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Jay Bruce

Jay Allen Bruce (twitter: @JayABruce)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 225 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 21.054, 16,931st in MLB history)   vs. PIT 3 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Reds/Mets 2008-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 6 yrs/$51M (11-16) & 17 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 7.125, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Matt Sosnick [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 CIN NL 21 OF 105 103 81 916.0 242 223 8 11 4 .955 -11 1 -14 1 2.27 2.20 .985 2.21 2.20 RoY-5
2008 CIN NL 21 RF 78 64 61 590.0 157 143 5 9 3 .943 -7 -2 -15 -4 2.26 1.90 .982 2.12 2.11 RoY-5
2008 CIN NL 21 CF 35 35 17 285.0 82 77 3 2 1 .976 -2 6 -9 25 2.53 2.29 .990 2.61 2.59 RoY-5
2008 CIN NL 21 LF 11 4 3 41.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 -35 -85 0.66 0.27 .983 1.91 1.89 RoY-5
2009 CIN NL 22 OF 98 89 87 810.1 213 200 11 2 2 .991 3 5 4 7 2.34 2.15 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 CIN NL 22 RF 98 89 87 810.1 213 200 11 2 2 .991 3 5 4 7 2.34 2.15 .986 2.08 2.06
2010 CIN NL 23 OF 146 133 126 1199.1 353 343 7 3 1 .992 18 17 18 17 2.63 2.40 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 CIN NL 23 RF 146 133 126 1199.1 353 343 7 3 1 .992 18 17 18 17 2.63 2.40 .986 2.10 2.07
2011 CIN NL 24 OF 155 151 148 1371.0 320 306 10 4 1 .988 -11 -2 -9 -1 2.07 2.04 .986 2.16 2.15 AS
2011 CIN NL 24 RF 155 151 148 1371.0 320 306 10 4 1 .988 -11 -2 -9 -2 2.07 2.04 .983 2.05 2.04 AS
2012 CIN NL 25 OF 154 149 146 1343.1 311 297 8 6 1 .981 8 -4 7 -3 2.04 1.98 .987 2.11 2.09 AS,MVP-10,SS
2012 CIN NL 25 RF 154 149 146 1343.1 311 297 8 6 1 .981 8 -4 7 -4 2.04 1.98 .984 2.01 1.99 AS,MVP-10,SS
2013 CIN NL 26 OF 160 160 154 1438.2 346 330 13 3 3 .991 24 18 20 15 2.15 2.14 .986 2.13 2.13 MVP-10,SS
2013 CIN NL 26 RF 160 160 154 1438.2 346 330 13 3 3 .991 24 18 20 15 2.15 2.14 .985 2.08 2.08 MVP-10,SS
2014 CIN NL 27 OF 131 128 126 1136.1 244 231 8 5 2 .980 5 -7 5 -7 1.89 1.82 .985 2.12 2.11
2014 CIN NL 27 RF 131 128 126 1136.1 244 231 8 5 2 .980 5 -7 5 -7 1.89 1.82 .987 2.05 2.05
2014 CIN NL 27 1B 3 3 2 26.0 16 14 0 2 0 .875 -2 -1 -69 -46 4.85 4.67 .993 9.28 9.27
2015 CIN NL 28 OF 150 150 139 1319.2 314 300 11 3 0 .990 2 5 2 4 2.12 2.07 .986 2.07 2.06
2015 CIN NL 28 RF 150 150 139 1319.2 314 300 11 3 0 .990 2 5 2 5 2.12 2.07 .983 2.01 1.99
2015 CIN NL 28 DH 2 2
2016 TOT NL 29 OF 135 135 115 1173.0 278 262 10 6 3 .978 -9 -11 -9 -11 2.09 2.01 .985 2.07 2.06 AS
2016 TOT NL 29 RF 135 135 115 1172.2 278 262 10 6 3 .978 -9 -11 -9 -11 2.09 2.01 .984 2.01 2.00 AS
2016 TOT NL 29 DH 2 2 AS
2016 CIN NL 29 OF 95 95 84 838.1 200 186 9 5 3 .975 -9 -13 -13 -18 2.09 2.05 .985 2.07 2.06
2016 CIN NL 29 RF 95 95 84 838.0 200 186 9 5 3 .975 -9 -13 -13 -19 2.09 2.05 .984 2.01 2.00
2016 CIN NL 29 CF 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40 AS
2016 CIN NL 29 DH 1 1
2016 NYM NL 29 OF 40 40 31 334.2 78 76 1 1 0 .987 0 2 1 7 2.07 1.93 .985 2.07 2.06
2016 NYM NL 29 RF 40 40 31 334.2 78 76 1 1 0 .987 0 2 1 7 2.07 1.93 .984 2.01 2.00
2016 NYM NL 29 DH 1 1
9 Seasons OF 1234 1198 1122 10707.2 2621 2492 86 43 17 .984 30 22 3 2 2.17 2.09 .986 2.13 2.12
9 Seasons RF 1207 1159 1102 10381.1 2536 2412 83 41 16 .984 34 19 4 2 2.16 2.07 .984 2.05 2.04
2 Seasons CF 36 35 17 285.1 82 77 3 2 1 .976 -2 6 -9 25 2.52 2.22 .990 2.61 2.58
1 Season LF 11 4 3 41.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 -35 -87 0.66 0.27 .983 1.91 1.89
2 Seasons DH 4 4
1 Season 1B 3 3 2 26.0 16 14 0 2 0 .875 -2 -1 -69 -46 4.85 4.67 .993 9.28 9.27
9 Seasons TOT 1237 1201 1124 10733.2 2637 2506 86 45 17 .983 29 21 3 2 2.17 2.10 .986 2.15 2.14
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2008 CIN NL 21 RF -7 -15 -8 -4 -4 1 -2 -4 -2 1
2008 CIN NL 21 CF -2 -9 -3 -2 -2 1 6 25 3 3
2008 CIN NL 21 LF -1 -35 -0 -1 0 -1 -3 -85 -2 -1
2009 CIN NL 22 RF 3 4 -1 -2 0 4 5 7 -2 5
2010 CIN NL 23 RF 18 18 16 12 4 2 17 17 18 -2
2011 CIN NL 24 RF -11 -9 -12 -3 -9 1 -2 -2 0 -2
2012 CIN NL 25 RF 8 7 7 5 2 1 -4 -4 -5 1
2013 CIN NL 26 RF 24 20 20 13 7 4 18 15 11 4
2014 CIN NL 27 RF 5 5 3 5 -2 2 -7 -7 -9 -1
2014 CIN NL 27 1B -2 -69 -2 -2 0 -1 -46 -1 0
2015 CIN NL 28 RF 2 2 -1 -8 7 3 5 5 2 0
2016 CIN NL 29 RF -9 -13 -6 -2 -4 -3 -13 -19 -9 -6
2016 CIN NL 29 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 NYM NL 29 RF 0 1 2 -2 4 -2 2 7 4 -1
9 Seasons RF 34 4 20 15 5 13 19 2 8 -1
2 Seasons CF -2 -9 -3 -2 -2 1 6 25 3 3
1 Season LF -1 -35 -0 -1 0 -1 -3 -87 -2 -1
1 Season 1B -2 -69 -2 -2 0 -1 -46 -1 0
9 Seasons TOT 20 2 11 7 4 0 8 21 2 8 0 1

