trade him before then.

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Mets' Jay Bruce: Will see work at first base this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce is expected to get some reps at first base this spring, the New York Post reports. "Just because Lucas has had some injury issues, I think we've probably got to have Jay do some work over there," Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday. "Not push it on him, because he still is going to play the outfield. But we have just got to make sure we have another option there, especially if something happens to Lucas where we've got a left-handed bat that can go over there."

Wilmer Flores is available to platoon for Duda against left-handed pitching, but if Duda's back issues take him out of the lineup again for a significant length of time, the Mets might prefer to put Bruce at first base and open up an outfield spot for Michael Conforto. This doesn't alter Bruce's fantasy value much, but it does underscore that the team is committed to keeping his bat in the lineup if they can't find a way to unload his contract before Opening Day.

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Mets' Jay Bruce: Opening 2017 as starting right fielder
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bruce was notified by the Mets that they anticipate him opening the 2017 season as the team's starting right fielder, the NY Post's Ken Davidoff reports.

New York exercised the $13 million option on his 2017 contract in early November as a hedge in case Yoenis Cespedes didn't return. Cespedes signed a four-year, $110 million at the end of that month making Bruce expendable due to the other right field options on the team. Since then, the Mets have tried to find a taker for Bruce to no avail, either because of the type of bullpen arm they want back or unwillingness to eat salary. Even with the free agent market softening, no deal looks to be on the horizon involving Bruce. Because of that, he will head to spring training as the starting right fielder with Cespedes in left, Curtis Granderson in center and Juan Lagares plus Michael Conforto as bench bats. In addition, Bruce and Conforto may be tried out at first base in spring training as Lucas Duda is returning from his back injury, while Bruce could be traded this spring if a deal materializes.

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Mets' Jay Bruce: Option picked up by Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mets informed Bruce on Thursday that they will exercise the $13 million option on his contract for the 2017 season, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

Bruce had his share of struggles after being acquired by the Mets at the trade deadline, but his salary is reasonable for a player with his power, so the Mets decided to bring him back for another year. Bruce figures to be the regular right fielder for the Mets in 2017 and should occupy a spot in the middle of the batting order.

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Mets' Jay Bruce: Blasts 33rd homer of season versus Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Bruce went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a solo homer in Friday's 5-1 victory over the Phillies.

The veteran slugger was virtually the entire Mets offense on the night, driving in Yoenis Cespedes twice and blasting a solo shot to left in the seventh. Bruce has rebounded from an extended slump to forge a six-game hitting streak in which he's 10-for-20 with four homers (including one in each of the last three games), eight RBI and six runs. Friday's production also leaves him just one RBI short of the second 100-RBI season of his career.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Francisco3774 .231 .595 .189
vs Eickhoff (Career)000000
vs RHP38110027 .326 .546 .262
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/26@MIA4010000
9/27@MIA5121200
9/28@MIA2111220
9/30@PHI4131300
10/1@PHI3010010
10/2@PHI2010000
10/5SF3000000
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2015CIN1575807213126875814595 .294 .434 .226
2016CIN-NYM1475397413533994412642 .309 .506 .250
Total 12704650669115324173747112396136 .318 .467 .248
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008CINOF1051032422238114 .955
2009CINOF98892132001122 .991
2010CINOF146133353343731 .992
2011CINOF1551513203061041 .988
2012CINOF154149311297861 .981
2013CINOF1601603463301333 .991
2014CIN1B331614020 .875
2014CINOF131128244231852 .980
2015CINOF1501503143001130 .990
2016CIN-NYMOF1381382812651063 .979
Total  1239120426402509864517 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008CIN17118720418
2009CIN15216211225
2010CIN235251501512
2011CIN272277215148
2012CIN355288704115
2013CIN431299502139
2014CIN21118451258
2015CIN354252902810
2016CIN-NYM276273303714
Total 243272173393256679
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010CIN3812112000 .400 .625 .250
2012CIN51925142201 .364 .526 .263
2013CIN1401010200 .250 .250 .250
2016NYM1300000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 103438264501 .333 .471 .235
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:
6-3/227
Birthdate:
4/3/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
9
Awards:

2007: Minor League Player of the Year