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9 Jay Bruce LF

Philadelphia Phillies

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%2%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
31026.21659431
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018NYM943193171937417523.310.370.223
2019PHI9831043672659198210.261.523.216

Player Updates

June 26, 2020 10:52 AM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Should be primary designated hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce is expected to be the Phillies' primary designated hitter, at least against righties, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Bruce appeared in 98 games for the Mariners and Phillies last season, producing a rather lopsided .216/.261/.523 slash line, good for a 98 wRC+. Elbow issues limited him to pinch-hit duty late last season, and while he was able to play the field in spring training, the Phillies probably wouldn't mind using him primarily at the plate given his age (33). He'll likely fill the DH role against most righties, though the Phillies could also use the spot to give some of their regulars the chance to rest their legs.

March 9, 2020 06:20 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Likely Opening Day starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce is expected to start in left field on Opening Day, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies haven't officially confirmed their plans, but manager Joe Girardi hinted Monday that Bruce would start. He's still working his way back from an elbow injury he suffered last summer, but he played the field for the first time this spring Sunday, starting at first base. Per Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer, he's expected to play outfield later in the week. Until Andrew McCutchen returns from his knee injury, Bruce should start most games against righties.

March 8, 2020 11:20 AM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Back in field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (elbow) will start at first base and bat third in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Bruce is slated to play the field for the first time this spring after the Phillies deployed him as a designated hitter in each of his prior five appearances during the Grapefruit League schedule. The 32-year-old is projected to see most of his action in the corner outfield this season, but the fact that he's handling any kind of defensive role Sunday suggests the Phillies are feeling more confident in his health after he battled a flexor strain in his throwing elbow late in 2019.

March 6, 2020 10:28 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Serving as DH on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (elbow) will serve as the designated hitter in Friday's spring game against the Tigers, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.

Bruce still has not played a defensive position in a game this spring, but he will DH on Friday for the fifth time. While he has been brought along slowly after dealing with a flexor injury for the last couple months of last season, he should still be ready to go -- at least to hit -- when Opening Day rolls around.

February 29, 2020 07:48 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Remains restricted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (elbow) is close to fully healthy but is still on a restricted throwing program after injuring his flexor tendon last summer, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Bruce has been able to throw from up to 150 feet, so it doesn't sound as though he's heavily restricted. He's been able to hit in Grapefruit league games, going 2-for-7 with a pair of doubles so far. Assuming he's cleared to play outfield by Opening Day, he lines up to fill an expanded role early in the season with Andrew McCutchen (knee) expected to open the year on the injured list. Bruce likely will fill the large side of a platoon in left field until McCutchen returns.

September 28, 2019 05:32 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Only available in emergency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (elbow) is only available to hit in an emergency Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Bruce returned from a flexor strain at the start of September but hasn't been able to take the field all month. He's been quite poor at the plate, going 2-for-25, though both of hits did at least clear the fence. He's probably played his last game of the season, giving him a lopsided .216/.261/.523 season slash line and 26 homers in just 333 plate appearances.

September 22, 2019 07:16 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Goes yard Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Indians.

Bruce took James Hoyt deep in the fifth inning to record his 26th home run of the season. However, he has struggled to find playing time since returning from injury early in September, and he's drawn starts in the team's last two games only due to the addition of a designated hitter.

September 20, 2019 03:20 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (arm) will serve as the Phillies' designated hitter in Friday's game against the Indians.

Bruce's arm injury has prevented him from starting any games since Aug. 8, but with Friday's game coming in Cleveland and a designated hitter spot available, manager Gabe Kapler decided to get him in the lineup. Bruce will hit out of the cleanup spot against Indians starter Shane Bieber.

September 19, 2019 09:52 AM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Still out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (arm) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Braves, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

It's been over a month since Bruce was in the starting lineup as he has been dealing with a flexor strain. He is 1-for-11 with a home run in 11 pinch-hit opportunities over that span.

September 10, 2019 05:28 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (arm) has resumed playing catch, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Bruce returned from a flexor strain at the start of September, but to this point he'd only been cleared to hit and not throw, so he's been limited to pinch-hit duty. He should have a chance to return to the starting lineup soon now that he's resumed throwing.

September 1, 2019 04:44 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies reinstated Bruce (arm) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.

Bruce last appeared for the Phillies on Aug. 8 before landing on the IL with a flexor strain in his left arm. The veteran was able to complete two rehab games at Double-A Reading over the weekend prior to being reinstated, going hitless in eight at-bats. Though Bruce had occupied a strong-side platoon role prior to being shut down, he may have to settle for more limited at-bats with the hot-hitting Corey Dickerson seemingly establishing himself as the Phillies' preferred option in left field.

August 26, 2019 04:20 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Rehab beginning Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (arm) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Reading on Friday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Bruce has been out since early August with a flexor strain. He's expected to appear in just two rehab games before rejoining the Phillies on Saturday. He's still only been cleared to hit and not to throw, though, so he'll be just a bat off the bench when he first returns.