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 CIN NL 21 108 103 108 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 35 78 124 0 4 1
2009 CIN NL 22 101 89 101 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 98 0 4 1
2010 CIN NL 23 148 133 148 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 146 0 9 0
2011 CIN NL 24 157 151 157 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 155 0 4 0
2012 CIN NL 25 155 149 155 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 154 0 5 0
2013 CIN NL 26 160 160 160 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 160 0 0 0
2014 CIN NL 27 137 131 137 133 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 131 131 0 4 0
2015 CIN NL 28 157 152 157 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 150 2 5 0
2016 CIN NL 29 97 96 97 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 95 95 1 1 0
2016 NYM NL 29 47 41 47 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 40 1 6 0
9 Seasons 1267 1205 1267 1236 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 36 1207 1253 4 42 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1913 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 CIN NL 21 9 0 6 3 4 5 2 2 0 1 32 18 0 16 6 0 12 8 0 8 3 1 17 9 0 85 44 51.8% 40 1 1.2% 4 2581 57% 76% 40% 278 52%
2009 CIN NL 22 2 0 2 0 0 11 1 4 0 5 56 32 1 29 11 4 15 8 0 6 1 1 20 13 0 126 65 51.6% 56 6 4.8% 5 3468 54% 75% 41% 397 53%
2010 CIN NL 23 3 0 3 0 1 7 1 4 0 1 64 33 0 27 10 2 25 13 0 10 3 0 28 22 0 154 81 52.6% 71 2 1.3% 5 5128 60% 75% 40% 635 55%
2011 CIN NL 24 4 0 4 0 1 10 0 3 3 2 71 37 2 39 14 1 30 16 1 12 2 0 29 17 1 181 86 47.5% 90 5 2.8% 5 5847 60% 76% 38% 626 50%
2012 CIN NL 25 6 0 5 1 2 8 1 5 0 1 73 43 1 38 14 1 18 9 0 15 1 0 33 19 0 177 86 48.6% 90 2 1.1% 6 5581 51% 75% 38% 637 48%
2013 CIN NL 26 3 0 3 0 0 13 2 3 3 5 67 37 0 28 12 4 28 20 0 13 2 2 36 19 0 172 90 52.3% 76 6 3.5% 7 5942 55% 73% 38% 638 53%
2014 CIN NL 27 5 0 5 0 2 8 2 2 1 2 63 39 0 25 9 0 13 5 3 19 6 0 31 17 0 151 76 50.3% 72 3 2.0% 5 4777 59% 72% 37% 476 50%
2015 CIN NL 28 3 0 2 1 0 11 0 6 3 1 62 35 0 44 21 1 24 10 0 19 7 0 31 16 0 180 89 49.4% 90 1 0.6% 10 5685 55% 73% 37% 630 49%
2016 CIN NL 29 5 0 4 1 1 9 1 5 2 1 68 34 1 35 6 0 16 4 0 10 2 1 22 15 1 151 61 40.4% 86 3 2.0% 6 3739 58% 73% 39% 398 48%
2016 NYM NL 29 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 12 4 0 10 2 0 5 3 1 4 1 0 3 2 0 34 12 35.3% 21 1 2.9% 0 1414 58% 74% 38% 160 48%
9 Seasons 41 0 35 6 11 83 10 34 12 20 568 312 5 291 105 13 186 96 5 116 28 5 250 149 2 1411 690 48.9% 692 30 2.1% 53 44162 57% 74% 38% 4875 51%
MLB Averages 47.0% 2.3% 57% 75% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 CIN NL 21 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 17 11 0 15 5 1 4 1 1 6 1 0 11 8 0 53 26 49.1% 25 2 3.8% 1 1266 57% 74% 40% 152 52%
2016 CIN NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0% 50% 0% 0
2 Seasons 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 2 17 11 0 15 5 1 4 1 1 6 1 0 11 8 0 53 26 49.1% 25 2 3.8% 1 1268 56% 74% 40% 152 52%
MLB Averages 44.8% 1.8% 57% 75% 39% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 CIN NL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 178 61% 72% 40% 15 20%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 178 61% 72% 40% 15 20%
MLB Averages 63.7% 2.3% 57% 75% 39% 46%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2014 CIN NL 27 117 57% 69% 17% 6 50% 0 14 1 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 117 57% 69% 17% 6 50% 0 14 1 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 75% 32% 93% 83%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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 (826th)

