Jay Bruce

Jay Allen Bruce (twitter: @JayABruce)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: April 3, 1987 in Beaumont, TX
High School: West Brook HS (Beaumont, TX)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 10, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 27, 2008 (Age 21)
Team: Reds 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 6 yrs/$51M (11-16) & 17 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 5.125, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Matt Sosnick [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 21 CIN NL 108 452 413 63 105 17 1 21 52 4 6 33 110 .254 .314 .453 .767 97 187 8 4 0 2 1 987 RoY-5
2009 22 CIN NL 101 387 345 47 77 15 2 22 58 3 3 38 75 .223 .303 .470 .773 101 162 5 2 1 1 2 9
2010 23 CIN NL 148 573 509 80 143 23 5 25 70 5 4 58 136 .281 .353 .493 .846 124 251 12 1 0 5 5 *9
2011 24 CIN NL 157 664 585 84 150 27 2 32 97 8 7 71 158 .256 .341 .474 .814 118 277 8 5 1 2 14 *9 AS
2012 25 CIN NL 155 633 560 89 141 35 5 34 99 9 3 62 155 .252 .327 .514 .841 121 288 5 4 0 7 11 *9 AS,MVP-10,SS
2013 26 CIN NL 160 697 626 89 164 43 1 30 109 7 3 63 185 .262 .329 .478 .807 118 299 9 2 0 5 13 *9 MVP-10,SS
2014 27 CIN NL 16 69 54 12 11 2 1 2 9 1 0 14 16 .204 .362 .389 .751 106 21 1 0 0 1 1 *9
7 Yrs 845 3475 3092 464 791 162 17 166 494 37 26 339 835 .256 .331 .480 .811 115 1485 48 18 2 23 47
162 Game Avg. 162 666 593 89 152 31 3 32 95 7 5 65 160 .256 .331 .480 .811 115 285 9 3 0 4 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 21 CIN NL 108 452 -2 -1 1 1 -3 -4 -0.6 14 10 0.8 .496 .497 0.7 -0.3 9 987 RoY-5
2009 22 CIN NL 101 387 -0 -1 1 5 -4 1 0.1 12 13 1.3 .501 .501 0.7 0.1 8 $417,500 9
2010 23 CIN NL 148 573 16 1 -0 17 -6 28 2.9 18 46 4.7 .520 .519 2.8 1.2 29 $440,000 *9
2011 24 CIN NL 157 664 11 -2 -0 -2 -6 -0 -0.1 21 20 2.0 .500 .500 2.1 -0.9 22 $2,791,666 *9 AS
2012 25 CIN NL 155 633 12 -4 1 -4 -6 -1 -0.1 20 19 1.9 .499 .499 2.1 -1.1 23 $5,000,000 *9 AS,MVP-10,SS
2013 26 CIN NL 160 697 15 -0 0 18 -7 26 2.7 22 48 4.9 .519 .518 3.0 1.1 30 $7,500,000 *9 MVP-10,SS
2014 27 CIN NL 16 69 0 1 0 -3 -1 -3 -0.4 2 -0 -0.2 .481 .498 0.2 -0.4 2 $10,000,000 *9
7 Seasons 845 3475 52 -6 2 32 -32 48 4.7 108 156 15.3 .506 .506 11.7 -0.3 124 $26,149,166

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 21 CIN NL 452 324 56 4.6 110 .296 .254 .270 .314 .342 .453 .430 .767 .772 97 .475 -3.7 -0.4 .689 .274 .199 6.7
2009 22 CIN NL 387 278 49 4.7 107 .221 .223 .266 .303 .339 .470 .422 .773 .761 101 .492 -1.7 -0.2 .732 .357 .246 5.3
2010 23 CIN NL 573 387 88 6.1 104 .334 .281 .264 .353 .335 .493 .416 .846 .751 124 .627 16.4 1.6 .814 .328 .212 8.3
2011 24 CIN NL 664 453 95 5.6 102 .297 .256 .264 .341 .332 .474 .410 .814 .742 118 .608 13.9 1.4 .787 .340 .217 12.8
2012 25 CIN NL 633 434 98 6.0 104 .283 .252 .266 .327 .332 .514 .421 .841 .753 121 .631 15.7 1.6 .843 .384 .263 14.2
2013 26 CIN NL 697 479 99 5.6 99 .322 .262 .261 .329 .327 .478 .406 .807 .732 118 .614 15.6 1.6 .776 .323 .216 11.4
2014 27 CIN NL 69 45 9 5.4 100 .243 .204 .260 .362 .326 .389 .410 .751 .736 106 .572 1.0 0.1 .818 .463 .185 1.3
7 Yrs 3475 2400 494 5.5 104 .296 .256 .265 .331 .333 .480 .416 .811 .749 115 .588 57.2 5.7 .780 .338 .224 60.5
162 Game Avg. 666 460 95 5.5 104 .296 .256 .265 .331 .333 .480 .416 .811 .749 115 .588 11 1 .780 .338 .224 12

