Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:41:59 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce pinch hit in the ninth inning and struck out in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 26, and he is now batting .161 on the year and has struck out 12 times in his last 20 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has been out of the starting lineup the last two games to try to regroup, and even when he returns to the lineup, he needs to be avoided at FantasyScore until he figures things out at the plate.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:11:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 26.
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) appears to be receiving a day off and should return to the starting lineup in the next day or two. Brennan Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will take his place in the lineup, but owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:21:58 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 25.
Fantasy Tip: Bruce ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is just receiving a day off and should return to the starting lineup soon. Brennan Boesch ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will fill in for Bruce but is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:29:13 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (calf) was scratched from the spring lineup with a sore right calf Wednesday, March 11.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how serious Bruce's calf injury is, but the Reds are likely practicing caution here with their slugger. A 2014 season in which Bruce only hit 18 long balls will present you with a buying opportunity in 2015. He has managed to hit at least 21 home runs in every other season of his career, and he reached the 30-homer mark in three of the previous seasons before 2014. Bruce is a safe bet to return to 20 homers (and possibly 30?), and you can snag him in the early middle rounds.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:34:20 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (knee) said his knee is 100% healthy and is a non-issue this spring. Bruce had surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee last May and missed only two weeks after surgery, but he hit a career-low .217 and had a career-low 18 home runs in 2014. Bruce said he started training three weeks earlier this offseason to prepare for the 2015 season.
Fantasy Tip: Because of Bruce's disappointing, injury-riddled 2014 season, expect many fantasy baseball drafters to ignore him completely. We know the power is for real and was likely directly affected by his knee ailment. That presents you with an excellent buying opportunity in Bruce this season as a safe power source likely to rebound.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:44:01 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce's batting average on balls put in play was .280 last season, which was lower than the .322 BABIP he posted in 2013.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:13:26 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce was discussed by the Baltimore Orioles, but the two teams do not have a match.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:05:09 -0800
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is being talked about and could be available on the trade market this offseason.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:50:14 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier, OF Jay Bruce and 2B Brandon Phillips are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:32:13 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 15.