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Jay Bruce
OF | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #12, Cincinnati Reds | Westbrook HS, TX
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 39 34 3 4 1 3 0 .118 .231 .235 .466
14 Seasons 6642 5964 839 1455 319 951 65 .244 .314 .467 .781
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .118 1 3 0 .466
14 Seasons .244 319 951 65 .781

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2542 444 36 8.1 89.8 111.4 15.7 33.3 .231 .424 .309 .312 .370 36.9 22.3 8.9
2016 29 2302 416 35 8.4 88.9 111.8 14.8 35.8 .247 .462 .340 .327 .391 38.2 21.4 7.5
2017 30 2432 419 44 10.5 88.4 111.5 18.4 39.4 .260 .501 .350 .354 .423 38.5 22.5 9.2
2018 31 1423 245 22 9 88.3 109 21.4 37.6 .248 .437 .296 .335 .384 34.3 20.8 11.4
2019 32 1228 231 31 13.4 90.2 109.2 21.6 33.8 .240 .531 .319 .336 .423 43.7 24.4 5.7
2020 33 413 72 7 9.7 89 109.2 15.3 31.9 .237 .471 .297 .321 .397 38.9 23.3 6.8
2021 34 166 21 0 0 84 105.6 8.5 38.1 .161 .215 .217 .231 .264 19 33.3 12.8
10506 1848 175 9.5 89 111.8 17.5 35.9 .244 .464 .323 .330 .395 37.9 22.4 8.6
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 103 62.4 24 21 3 2 1 0 0 6 15 .143 .219 .190 .277 .211 .274 84.0 3 27.7 17.6
2021 Breaking 38 23.0 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .000 .064 .000 .078 .077 .132 77.2 32 47.6 35.7
2021 Offspeed 24 14.5 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 .200 .077 .800 .175 .450 .208 78.1 -12 54.5 25.0
2020 Fastballs 250 60.5 59 57 12 4 4 2 2 11 46 .211 .245 .456 .460 .287 .311 91.7 20 21.9 15.5
2020 Breaking 88 21.3 19 16 5 2 0 0 3 6 10 .313 .298 .875 .787 .516 .485 83.8 11 30.2 19.4
2020 Offspeed 75 18.2 24 23 2 1 0 0 1 7 16 .087 .175 .217 .279 .148 .217 84.3 3 50.0 25.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 37.4 28.4 28.6 5.6 43.5 32 24.3 1.6 26.6 28.8 21.8 7.2 8.1
2016 38.9 27.4 27.6 6 40.6 38.7 20.2 1.9 30 27.2 22.8 8.9 8.4
2017 33.7 32.9 25.8 7.6 43.7 35.3 21 4.1 22.9 29.8 23.6 8.8 10.5
2018 30.2 35.1 24.5 10.2 42 40.4 17.1 1.2 19.6 33.1 28.2 7.8 9
2019 29.4 37.7 19.9 13 42.9 29.9 27.3 3.5 18.6 32.9 19 8.2 13.4
2020 40.3 29.2 23.6 6.9 45.8 33.3 20.8 5.6 25 27.8 22.2 9.7 9.7
2021 52.4 23.8 19 4.8 33.3 61.9 4.8 9.5 28.6 19 33.3 9.5 0
35.2 31.2 25.8 7.7 42.6 35.5 21.7 2.7 24.6 29.6 23.1 8.3 9.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -7.7 0 3 1.8 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2021 Curveball -3.5 -1 15 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .207 .164 0
2021 Cutter -4.9 -1 17 10.2 4 .25 .5 .313 30 0 0 .234 .32 .237 25
2021 Changeup 2.8 1 21 12.7 5 .25 1 .54 50 20 16.7 .096 .219 .252 33.3
2021 Slider -8.2 -2 24 14.5 6 0 0 .117 62.5 83.3 41.7 .117
2021 Sinker 0.7 0 42 25.3 10 .222 .222 .25 14.3 10 6.7 .272 .343 .308 25
2021 4-Seamer -1.9 -1 44 26.5 10 0 0 .14 43.8 50 31.3 .15 .18 .257 0
2020 Splitter -4.2 -1 15 3.6 6 0 0 .267 37.5 16.7 25 .122 .133 .217 25