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 CIN NL NLDS PHI L 3 10 8 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 .250 .400 .625 1.025 5 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 CIN NL NLDS SFG L 5 22 19 2 5 2 0 1 4 0 1 2 2 .263 .364 .526 .890 10 0 1 0 0 0
2013 26 CIN NL NLWC PIT L 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 9 36 31 3 8 2 0 2 6 0 1 4 4 .258 .361 .516 .877 16 0 1 0 0 0
1 NLWC 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 8 32 27 3 7 2 0 2 5 0 1 4 2 .259 .375 .556 .931 15 0 1 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 CIN NL 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CIN NL 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 GP) 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 21 CIN NL 452 4.7% 24.3% 7.3% 8.6% 37% 3.33 3.8 19.7 7.9 0.82 1.20 63% 22% 14.2% 11%
2009 22 CIN NL 387 5.7% 19.4% 9.8% 10.1% 51% 1.97 4.6 15.7 5.9 0.65 0.74 64% 14% 15.5% 13%
2010 23 CIN NL 573 4.4% 23.7% 10.1% 9.3% 37% 2.34 3.7 20.4 7.3 0.58 0.78 62% 21% 12.2% 13%
2011 24 CIN NL 664 4.8% 23.8% 10.7% 9.2% 41% 2.23 3.7 18.3 6.0 0.57 0.69 60% 18% 13.2% 11%
2012 25 CIN NL 633 5.4% 24.5% 9.8% 11.7% 53% 2.50 3.6 16.5 5.7 0.56 0.75 60% 20% 14.5% 10%
2013 26 CIN NL 697 4.3% 26.5% 9.0% 10.6% 45% 2.94 3.4 20.9 5.7 0.60 0.91 60% 29% 11.8% 8%
2014 27 CIN NL 69 2.9% 23.2% 20.3% 7.3% 46% 1.14 3.4 27.0 6.0 1.05 1.64 54% 28% 11.1% 5%
7 Yrs 3475 4.8% 24.0% 9.8% 9.9% 44% 2.46 3.7 18.6 6.3 0.62 0.83 61% 21% 13.3% 11%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.6% 33% 2.24 4.8 34.7 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 21 CIN NL -3.7 -0.4 465 -0.2 7.9 -8.2 .99 0.2 -0.4 -3.0 -0.3 0.95 0.9 0.22 4
2009 22 CIN NL -1.7 -0.2 398 -0.9 6.2 -7.1 .98 0.6 -1.5 5.6 0.5 0.98 8.2 2.71 4
2010 23 CIN NL 16.4 1.6 588 0.9 11.6 -10.6 1.03 1.8 -0.9 9.1 0.9 0.99 17.4 1.89 9
2011 24 CIN NL 13.9 1.4 682 1.4 14.6 -13.2 1.16 0.7 0.5 13.3 1.3 1.00 12.4 1.73 2
2012 25 CIN NL 15.7 1.6 652 0.2 12.3 -12.0 1.06 1.8 -1.6 9.8 1.0 0.99 17.3 1.64 2
2013 26 CIN NL 15.6 1.6 714 2.7 14.0 -11.3 1.03 1.9 0.7 25.8 2.6 1.00 23.6 0
2014 27 CIN NL 1.0 0.1 73 0.2 1.7 -1.5 1.28 0.3 -0.2 4.3 0.4 1.00 3.2 0
7 Yrs 57.2 5.7 3572 4.3 68.2 -63.9 1.06 7.4 -3.4 64.9 6.4 0.99 83.0 1.69 21

