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Jay BruceTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: New York Mets MLB Years: 2008-2018
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
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PositionsRF-1348, OF-313, CF-36, 1B-15, LF-11, DH-7Position when DraftedofPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJay Anderson Bruce
Height6-3Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 3,1987 [31.020]PlaceBeaumont,Texas
High SchoolWest Brook (Beaumont,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,800,000Signing ScoutsBrian WilsonService Time9.125 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2006-MLB-#76 ... 2006-CIN-#2 ... 2007-MLB-#14 ... 2007-CIN-#2 ... 2008-MLB-#1 ... 2008-CIN-#1
MLB DebutMay 27,2008 [21.054]
OrganizationsCIN [12] NYN [3] CLE [1] Awards17Awards Voting3-83
TBC Player ID54015Retrosheet IDbrucj001MLBAM ID457803
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Gulf Coast RedsGCLRkcin-of183712229339252546113110202.270.331.500.8316116136.318.230.303.3548.0922.792.823.6824.4048.48
2005Billings MustangsPioRkcin23of18177016182041322112200002.257.358.457.81532681.318.200.357.35813.5827.162.004.9417.5033.33
2005Totals for Rk-Rk         54192455111293868225310204.266.341.484.8259322217.318.218.323.35510.1424.422.414.1521.3343.14
2006Dayton DragonsMidwAcin32of191174446912942516811994410640647.291.355.516.87122963498.345.225.347.3678.8421.292.413.2127.7548.84
2007Sarasota RedsFSLA+cin-of20672684987275114944246720424.325.379.586.96515743298.392.261.351.4068.0522.482.793.6924.3649.43
2007Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin18of2016661022714152182000000.333.405.6521.057431274.429.319.455.44610.8127.032.505.4116.5054.55
2007Louisville BatsILAAAcin-of20501872857122112522154810111.305.358.567.92510625204.357.262.342.3927.3523.533.205.3917.0043.86
2007Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         133521871664682689874713530535.319.375.587.96230680576.384.268.361.4068.1623.442.874.5120.0448.19
2008Louisville BatsILAAAcin32of2149184346795103781124500544.364.393.6301.02311624201.425.266.370.4255.9722.393.754.9818.4035.82
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf21108413631051712152463311040218.254.314.453.76718739452.296.199.274.3337.3024.343.334.6519.6737.14
2009Louisville BatsILAAAcin39rf22518350000202300002.278.350.278.6285020.333.000.222.29410.0015.001.500.000.000.00
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf221013454777152225833387521125.223.303.470.77316239387.221.247.357.3329.8219.381.975.6815.6850.65
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf231485098014323525705458136105512.281.353.493.84625153573.334.212.328.36510.1223.732.344.3620.3637.06
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf241575858415027232978771158512148.256.341.474.81527761664.297.218.340.34910.6923.802.234.8218.2840.67
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf251555608914135534999362155407115.252.327.514.84128874633.283.262.384.3539.7924.492.505.3716.4752.48
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf2616062689164431301097363185205139.262.329.478.80729974696.322.216.323.3449.0526.582.944.3120.8745.12
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf271374937110721118661234414921558.217.281.373.65418440545.269.156.264.2888.0727.343.393.3027.3937.38
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf281575807213135426879558145209810.226.294.434.72825265649.251.208.316.3098.9422.342.504.0122.3149.62
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32rf299737060982262580422783230311.265.318.559.87720753402.279.294.373.3656.7220.653.076.2214.8054.08
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn19rf295016914375081900174310043.219.294.391.6856613187.246.172.272.2909.0922.992.534.2821.1335.14
2005Totals for NL-NL         1475397413527633994244126330714.250.311.506.81727366589.268.256.341.3447.4721.392.865.6016.3348.89
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn19rf30103406611042002975013910210209.256.321.520.84121149448.271.264.357.3538.7122.772.626.4714.0047.12
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle32rf304314921379272610183710102.248.331.477.8087118169.283.229.356.34310.6521.892.064.1421.2948.65
2017Totals for MLB-MLB         14655582141292361011157139203011.254.324.508.83228267617.274.254.357.3509.2422.532.445.8315.4247.52
2018New York MetsNLMLBnynrf31206751360181181600022.194.280.328.60822775.240.134.254.26410.6721.332.001.3367.0053.85
MLB Totals - 11 Season(s)Filter1436527275613072782927884663385361394276396892.248.318.470.78824775855880.283.222.328.0009.1223.712.604.7318.9644.76
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter35813592384181082061245432512734280181122.308.366.551.9177491891512.367.243.350.0008.4022.622.694.0322.2845.22
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter104389651292172162123299610657.332.374.584.95822749425.388.252.350.0006.8222.593.314.9418.5237.98
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter16661022714152182000000.333.405.6521.057431274.429.319.455.00010.8127.032.505.4116.5054.55
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter672684987275114944246720424.325.379.586.96515743298.392.261.351.0008.0522.482.793.6924.3649.43
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1174446912942516811994410640647.291.355.516.87122963498.345.225.347.0008.8421.292.413.2127.7548.84
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter54192455111293868225310204.266.341.484.8259322217.318.218.323.00010.1424.422.414.1521.3343.14
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter1220448165511162382723371861364541196246366276.249.319.470.78921074985001.286.221.328.0009.0823.922.634.6619.2344.62
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17364280154310381021264161202614.240.310.466.77629969710.261.226.324.0009.0122.682.525.3516.8944.81
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4314921379272610183710102.248.331.477.8087118169.283.229.356.00010.6521.892.064.1421.2948.65