August 9, 2019 09:20 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Heads back to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a flexor strain in his left arm, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Bruce reportedly suffered the injury on a throw in the third inning of Thursday's matchup, so the Phillies will place him right back on the shelf just one day after he'd returned from an oblique strain. He's not expected to throw for the next two weeks, per Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic. Adam Haseley was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.

August 9, 2019 11:56 AM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Hitless in return to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a loss to San Francisco on Thursday.

Bruce missed 19 games with a right oblique strain before returning to the lineup in a loss that saw the Phillies manage only one hit. The 32-year-old has batted .228 with 24 home runs and 57 RBI in 285 at-bats between Philadelphia and Seattle this season.

August 8, 2019 05:52 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Returns from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports. He's starting in left field and hitting fifth against the Giants.

Bruce wound up spending a little more than three weeks on the shelf with a right oblique strain. Prior to landing on the IL, the veteran outfielder posted a .256/.273/.564 slash line with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 33 games with the Phillies. Bruce could cede some starts to Corey Dickerson, who was acquired from the Pirates prior to the trade deadline, though he should still see his fair share of opportunities now that he's healthy. Adam Haseley was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.

August 5, 2019 09:48 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Expected back over weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (oblique) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list sometime during Philadelphia's weekend series with San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 8 to Aug. 11, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Bruce has been sidelined with an oblique strain since July 17, but he's eyeing a return from the shelf over the weekend. He may embark on a brief rehab stint prior to returning, though the Phillies haven't announced the next step in his recovery process just yet.

July 26, 2019 08:20 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Nearing return to Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce (oblique) could rejoin the Phillies in 7-to-10 days, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Bruce landed on the injured list with a right oblique strain July 17 and looks as though he could be activated after about three weeks on the shelf. It remains unclear whether the 32-year-old will require a rehab stint, but he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. Adam Haseley and Nick Williams figure to continue splitting time in left field during his absence.

July 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Bruce left Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with the injury and will sit for at least 10 more days. According to Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the issue isn't thought to be overly serious and Bruce is optimistic he'll be ready to return after a brief stay on the shelf. Nick Williams was recalled in a corresponding move, though Roman Quinn and Adam Haseley could be the ones to claim most of Bruce's at-bats.

July 16, 2019 09:16 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Suffers oblique strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce was removed from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with a right oblique strain, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

Bruce sustained the injury during a check swing and was unable to finish his at-bat. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the fact the team is already announcing it as a strain is hardly a good sign. Roman Quinn has taken over in left field for the veteran slugger.

July 16, 2019 08:16 PM
Phillies' Jay Bruce: Leaves Tuesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bruce was removed from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent oblique injury, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Bruce sustained the injury on a check swing and exited the contest in the middle of his at-bat. The specifics of the issue should come into focus as the 32-year-old is further evaluated.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Miami1710 .056 .118 .059
vs Alcantara (Career)9000.1000
vs RHP2395220 .252 .527 .218
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020PHI0000000000------------
2019PHI9831043672659198210.216.261.5230.784
2018NYM943193171937417523.223.310.3700.680
2017CLE14655582141361015713911.254.324.5080.832
2016NYM1475397413533994412642.251.309.5060.816
2015CIN1575807213126875814595.226.294.4340.729
2014CIN13749371107186644149123.217.281.3730.654
2013CIN16062689164301096318573.262.329.4780.807
2012CIN1555608914134996215593.252.327.5140.841
2011CIN1575858415032977115887.256.341.4730.814
2010CIN1485098014325705813654.281.352.4930.846
2009CIN10134547772258387533.223.303.4700.773
2008CIN1084136310521523311046.254.314.4530.767
Total16085834825143231293458815356540.245.315.4690.784
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020PHI000000000
2019PHI9817016230105
2018NYM9418111810043
2017CLE146292282302011
2016NYM147276273303714
2015CIN157354252902810
2014CIN13721118451258
2013CIN160431299502139
2012CIN155355288704115
2011CIN157272277215148
2010CIN148235251501512
2009CIN10115216211225
2008CIN10817118720418
Total1608307302735463287098
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2005R-Reds37122293392525113146.271.331.500
2005R-Billings1770161820413112222.257.358.457
2006A-Dayton11744469129425168144106199.290.355.516
2007AAA-Louisville5018728571221125154822.305.358.567
2007AA-Chattanooga166610227141582021.333.405.651
2007A-Sarasota6726849872751149246744.325.379.586
2008AAA-Louisville491843467951037124581.364.393.630
2009AAA-Louisville5183500002320.278.350.278
2018AFA-St. Lucie Mets7253910122600.360.407.520
2019AAX-Reading Fightin Phil28000000--400.000.000.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
4/3/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Philadelphia Phillies
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2007: Minor League Player of the Year