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 21 CIN NL 3 0 34% 143 4 6 40% 4 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 12 42% 20 14 6 7 3 4 6 2 4
2009 22 CIN NL 3 0 26% 117 3 3 50% 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 1 13 48% 13 7 6 1 1 0 7 3 4
2010 23 CIN NL 4 0 31% 198 5 4 56% 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 2 9 66% 25 13 12 7 1 6 18 3 15
2011 24 CIN NL 3 0 27% 201 8 7 53% 6 6 2 1 0 0 2 2 7 0 3 1 3 11 51% 26 18 8 7 2 4 18 3 14
2012 25 CIN NL 4 0 32% 214 9 3 75% 9 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 9 1 0 2 6 11 30% 27 22 4 10 6 3 16 5 9
2013 26 CIN NL 8 1 30% 245 7 3 70% 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 16 41% 29 19 9 7 5 2 23 10 13
2014 27 CIN NL 0 0 44% 29 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0% 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
7 Yrs 25 1 30% 1147 37 26 59% 34 24 3 2 0 0 11 8 26 4 4 6 12 77 45% 143 96 45 39 18 19 90 28 59

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 21 CIN NL 452 66% 105 5 0 4 3 0 0 0.22 21 1 13 18 3 13 8 0 1 0 0% 90 8 9% 47 9 19% 267 31 12% 21 9 43% 21 8 38% 0
2009 22 CIN NL 387 70% 77 5 1 4 2 0 1 2.71 22 0 6 20 2 13 9 0 2 1 50% 80 5 6% 41 12 29% 244 36 15% 28 11 39% 19 12 63% 0
2010 23 CIN NL 573 69% 143 11 3 9 2 0 1 1.89 25 0 19 13 12 19 6 0 1 0 0% 127 12 9% 46 11 24% 405 47 12% 34 16 47% 21 10 48% 0
2011 24 CIN NL 664 70% 150 14 0 2 1 0 0 1.73 32 0 24 21 11 16 16 0 1 1 100% 122 8 7% 61 12 20% 463 66 14% 40 16 40% 26 14 54% 0
2012 25 CIN NL 633 69% 141 6 1 2 1 0 2 1.64 34 0 22 23 11 21 13 1 0 0 113 5 4% 60 15 25% 414 66 16% 49 23 47% 32 12 38% 0
2013 26 CIN NL 697 68% 164 5 0 0 0 0 0 30 1 28 20 10 16 14 0 0 0 139 9 6% 52 16 31% 500 80 16% 54 30 56% 29 16 55% 0
2014 27 CIN NL 69 75% 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 15 1 7% 3 1 33% 48 7 15% 4 2 50% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 3475 69% 791 46 5 21 9 0 4 1.69 166 2 112 116 50 99 67 1 5 2 40% 686 48 7% 310 76 25% 2341 333 14% 230 107 47% 148 72 49% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 21 CIN NL 452 1700 3.76 1079 63.6% 19.6% 23.5% 28.6% 28.3% 80.4% 0.6% 51.2% 70.7% 36.5% 5.3% 24 0 12.6% 57 27 9.1% 41 26 19 91 17.3% 0 0 0
2009 22 CIN NL 388 1534 3.95 945 61.9% 22.4% 18.7% 30.1% 28.8% 77.6% 1.4% 48.0% 75.9% 32.2% 5.7% 22 1 14.2% 55 21 7.7% 30 20 16 59 21.3% -1 0 0
2010 23 CIN NL 574 2150 3.75 1304 61.2% 23.3% 21.5% 26.2% 29.0% 76.7% 2.4% 46.9% 71.9% 29.1% 5.2% 30 0 17.8% 102 61 8.5% 49 27 25 111 18.4% -1 0 0
2011 24 CIN NL 664 2623 3.95 1581 61.3% 21.6% 21.2% 30.0% 27.2% 78.4% 4.0% 48.0% 73.0% 29.8% 6.5% 43 3 18.7% 124 66 9.2% 61 36 37 121 23.4% 0 0 0
2012 25 CIN NL 636 2450 3.85 1487 61.7% 23.1% 21.6% 27.6% 27.7% 76.9% 4.2% 47.5% 71.9% 30.0% 5.0% 32 6 13.1% 83 42 10.2% 65 34 29 126 18.7% -3 0 0
2013 26 CIN NL 699 2762 3.95 1703 62.6% 21.4% 24.7% 27.7% 26.2% 78.6% 3.9% 49.2% 68.6% 33.3% 5.7% 40 7 14.9% 104 51 8.2% 57 35 32 153 17.3% -2 0 0
2014 27 CIN NL 69 288 4.17 157 55.3% 27.4% 20.4% 27.4% 24.8% 72.6% 3.1% 40.1% 71.9% 26.1% 10.1% 7 0 23.2% 16 6 14.5% 10 5 4 12 25.0% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 3482 13507 3.88 8256 61.9% 22.0% 22.1% 28.3% 27.7% 78.0% 3.0% 48.2% 71.7% 31.5% 5.7% 198 17 15.5% 541 274 9.0% 313 183 162 673 19.4% -7 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.2% 27.1% 29.9% 72.2% 1.5% 45.7% 78.9% 26.7% 4.9% 14.4% 8.7% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 21 108 452 413 63 105 17 1 21 52 4 6 33 110 .254 .314 .453 .767 97 187 8 4 0 2 1
2009 22 209 839 758 110 182 32 3 43 110 7 9 71 185 .240 .309 .460 .769 99 349 13 6 1 3 3
2010 23 357 1412 1267 190 325 55 8 68 180 12 13 129 321 .257 .327 .474 .800 109 600 25 7 1 8 8
2011 24 514 2076 1852 274 475 82 10 100 277 20 20 200 479 .256 .331 .474 .805 112 877 33 12 2 10 22
2012 25 669 2709 2412 363 616 117 15 134 376 29 23 262 634 .255 .330 .483 .813 114 1165 38 16 2 17 33
2013 26 829 3406 3038 452 780 160 16 164 485 36 26 325 819 .257 .330 .482 .812 115 1464 47 18 2 22 46
2014 27 845 3475 3092 464 791 162 17 166 494 37 26 339 835 .256 .331 .480 .811 115 1485 48 18 2 23 47

