Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.152
 
Career Avg.
.255
Name  Jay Bruce
Born  4/3/1987
Height  6-3
Weight  225
Number  32
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/14/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is a must-sit on Monday night in an unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Bruce is a career .086 hitter (3-for-35) with 16 strikeouts in his matchups against Pirates lefty Wandy Rodriguez. The streaky Bruce is batting .179 this season.
 
4/13/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce had a double and four walks in five plate appearances Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Bruce also scored four runs. He's hitting just .179 this season but he has two homers, eight RBI, nine runs and 11 walks. The 27-year-old is streaky but he's consistently produced at least 30 homers, 97 RBI and 84 runs in each of the last three years.
 
4/8/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is a career .438 hitter with four extra base hits in 16 at-bats versus Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: The outfielder doesn't get as much credit as he should because of a mediocre batting average which sometimes hides the fact that he's been a lock for 30 homers and 95-plus RBI for the past three seasons. Start him Tuesday.
 
10/1/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is hitless in 11 at-bats with six strikeouts against Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: The outfielder has hit 30 homers for the third straight season, scored 80 runs for the fourth straight and reached 100 RBI for the first time in his career in 2013, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
9/28/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce has hit two doubles, a triple and two home runs off Pirates starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Bruce is 6-for-19 (.316) lifetime against Morton, Saturday's scheduled starter. The outfielder has hit 30 homers for the third straight season, scored 80 runs for the fourth straight and reached 100 RBI for the first time in his career in 2013.
 
9/27/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is just 3-for-24 (.125) versus Pittsburgh hurler A.J. Burnett.
Insight: The streaky Bruce has put together another solid season with 30 HR and 107 RBI, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
9/20/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is hitless in eight tries with five strikeouts versus Pittsburgh lefty Francisco Liriano.
Insight: The streaky Bruce is in one of his typical hot streaks with four consecutive multi-hit games and 10 RBI, but this is a tough matchup for him.
 
9/17/2013 12:07:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is hitless in eight tries versus Houston starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: The streaky Bruce may be about to break out of a slump as he's posted two hits in each of the last two games after going 1-for-16 in the previous five contests, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
Cold9/15/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is 1-for-16 (.063) over his last five games but his matchup Sunday works in his favor.
Insight: Bruce has gone 13-for-37 (.351) with two homers against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo. The 26-year-old is one homer away from reaching 30 for the third straight season and seven RBI away from his first 100-RBI campaign.
 
9/10/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is just 1-for-11 with four strikeouts versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Barring a disastrous slump over the final month of the season, Bruce likely will reach 100 RBI for the first time in his career as well as his third straight 30-homer season. Through 143 games, he's hitting .266 with 29 homers and 93 RBI.
 
8/29/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce slammed his 26th homer of the season and drove in five runs Wednesday at St. Louis.
Insight: Barring a disastrous slump over the final month of the season, Bruce likely will reach 100 RBI for the first time in his career as well as his third straight 30-homer season. Through 130 games, he's hitting .270 with 26 homers and 87 RBI.
 
Cold8/25/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce hasn't had a multi-hit game all month, but he has a great matchup Sunday against Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada.
Insight: Bruce is 6-for-14 (.429) with a double and four homers lifetime against Estrada. He's only hitting .192 with two homers in August, but this matchup is too good to avoid.
 
8/17/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is a .406 hitter with a 1.145 OPS and two home runs in 32 at-bats against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: The streaky Bruce is currently in a down cycle, batting .231 over the past two weeks, but this favorable matchup could get him going again. For the season he's batting .270 with 24 HR and 80 RBI.
 
8/16/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is a .417 hitter with a 1.755 OPS and three home runs in 12 at-bats against Milwaukee starter Tom Gorzelanny.
Insight: The streaky Bruce is currently in a down cycle, batting .237 over the past two weeks, but this favorable matchup could get him going again. For the season he's batting .273 with 24 HR and 80 RBI.
 
Cold8/15/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is a .310 hitter with a .941 OPS against Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse, Thursday's scheduled starter against the Reds.
Insight: Bruce is 9-for-29 with three doubles, a triple, a homer and six RBI against Lohse. He's only batting .205 in August, but a matchup with Lohse could get his bat going.
 
8/6/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce hit his 23rd homer of the season Tuesday against Oakland.
Insight: Barring injury, Bruce will reach 30 home runs for the third straight season. He already has 157 in his career and is just 26 years old. While Bruce's K rate is up and his walk rate is down from last year, his average is also up 22 points due to a 56-point BABIP spike caused by a career-high 26.5 percent line-drive rate.
 
7/25/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is 2-for-19 (.105) with six strikeouts versus Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: The streaky Bruce appears to be ready to explode as he's 7-for-15 over the past four games. That might mitigate this poor matchup.
 
7/19/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce is hitless in six at-bats versus Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Combined with Joey Votto's 1-for-6 record versus Liriano and the left-handed part of the Reds lineup is likely to struggle on Friday. Bruce is having a solid season to date, batting .277 with 19 HR and 66 RBI and has historically been a better second-half hitter, but this is a matchup to avoid.
 
7/14/2013 9:04:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce smashed three hits Sunday in a win over the Braves.
Insight: Two of the three hits went for extra bases including his 19th home run of the season in the third inning. Bruce will finish the first half with 66 RBI and a .277 batting average. His .507 slugging percentage is good for tenth-best in the National League.
 
7/12/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is 0-for-6 with four strikeouts against Braves starter Kris Medlen.
Insight: Bruce usually hits right-handers better than left-handers, but not in this case. he's had a solid season to date, batting .272 with 18 HR and 63 RBI, but this is a matchup to avoid.