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625958514731331957460157314810.248.318.470.78827966663.283.222.328.0009.1223.712.604.7318.9644.76
Average Minor - Per 162 games16261510818949928111191157155408510.308.366.551.91733986684.367.243.350.0008.4022.622.694.0322.2845.22

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2005Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin18OF27--482215250.9621.85------3773.050.0
2005Billings Mustangs PioRkcin18OF14--354214139.9512.79------1782.418.4
2006Dayton Dragons MidwAcin19OF94--188555198193.9752.05------11780.367.1
2007Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin20OF67--154461164158.9632.36------67100.047.9
2007Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin20OF15--271-128281.0001.87------1693.810.7
2007Louisville Bats ILAAAcin20OF50--111632120117.9752.34------50100.034.7
2008Louisville Bats ILAAAcin21OF46--10131-105104.9902.26------4993.931.9
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21RF7864590143593157148.9431.900.25-----10872.248.1
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21CF3535285773218280.9762.290.28-----10832.421.6
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21LF114413---331.0000.270.07-----10810.26.8
2009Louisville Bats ILAAAcin22RF5--10---10101.0002.00------5100.03.5
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22RF98898102001122213211.9912.150.26-----10197.060.5
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23RF1461331199343731353350.9922.400.29-----14898.690.1
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24RF15515113713061041320316.9882.040.23-----15798.795.7
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25RF1541491343297861311305.9811.980.23-----15599.495.1
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26RF16016014383301333346343.9912.140.24-----160100.098.8
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27RF1311281136231852244239.9801.820.21-----13795.680.9
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin271B332614-2-1614.8754.670.54-----1372.21.9
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28RF1501501319300113-314311.9902.070.24-----15795.592.6
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28DH2---------------1571.31.2
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29RF9595838186953200195.9752.050.23-----9797.958.6
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn29RF43433517911-8180.9881.860.23-----5086.026.5
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn29DH1---------------502.00.6
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29DH1---------------971.00.6
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29CF1---------------971.00.6
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn30RF929180019532-200198.9902.150.25-----10389.356.8
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30RF41403405622-6058.9671.410.17-----4395.325.3
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn301B111089766278482.9767.450.92-----10310.76.8
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn30DH2---------------1031.91.2
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle301B1-21---111.0001.000.50-----432.30.6
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30DH1---------------432.30.6
MLB Totals for RF - 10 season(s)-   RF1343129311535266688451627992754.9842.050.24-----13430.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF3635285773218280.9762.220.28-----360.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B15131179164710197.9606.470.83-----150.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF114413---331.0000.270.07-----110.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF96--212942225221.9822.30------960.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF5--10---10101.0002.00------50.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF15--271-128281.0001.87------150.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF67--154461164158.9632.36------670.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF94--188555198193.9752.05------940.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF41--836429389.9572.17------410.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2005Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin18---------27-
2005Billings Mustangs PioRkcin18---------14-
2006Dayton Dragons MidwAcin19---------94-
2007Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin20---------67-
2007Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin20---------15-
2007Louisville Bats ILAAAcin20---------50-
2008Louisville Bats ILAAAcin21---------46-
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin21------113578--
2009Louisville Bats ILAAAcin22--------5--
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin22--------98--
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23--------146--
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24--------155--
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25--------154--
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26--------160--
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27--3-----131--
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28--------150-2
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29-------195-1
2016New York MetsNLMLBnyn29--------43-1
2017New York MetsNLMLBnyn30--11-----92-2
2017Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle30--1-----41-1

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB20815131000010400002.200.200.267.4674115.273.067.0000.0026.670.000.000.0033.33
2008Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB21164231110032011100001.262.279.286.56512143.355.024.0952.3325.5811.000.000.009.09
2009Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB222460318203131242110101.300.348.483.83129566.405.183.2336.0631.825.254.5520.0027.78
2010Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2321537175027412900000.321.345.528.87328755.357.207.3023.6416.364.503.6426.5041.18
2010Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB2338120011002000000.250.400.6251.0255110.143.375.62520.000.000.0010.008.0050.00
2011Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2419498165016114900102.327.370.490.86024654.375.163.2457.4116.672.251.8549.0037.50