2020 Curveball 3.7 2 45 10.9 7 .286 1.143 .571 40.9 57.1 25 .24 .9 .457 66.7
2020 Slider 4.3 2 43 10.4 12 .333 .667 .492 19 16.7 13.3 .343 .699 .501 14.3
2020 Cutter -0.3 0 67 16.2 15 .143 .357 .24 42.1 46.7 29.2 .162 .34 .243 28.6
2020 Sinker -1.4 -1 50 12.1 16 .25 .563 .334 4.2 0 0 .288 .535 .347 50
2020 Changeup -4.2 -3 60 14.5 18 .111 .278 .211 52.9 33.3 26.1 .19 .319 .217 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -2.4 -3 133 32.2 28 .222 .444 .295 17.3 14.3 10.8 .263 .478 .326 43.5
2019 N/A -17.8 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .253 .262 100
2019 Splitter 0.7 0 13 1.1 5 .2 .4 .25 62.5 40 66.7 .223 .31 .223 33.3
2019 Cutter -7.7 -4 51 4.1 16 0 0 0 29 12.5 22.2 .126 .172 .131 50
2019 Curveball -2.3 -3 137 11.1 32 .133 .4 .247 32.9 31.3 17.5 .195 .463 .295 40
2019 Sinker 2.2 4 169 13.8 41 .351 .811 .527 21.4 14.6 20 .32 .718 .452 48.4
2019 Changeup -1.3 -3 194 15.8 50 .16 .4 .231 38.8 30 20.8 .24 .535 .316 40
2019 Slider 0.3 1 214 17.4 54 .196 .522 .342 49.6 42.6 31.9 .193 .466 .323 50
2019 4-Seamer 1.3 5 401 32.6 119 .272 .64 .387 19.6 17.6 19.1 .283 .623 .378 41.5
2018 Knuckleball -23.1 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .58 .641 .53 0
2018 Splitter 3.3 1 34 2.4 11 .333 .778 .505 55.6 45.5 31.3 .33 .748 .497 50
2018 Cutter -1.2 -1 89 6.3 23 .2 .2 .248 34.8 21.7 23.8 .177 .293 .268 20
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 148 10.4 26 .261 .522 .371 27.3 26.9 13.7 .193 .332 .28 43.8
2018 Slider 0 0 177 12.4 35 .097 .226 .199 41.9 37.1 16.3 .148 .233 .225 38.9
2018 Changeup -1.9 -4 218 15.3 60 .138 .19 .161 42.1 26.7 21.6 .221 .298 .24 31
2018 Sinker 0.8 2 284 20 87 .276 .434 .348 18.6 10.3 13.6 .327 .607 .441 41.2
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 464 32.6 112 .26 .44 .342 21.9 17.9 16.3 .251 .48 .351 29.5
2018 N/A 1 0.1
2017 Knuckleball -4.1 0 11 0.5 4 .25 .5 .313 16.7 0 .182 .29 .192 25
2017 Splitter -2 -1 38 1.6 8 .143 .143 .2 71.4 62.5 35.7 .182 .249 .249 100
2017 Cutter -1.9 -3 159 6.5 37 .194 .361 .273 26.2 24.3 20 .211 .337 .247 29.6
2017 Changeup -0.5 -2 310 12.7 64 .164 .361 .241 40.7 25 17.8 .226 .497 .318 28.9
2017 Curveball 2.6 8 306 12.6 72 .262 .615 .409 39.6 33.3 23.1 .194 .361 .278 39
2017 Slider 0.5 2 389 16 87 .203 .43 .305 45.8 42.5 22.6 .193 .356 .272 26.2
2017 Sinker 2 11 568 23.4 168 .34 .619 .441 12.5 10.1 12.1 .36 .684 .468 50.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.7 5 638 26.2 176 .245 .503 .357 17.4 17.6 17.6 .26 .52 .365 34.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 441 1659 -4 -11 7 7 -1
2009 376 1499 -2 -8 4 8 3
2010 575 2148 2 -17 13 10 9
2011 650 2577 22 -26 9 13 18
2012 644 2486 5 -19 13 13 12
2013 688 2735 8 -18 11 14 15
2014 540 2120 -1 -21 8 8 -6
2015 641 2512 -4 -26 6 13 -11
2016 585 2284 12 -13 9 9 18
2017 637 2513 12 -16 11 13 20
2018 351 1393 -7 -14 10 9 -3
2019 317 1179 4 -9 1 5 0
2020 102 413 1 -11 4 2 -4
