|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||33.00||.255||102.00||89.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||3||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Gallardo (Career)||37||13||2|| .595||.400||.351|
|vs RHP||29||4||1|| .333|| .310|| .138|
|04/15/2014||LaTroy Hawkins, RP COL|
Chase Headley, 3B SD
A.J. Burnett, SP PHI
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Robert Stephenson, SP CIN|
Kyle Crick, RP SF
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Pierce Johnson, RP CHC
|04/15/2014||Desmond Jennings, CF TB|
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|Taijuan Walker, SP SEA|
Justin Upton, LF ATL
Yasiel Puig, RF LAD
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
|04/15/2014||Manny Machado, 3B BAL|
Bartolo Colon, SP NYM
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
|R.A. Dickey, SP TOR|
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS
Ben Revere, CF PHI
|Last 10 Games|
|Jay Bruce reaches five times Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce reached base five times Sunday against the Rays.
Bruce went just 1 for 1 at the plate, but managed to draw four walks. The Reds offense broke out, which led to Bruce scoring four runs during the game. While he's hitting just .179 to open the year, he was able to raise in on-base percentage to .353 after the contest.
|Jay Bruce goes hitless vs. Rays Friday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce went 0 for 3 in his team's 2-1 loss to the Rays Friday.
Bruce continued to show an excellent batting eye in the loss, drawing his fifth walk in the last five games despite the hitless effort. His seven walks have helped to mitigate a slow start at the plate. Bruce has hit .172/.302/.400 with two home runs and eight RBI in 35 at-bats.
|Jay Bruce snaps out of early funk with first home run |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/3/14) Reds outfielder Jay Bruce launched his first home run of the season during Thursday's contest against the Cardinals.
Bruce, who was held without a hit in his previous seven at-bats, took Lance Lynn deep for a two-run shot in the opening frame. He drew a walk in the third and singled in the seventh. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 7-6 defeat. He is hitting .182 (2 for 11) in three games.
|Reds to use Jay Bruce in cleanup spot at times in 2014 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/26/14) Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday outfielder Jay Bruce will hit cleanup at times in 2014, especially against right-handed pitchers, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bruce had good success as a cleanup hitter in 2013, batting .280 with a .407 on-base percentage, .505 slugging percentage and .912 OPS in 25 games. He had five home runs, six doubles and 23 RBI.
|Because Jay Bruce is just now turning 27, some Fantasy owners continue to hold out hope that he'll take another step forward and meet all the expectations heaped on him as the top prospect in baseball way back in 2008. But thanks to a poor second half in which he hit only .239, he actually went the other direction last year, striking out 185 times with his worst OPS in four years. Even if that's an indication his production has leveled off, he's not so bad the way he is, having hit 30-plus home runs in three straight seasons. It's just that his escalating strikeout rate, like so many young sluggers before him, limits his batting average to the .250-.260 range. Bruce's age gives him a slight boost among outfielders of similar productivity, such as Matt Holliday and Hunter Pence, but most likely, he's not a first-rounder waiting to happen.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/22/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|4/16/14||PIT||12:35 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|4/18/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|4/19/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Carlos Villanueva|
|4/20/14||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|4/21/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|4/22/14||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Edinson Volquez|