2012Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2521551119601100141300002.345.390.509.89928759.439.164.2186.7822.033.251.6955.0036.84
2012Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB25519252014012210000.263.364.526.89010322.250.263.3169.099.091.004.5519.0060.00
2013Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB262256713414101041700100.232.279.554.83331961.250.322.4116.5627.874.256.5614.0069.23
2013Cincinnati RedsWild CardMLB2614010001000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2014Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB271948913511701121200001.271.417.479.89623760.343.208.43820.0020.001.001.6748.0053.85
2015Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28184568203100021500311.178.200.422.62219550.167.244.2894.0030.007.506.0015.0062.50
2016Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB292056121651111336900003.286.355.464.81926762.326.178.2869.6814.521.501.6156.0043.75
2016New York MetsWild CardMLB2913000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2017New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301844491028115900101.205.280.364.64416350.206.159.27310.0018.001.804.0022.0033.33
2017Cleveland IndiansDiv SeriesMLB30518551024002800100.278.333.6671.00012321.333.389.5009.5238.104.009.529.0060.00
2018New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31164241330381021200200.310.326.595.92125646.345.285.3574.3526.096.006.5214.0046.15
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs222565751564032193141146141109114.276.327.469.79626564621.328.193.2807.4122.713.073.3826.9041.03
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 2 yrs27010001000300000.143.143.143.286107.250.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 3 yrs134581230490161010100.267.358.600.95827753.250.333.44411.3218.871.677.5511.2558.33

Awards [17]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005High School All-American - 2nd Team (OF)1
2006Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Lo A Player of the Year ... Midwest League All-Star game MVP ... Midwest League All-Star Team (OF)4
2007Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (OF) ... Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year ... Minor League High-A All-Star Team (OF) ... Minor League Player of the Year (BA) (CIN)4
2010National League Player of the Week (September 27-October 3)1
2011National League Player of the Week (May 23-May 29) ... National League Player of the Week (August 8-August 14) ... NL Player of the Month (May)3
2012National League Player of the Week (April 23-April 29) ... National League Player of the Week (September 3-September 9) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)3
2013NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-01-17RFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($39m) 10--13--13 $3m signing bonus30.289Team Roster on 2018-01-17
2017-11-03RF-1BFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.214  
2017-08-09RF-1BCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Mets to Indians for Ryder Ryan30.128Team Roster on 2017-08-09
2016-11-02RF-1BNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractOption exercised for 2017 ($13m)29.213Team Roster on 2016-11-02
2016-08-01RFNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Reds to Mets for Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell29.120Team Roster on 2016-08-01
2016-04-30RFCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from paternity leave29.027Team Roster on 2016-04-30
2016-04-26RFCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on paternity leave29.023Team Roster on 2016-04-26
2014-08-01RFCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from Bereavement List27.120Team Roster on 2014-08-01
2014-07-29rfCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on Bereavement list27.117Team Roster on 2014-07-29
2014-05-21rfCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.048Team Roster on 2014-05-21
2014-05-06rfCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn meniscus, left knee27.033Team Roster on 2014-05-06
2012-05-05rfCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActive--25.032Team Roster on 2012-05-05
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-09-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-12InjuredDisabled -- Broken right wrist 
2007-12-05ContractSigned by Reds to minor league contract 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2005Cincinnati Reds-181,800,000-------1,800,000Signing Bonus out of 2005 Draft (1st round - 12th overall)
2008Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll21390,000-75346-2,696,252390,0002,190,000
2009Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll22417,500-60221252,746,792400,0002,607,500
2010Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll23440,000-54118402,812,412400,0003,047,500
2011Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll242,791,666-282969++2,722,607414,0005,839,166
2012Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll255,041,666-182680++2,954,887480,00010,880,832
2013Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll267,541,667-129486++3,023,990490,00018,422,499
2014Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2710,041,667-106389++3,256,497500,00028,464,166
2015Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2812,041,6667.12587391++3,571,283507,50040,505,832
2016Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2912,500,0008.12582491++3,498,245507,50053,005,832
2016New York MetsTeam Payroll2912,500,0008.12582491++3,498,245507,50053,005,832
2017New York MetsTeam Payroll3013,000,0009.12583591++3,651,709535,00066,005,8322016-11-02 - Option exercised for 2017 ($13m)
2017Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll3013,000,0009.12583291++3,651,709535,00066,005,8322016-11-02 - Option exercised for 2017 ($13m)
2018New York MetsTeam Payroll3110,000,000-110387++4,360,045545,00076,005,8322018-01-17 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2018-2020 ($39m) 10--13--13 $3m signing bonus
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red