Jay Bruce
RF | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 230LBS | Age: 35

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

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 % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2542 444 36 8.1 5.5 89.7 111.4 15.6 34.2 .242 .444 .309 .325 .391 37.6 22.3 8.9
2016 29 2302 416 35 8.4 5.9 88.9 111.8 14.8 35.8 .249 .466 .340 .329 .395 38.2 21.4 7.5
2017 30 2432 419 44 10.5 7.1 88.4 111.5 18.4 39.4 .261 .501 .350 .354 .424 38.8 22.5 9.2
2018 31 1423 245 22 9.0 6.1 88.4 109.0 21.4 37.6 .250 .442 .296 .338 .389 34.8 20.8 11.4
2019 32 1229 231 31 13.4 9.3 90.2 109.2 21.6 33.8 .247 .545 .318 .346 .443 43.7 24.6 5.7
2020 33 413 72 7 9.7 6.8 89.0 109.2 15.3 31.9 .237 .472 .297 .322 .397 38.9 23.3 6.8
2021 34 166 21 0 0.0 0.0 84.0 105.6 8.5 38.1 .161 .215 .217 .231 .264 19.0 33.3 12.8
Player 10507 1848 175 9.5 6.5 89.0 111.8 17.5 36.1 .248 .472 .323 .336 .404 38.2 22.4 8.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 37.4 28.4 28.6 5.6 43.0 32.4 24.3 1.6 27.5 29.5 21.8 7.7 8.1 5.5
2016 38.9 27.4 27.6 6.0 40.6 38.7 20.2 1.9 30.0 27.2 22.8 8.9 8.4 5.9
2017 33.7 32.9 25.8 7.6 43.4 35.6 21.0 4.1 22.9 29.8 23.6 8.8 10.5 7.1
2018 30.2 35.1 24.5 10.2 42.0 40.4 17.1 1.2 20.0 33.1 28.2 8.2 9.0 6.1
2019 29.4 37.7 19.9 13.0 42.9 29.9 27.3 3.5 18.6 32.9 19.0 8.2 13.4 9.3
2020 40.3 36.1 16.7 6.9 45.8 33.3 20.8 5.6 25.0 27.8 22.2 9.7 9.7 6.8
2021 52.4 23.8 19.0 4.8 33.3 61.9 4.8 9.5 28.6 19.0 33.3 9.5 0.0 0.0
Player 35.2 31.5 25.5 7.7 42.4 35.7 21.7 2.7 24.8 29.8 23.1 8.4 9.5 6.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 4-Seamer -1.9 -1 44 26.5 10 .000 .000 .140 43.8 50.0 31.3 .150 .180 .257 0.0
2021 Sinker 0.5 0 42 25.3 10 .222 .222 .250 14.3 10.0 6.7 .272 .343 .308 25.0
2021 Slider -8.3 -2 24 14.5 6 .000 .000 .117 62.5 83.3 41.7 -- -- .117 --
2021 Changeup 2.8 1 21 12.7 5 .250 1.000 .540 50.0 20.0 16.7 .096 .219 .252 33.3
2021 Cutter -4.9 -1 18 10.8 4 .250 .500 .313 27.3 0.0 0.0 .234 .320 .237 25.0
2021 Curveball -3.7 -1 14 8.4 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .169 .207 .164 0.0
2021 Splitter -7.7 0 3 1.8 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2020 4-Seamer -2.4 -3 129 31.2 28 .222 .444 .295 16.7 14.3 11.1 .263 .478 .326 43.5
2020 Cutter -0.3 0 68 16.5 15 .143 .357 .240 41.0 46.7 28.0 .162 .341 .243 28.6
2020 Changeup -4.2 -3 61 14.8 18 .111 .278 .211 51.4 33.3 26.1 .190 .319 .217 33.3
2020 Sinker 0.7 0 52 12.6 16 .250 .563 .391 8.0 0.0 0.0 .288 .535 .347 50.0
2020 Curveball 3.7 2 47 11.4 7 .286 1.143 .571 40.9 57.1 23.5 .242 .909 .464 66.7
2020 Slider 4.2 2 41 9.9 12 .333 .667 .492 19.0 16.7 14.3 .343 .699 .501 14.3
2020 Splitter -4.3 -1 15 3.6 6 .000 .000 .267 37.5 16.7 25.0 .122 .133 .217 25.0
2019 4-Seamer 1.2 5 401 32.6 119 .272 .640 .379 19.6 17.6 19.1 .286 .628 .382 41.5