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

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2011 May NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 Oct 3rd NL Player of the Week
2011 May 29th NL Player of the Week
2011 Aug 14th NL Player of the Week
2012 Apr 29th NL Player of the Week
2012 Sep 9th NL Player of the Week

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2010 NL  18 (4th)
2013 NL  25 (3rd)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  146 (2nd)
2011 NL  155 (2nd)
2012 NL  154 (2nd)
2013 NL  160 (2nd)
2015 NL  150 (3rd)
2016 NL  135 (5th)
Active  1,207 (5th)
Career  1,207 (52nd)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  343 (1st)
2011 NL  306 (2nd)
2012 NL  297 (3rd)
2013 NL  330 (2nd)
2015 NL  300 (1st)
2016 NL  262 (2nd)
Active  2,412 (5th)
Career  2,412 (42nd)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  11 (2nd)
2010 NL  7 (5th)
2011 NL  10 (2nd)
2012 NL  8 (4th)
2013 NL  13 (2nd)
2014 NL  8 (5th)
2015 NL  11 (2nd)
2016 NL  10 (1st)
Active  83 (5th)
Career  83 (66th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (2nd)
2012 NL  6 (3rd)
2014 NL  5 (3rd)
2016 NL  6 (1st)
Active  41 (4th)
Career  41 (95th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  3 (3rd)
2013 NL  3 (1st)
2014 NL  2 (3rd)
2016 NL  3 (2nd)
Active  16 (4th)
Career  16 (90th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  155 (5th)
2012 NL  154 (4th)
2013 NL  160 (2nd)
Active  1,234 (20th)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
Active  2,492 (23rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  11 (5th)
2013 NL  13 (3rd)
2015 NL  11 (3rd)
2016 NL  10 (5th)
Active  86 (9th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  11 (1st)
2012 NL  6 (5th)
2016 NL  6 (5th)
Active  43 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  4 (3rd)
2013 NL  3 (3rd)
2016 NL  3 (5th)
Active  17 (14th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  18 (1st)
2012 NL  8 (5th)
2013 NL  25 (2nd)
Active  34 (6th)
Career  34 (33rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2009 NL  2.34 (2nd)
2010 NL  2.63 (1st)
2015 NL  2.12 (3rd)
2016 NL  2.09 (5th)
Active  2.16 (5th)
Career  2.16 (40th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  2.15 (3rd)
2010 NL  2.40 (1st)
2011 NL  2.04 (4th)
2012 NL  1.98 (4th)
2013 NL  2.14 (3rd)
2015 NL  2.07 (1st)
2016 NL  2.01 (3rd)
Active  2.07 (6th)
Career  2.07 (33rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  .988 (4th)
2012 NL  .981 (5th)
2013 NL  .991 (2nd)
2015 NL  .990 (3rd)
Active  .984 (10th)
Career  .984 (50th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2010 NL  18 (4th)
2013 NL  25 (2nd)

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

             

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