2021 39 166 -2 -3 1 1 -4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2542 40.7 73.8 84 30.7 58.2 42.4 34.5 48.2 25.1 5 82.5
2016 2302 44 76.1 80 32 62 43.2 33.1 51.4 25.9 5.9 87.5
2017 2432 46.8 72.8 80.9 29.5 53.8 41.5 34.5 49.8 27.6 7 84.2
2018 1423 45.7 75.8 78.1 28 54.2 42.1 33.5 49.4 28.7 7.6 85.8
2019 1228 45.6 79.6 79.7 37 50.6 42.2 41 56.3 30.7 8.5 88
2020 413 47 83 80.7 27.9 42.6 42.4 40.8 53.8 28.8 6.8 92.9
2021 166 52.4 72.4 71.4 21.5 35.3 45.2 35.9 48.2 36.3 4.2 100
10506 44.5 75.4 80.7 30.8 55.9 42.3 35.1 50.6 27.4 6.5 85.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 51 20 68 80 38 82 74 70 60 25 67 25 31
2016 57 39 74 78 33 74 68 47 58 36 40 30 49
2017 78 59 84 87 55 91 83 59 66 33 59 24 37 18
2018 63 45 62 66 64 38 65 40 35 48 83 21 23 9
2019 48
2020 14
2021 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.5 26 21 5 9 17 8 30.8
2020 23.6 6 5.6 0 2 3 1 16.7
2021 23.8 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 26 22 23 20 24 20 21 23 19 24 27 21 15 17 20 24 17 25 16 22 13 17 17 24 20 26 22 20 26 21 25
2020 6 6 5 5 6 4 6 6 6 5 4 5 3 4 6 6 4 7 6 6 3 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 7 5 6
2021 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.8 88.9 -0.9 88.4 -0.5 88.3 -0.1 90.2 1.9 89 -1.2 84 -5
Launch Angle 15.7 14.8 -0.9 18.4 3.6 21.4 3 21.6 0.2 15.3 -6.3 8.5 -6.8
Barrel % 8.1 8.4 0.3 10.5 2.1 9 -1.5 13.4 4.4 9.7 -3.7 0 -9.7
Hard Hit % 36.9 38.2 1.3 38.5 0.3 34.3 -4.2 43.7 9.4 38.9 -4.8 19 -19.9
Sweet Spot % 33.3 35.8 2.5 39.4 3.6 37.6 -1.8 33.8 -3.8 31.9 -1.9 38.1 6.2
xBA .231 .247 0.016 .26 0.013 .248 -0.012 .239 -0.009 .237 -0.002 .161 -0.076
BA .226 .25 0.024 .254 0.004 .223 -0.031 .216 -0.007 .198 -0.018 .118 -0.08
xwOBA .312 .327 0.015 .354 0.027 .335 -0.019 .335 0 .321 -0.014 .231 -0.09
wOBA .309 .34 0.031 .35 0.01 .296 -0.054 .318 0.022 .297 -0.021 .217 -0.08
xSLG .424 .462 0.038 .501 0.039 .437 -0.064 .53 0.093 .471 -0.059 .215 -0.256
SLG .434 .506 0.072 .508 0.002 .37 -0.138 .523 0.153 .469 -0.054 .235 -0.234
K% 22.3 21.4 -0.9 22.5 1.1 20.8 -1.7 24.6 3.8 23.3 -1.3 33.3 10
BB% 8.9 7.5 -1.4 9.2 1.7 11.4 2.2 5.7 -5.7 6.8 1.1 12.8 6
Swing % 48.2 51.4 3.2 49.8 -1.6 49.4 -0.4 56.2 6.8 53.8 -2.4 48.2 -5.6
Whiff% 25.1 25.9 0.8 27.6 1.7 28.7 1.1 30.7 2 28.8 -1.9 36.3 7.5
In Zone % 40.7 44 3.3 46.8 2.8 45.7 -1.1 45.7 0 47 1.3 52.4 5.4
Out of Zone % 59.3 56 -3.3 53.2 -2.8 54.3 1.1 54.3 0 53 -1.3 47.6 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 32 1.3 29.5 -2.5 28 -1.5 37 9 27.9 -9.1 21.5 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.5 33.1 -1.4 34.5 1.4 33.5 -1 40.8 7.3 40.8 0 35.9 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 57 -1.9 60 3 57.1 -2.9 63.1 6 60.2 -2.9 61.5 1.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 571 349 61.1 .391 .315
2017 L 615 464 75.4 .400 .335
2018 L 351 272 77.5 .387 .274
2019 L 319 280 87.8 .363 .319
2020 L 102 89 87.3 .204 .311
2021 L 34 30 88.2 .000 .241

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