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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 38.4 22.3 8.9
2016 29 2302 416 35 8.4 88.8 111.8 14.8 36.1 .249 .464 .340 .328 .393 38.3 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 .472 .297 .322 .397 38.9 23.3 6.8
2021 34 166 21 0 0 84 105.6 8.5 38.1 .166 .224 .218 .238 .277 19 33.3 12.8
10506 1848 175 9.5 89 111.8 17.5 35.9 .244 .465 .323 .331 .396 38.3 22.4 8.6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.3 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 62.0 24 21 3 2 1 0 0 6 15 .143 .230 .190 .304 .212 .290 84.0 3 27.7 17.6
2021 Breaking 39 23.5 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 .000 .059 .000 .068 .077 .126 77.2 32 45.5 33.3
2021 Offspeed 24 14.5 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 .200 .070 .800 .141 .456 .195 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 .299 .875 .791 .516 .487 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 41.1 38.5 20.4 1.9 30 27.2 23.1 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 17.6 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 42.7 35.4 21.8 2.7 24.6 29.6 23.2 8.3 9.5
45.2 22.1 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 -7.5 0 3 1.8 1 0 0 0 100 100 50 0
2021 Curveball -3.7 -1 14 8.4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .182 .149 0
2021 Cutter -4.8 -1 17 10.2 4 .25 .5 .313 30 0 0 .26 .384 .277 25
2021 Changeup 2.9 1 21 12.7 5 .25 1 .54 50 20 16.7 .088 .176 .236 33.3
2021 Slider -7.2 -2 25 15.1 6 0 0 .117 58.8 83.3 38.5 .117
2021 Sinker 0.7 0 43 25.9 10 .222 .222 .25 14.3 10 6.3 .284 .373 .327 25
2021 4-Seamer -2.1 -1 43 25.9 10 0 0 .14 43.8 50 33.3 .154 .186 .26 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 .242 .909 .464 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 -7.9 -4 50 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 1 215 17.5 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 -3 156 6.4 36 .2 .371 .281 25.3 22.2 18.6 .217 .347 .254 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 2 392 16.1 87 .203 .43 .305 46.1 42.5 22.4 .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 17.1 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 377 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 687 2735 8 -18 11 14 15
2014 540 2120 -1 -21 8 8 -6
2015 617 2437 -4 -27 7 13 -12
2016 584 2277 12 -14 9 9 17
2017 636 2512 12 -16 11 13 21
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 -3
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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 73.7 84.1 30.9 58.9 42.6 34.5 48.2 25.1 5 82.1
2016 2302 43.9 76.1 80.2 32.1 62 43.2 33.1 51.4 25.9 5.9 87.4
2017 2432 46.8 72.8 81 29.5 53.8 41.4 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 75.3 80.7 30.9 56.1 42.4 35.1 50.6 27.4 6.5 85.8
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

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 61 25 67 25 31
2016 58 41 76 78 33 74 68 45 56 36 40 30 49
2017 78 58 84 87 55 91 83 59 66 33 59 24 37 18
2018 63 44 62 66 63 38 65 40 35 48 83 21 23 9
2019 48
2020 15
2021 4
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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 20.8 5 9 18 7 26.9
2020 23.6 6 5.1 1 2 4 2 33.3
2021 23.8 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 26 22 22 21 24 20 20 22 23 24 25 21 15 17 20 24 16 21 14 22 14 17 19 23 20 25 22 20 25 20 25
2020 6 6 5 6 6 4 5 6 5 5 4 5 3 4 5 6 4 4 6 6 3 5 5 5 6 6 6 5 7 5 5
2021 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 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 88.8 -1 88.4 -0.4 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 % 38.4 38.3 -0.1 38.5 0.2 34.3 -4.2 43.7 9.4 38.9 -4.8 19 -19.9
Sweet Spot % 33.3 36.1 2.8 39.4 3.3 37.6 -1.8 33.8 -3.8 31.9 -1.9 38.1 6.2
xBA .231 .249 0.018 .26 0.011 .248 -0.012 .239 -0.009 .237 -0.002 .166 -0.071
BA .226 .25 0.024 .254 0.004 .223 -0.031 .216 -0.007 .198 -0.018 .118 -0.08
xwOBA .312 .328 0.016 .354 0.026 .335 -0.019 .335 0 .322 -0.013 .238 -0.084
wOBA .309 .34 0.031 .35 0.01 .296 -0.054 .318 0.022 .297 -0.021 .218 -0.079
xSLG .424 .464 0.04 .501 0.037 .437 -0.064 .53 0.093 .472 -0.058 .224 -0.248
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 43.9 3.2 46.8 2.9 45.7 -1.1 45.7 0 47 1.3 52.4 5.4
Out of Zone % 59.3 56.1 -3.2 53.2 -2.9 54.3 1.1 54.3 0 53 -1.3 47.6 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.9 32.1 1.2 29.5 -2.6 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 614 463 75.4 .400 .336
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 .242

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