2019 Slider 0.3 1 214 17.4 54 .196 .522 .342 49.6 42.6 31.9 .193 .466 .323 50.0
2019 Changeup -1.4 -3 193 15.7 49 .163 .408 .236 38.3 28.6 19.7 .245 .546 .322 40.0
2019 Sinker 2.1 3 169 13.8 41 .351 .811 .527 21.4 14.6 20.0 .320 .718 .452 48.4
2019 Curveball -1.4 -2 137 11.1 32 .133 .400 .275 32.9 31.3 17.5 .195 .463 .295 40.0
2019 Cutter -7.8 -4 51 4.1 16 .000 .000 .000 29.0 12.5 22.2 .126 .172 .131 50.0
2019 Splitter -0.2 0 14 1.1 6 .167 .333 .208 66.7 50.0 75.0 .186 .258 .186 33.3
2019 N/A -17.8 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .242 .253 .262 100.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.5 -2 464 32.6 112 .260 .440 .342 21.9 17.9 16.3 .256 .490 .356 31.3
2018 Sinker 0.8 2 284 20.0 87 .276 .434 .348 18.6 10.3 13.6 .327 .607 .441 41.2
2018 Changeup -2.0 -4 218 15.3 60 .138 .190 .161 42.1 26.7 21.6 .221 .298 .240 31.0
2018 Slider 0.0 0 177 12.4 35 .097 .226 .199 41.9 37.1 16.3 .148 .233 .225 38.9
2018 Curveball 0.4 1 148 10.4 26 .261 .522 .371 27.3 26.9 13.7 .193 .332 .280 43.8
2018 Cutter -1.3 -1 89 6.3 23 .200 .200 .248 34.8 21.7 23.8 .177 .293 .268 20.0
2018 Splitter 3.3 1 34 2.4 11 .333 .778 .505 55.6 45.5 31.3 .330 .748 .497 50.0
2018 Knuckleball -23.2 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .580 .641 .530 0.0
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 4 642 26.4 177 .244 .500 .355 17.2 17.5 17.5 .258 .515 .362 34.9
2017 Sinker 2.3 13 564 23.2 167 .342 .623 .454 12.6 10.2 12.2 .362 .688 .470 51.1
2017 Slider 0.5 2 389 16.0 87 .203 .430 .305 45.8 42.5 22.6 .193 .356 .272 26.2
2017 Changeup -0.6 -2 310 12.7 64 .164 .361 .241 40.7 25.0 17.8 .226 .497 .318 28.9
2017 Curveball 3.1 10 306 12.6 72 .262 .615 .422 39.6 33.3 23.1 .194 .361 .278 39.0
2017 Cutter -2.1 -3 159 6.5 37 .194 .361 .273 26.2 24.3 20.0 .211 .337 .247 29.6
2017 Splitter -2.0 -1 38 1.6 8 .143 .143 .200 71.4 62.5 35.7 .182 .249 .249 100.0
2017 Knuckleball -4.1 0 11 0.5 4 .250 .500 .313 16.7 0.0 -- .182 .290 .192 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 441 1,659 -2 -12 7 7 0
2009 376 1,499 -2 -8 4 8 2
2010 575 2,148 2 -16 13 10 8
2011 650 2,577 22 -27 9 13 17
2012 644 2,486 5 -18 13 13 12
2013 688 2,735 7 -17 11 14 15
2014 540 2,120 -1 -21 8 8 -7
2015 641 2,512 -4 -27 6 13 -13
2016 585 2,284 13 -13 11 9 20
2017 637 2,513 13 -14 11 13 23
2018 356 1,417 -8 -15 10 9 -4
2019 317 1,179 5 -10 1 5 1
2020 102 413 2 -11 4 2 -3
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 2,542 40.7 73.8 84.0 30.7 58.2 42.4 34.5 48.2 25.1 4.9 83.1
2016 2,302 44.0 76.1 80.0 32.0 62.0 43.2 33.1 51.4 25.9 5.9 87.5
2017 2,432 46.8 72.8 80.9 29.5 53.8 41.4 34.5 49.8 27.6 7.0 84.2
2018 1,423 45.4 75.9 78.1 27.5 54.0 42.0 33.8 49.4 28.7 7.5 86.0
2019 1,229 45.7 79.4 79.7 37.0 50.6 42.2 40.8 56.2 30.7 8.5 88.0