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 21 108 448 410 60 102 17 1 20 49 4 32 110 .249 .308 .441 .749 55 108
2009 22 101 387 345 47 77 15 2 22 58 3 38 75 .223 .303 .470 .773 49 101
2010 23 148 573 509 80 143 23 5 25 70 5 58 136 .281 .353 .493 .846 89 148
2011 24 157 668 588 86 153 28 2 33 100 8 72 158 .260 .345 .483 .828 96 157
2012 25 155 634 561 90 142 35 5 34 100 9 62 155 .253 .328 .515 .843 95 155
2013 26 160 706 633 96 171 45 1 31 117 7 66 185 .270 .339 .491 .830 106 160
2014 27 16 69 54 12 11 2 1 2 9 1 14 16 .204 .362 .389 .751 8 16
7 Yrs 845 3485 3100 471 799 165 17 167 503 37 342 835 .258 .333 .484 .816 498 845
162 Game Avg. 162 668 594 90 153 32 3 32 96 7 66 160 .258 .333 .484 .816 95 845



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2012 NL (10, 10%)
2013 NL (10, 7%)
0.17 Career Shares (809th)

Silver Sluggers
2012 NL (OF)
2013 NL (OF)
All multiple winners

Slugging % s c a p y
2012 NL  .514 (10th)
Active  .480 (34th)
Career  .480 (187th)

Games Played s c a p y
2013 NL  160 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
2013 NL  626 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2013 NL  697 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2013 NL  89 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2012 NL  288 (9th)
2013 NL  299 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
2013 NL  43 (3rd)

Triples s c a p y
2014 NL  1 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 NL  32 (8th)
2012 NL  34 (3rd)
2013 NL  30 (3rd)
Active  166 (46th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2011 NL  97 (8th)
2012 NL  99 (9th)
2013 NL  109 (2nd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  14 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2011 NL  158 (8th)
2012 NL  155 (7th)
2013 NL  185 (2nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2013 NL  99 (9th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2012 NL  74 (4th)
2013 NL  74 (2nd)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 NL  229 (10th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
Active  .588 (44th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2012 NL  7 (8th)
2014 NL  1 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  14 (8th)
2012 NL  11 (7th)
2013 NL  13 (3rd)
2014 NL  1 (10th)
Active  47 (43rd)

AB per HR s c a p y
2012 NL  16.5 (4th)
2013 NL  20.9 (10th)
Active  18.6 (18th)
Career  18.6 (90th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2013 NL  479 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
2008 NL  born 1987-04-03 (5th)
2009 NL  born 1987-04-03 (10th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 37 (681), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (888), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 13 (1286), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (146th), 15.3 career WAR/15.3 7yr-peak WAR/15.3 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Jay Allen jason Jay jim joe Bruce

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