2020 413 47.0 83.0 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 4.2 100.0
Player 10,507 44.5 75.4 80.7 30.8 55.9 42.3 35.2 50.6 27.4 6.4 86.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 58 30 73 82 43 82 74 69 85 62 25 67 25 40 30
2016 55 37 71 79 30 74 68 47 84 57 36 40 30 29 49
2017 76 55 83 85 54 91 83 59 84 68 33 59 24 36 37 19
2018 65 47 62 67 66 38 65 41 66 35 48 83 21 54 23 8
2019 65 48
2020 62 14
2021 39 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 %
2016 21.6 33 23.8 9 21 18 10 30.3
2017 21.3 38 34.0 4 13 30 10 26.3
2018 21.9 9 6.9 2 12 7 1 11.1
2019 21.5 26 23.1 3 8 21 7 26.9
2020 23.6 6 5.3 1 2 4 2 33.3
2021 23.8 1 0.7 0 0 1 0 0.0
Player 21.6 113 93.7 19 56 81 30 26.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 33 25 32 21 21 27 19 23 23 21 30 23 17 19 24 26 23 26 14 24 37 15 19 25 23 26 31 22 20 23 34
2017 38 33 42 34 34 38 33 33 34 28 35 37 25 22 31 40 33 43 20 34 41 28 31 40 38 35 38 30 32 31 46
2018 9 10 13 3 5 9 5 9 6 6 7 7 3 4 5 6 5 11 2 7 10 5 5 5 8 8 8 5 9 7 13
2019 26 26 27 20 21 24 22 27 26 21 27 21 18 18 21 25 22 29 15 22 29 18 18 25 20 26 26 22 27 22 28
2020 6 5 5 5 5 4 0 6 6 5 4 5 4 4 4 6 5 7 5 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 7 5 7
2021 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Player 113 99 120 83 87 103 80 99 96 81 104 94 67 68 86 104 89 116 57 93 124 72 79 101 95 102 109 84 95 89 129
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.7 88.9 -0.8 88.4 -0.5 88.4 0 90.2 1.8 89 -1.2 84 -5
Launch Angle 15.6 14.8 -0.8 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 % 37.6 38.2 0.6 38.8 0.6 34.8 -4 43.7 8.9 38.9 -4.8 19 -19.9
Sweet Spot % 34.2 35.8 1.6 39.4 3.6 37.6 -1.8 33.8 -3.8 31.9 -1.9 38.1 6.2
xBA .242 .249 0.007 .261 0.012 .25 -0.011 .247 -0.003 .237 -0.01 .161 -0.076
BA .226 .25 0.024 .254 0.004 .223 -0.031 .216 -0.007 .198 -0.018 .118 -0.08
xwOBA .325 .329 0.004 .354 0.025 .338 -0.016 .346 0.008 .322 -0.024 .231 -0.091
wOBA .309 .34 0.031 .35 0.01 .296 -0.054 .318 0.022 .297 -0.021 .217 -0.08
xSLG .444 .466 0.022 .501 0.035 .442 -0.059 .545 0.103 .472 -0.073 .215 -0.257
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 45.4 -1.4 45.7 0.3 47 1.3 52.4 5.4
Out of Zone % 59.3 56 -3.3 53.2 -2.8 54.6 1.4 54.3 -0.3 53 -1.3 47.6 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 30.7 32 1.3 29.5 -2.5 27.5 -2 37 9.5 27.9 -9.1 21.5 -6.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.5 33.1 -1.4 34.5 1.4 33.8 -0.7 40.8 7 40.8 0 35.9 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 58.9 57 -1.9 60 3 57.5 -2.5 63.1 5.6 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 616 465 75.5 .400 .334
2018 L 356 274 77.0 .381 .272
2019 L 319 280 87.8 .363 .319
2020 L 102 89 87.3 .204 .311
2021 L 34 30 88.2 .000 .241

Pitch Tempo

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