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Jay Bruce (RF)

Cincinnati Reds - 57% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

Bruce went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout on Sunday in the Reds' 9-0 loss to Jason Hammel and the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce went just 1-for-10 in the four-game weekend series against the Cubs with one run and no RBI. Bruce is currently hitting .265 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 19 games this season. Bruce should be rostered in all fantasy leagues.


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Jay Bruce failed to collect a hit Tuesday, but he did steal two bases, score a run and drive in another.

Fantasy Impact: While his OBP (.298) leaves something to be desired, Bruce has done well in the power (six extra-base hits) and average (.278) departments to start the year. Don't get used to the stolen bases, but they were a nice bonus for owners this week.


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Bruce went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored the lone Reds' run in their 8-1 loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has continued to have a good start to the season hitting .333 with two home runs and 10 RBI through the Reds first nine games. Bruce could be showcasing his talents for a mid-season trade if the Reds are not in playoff contention.


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Jay Bruce off to a good start

Sat, Apr 9th 10:42am EDT
By Brad Richter

Despite a 0-for-3 performance on Friday, Bruce has started the season strong going 6-for-15 with two home runs and seven RBI over the Reds' first four games.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce was the subject of numerous trade rumors during the offseason, but remained in Cincinnati to begin his ninth season with the Reds. Power has always been a part of Bruce's game as he showed on Thursday when he hit two home runs. Bruce should be owned in all fantasy leagues due to his power with the hopes that he can improve his batting average which has been deflated the last two seasons thanks to low BABIPs (.269 and .251).


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The Orioles continue to target an OF after missing out on Dexter Fowler. Jon Heyman names Jay Bruce as a potential target. The O's have been tied to Bruce previously, and it's been reported that the Reds will unload him in the coming days. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bruce is all but guaranteed to be dealt at this point. It just remains to be determined where he'll be playing in 2016. Baltimore is a logical fit, though it's not clear what Bruce's role would be if he's dealt to the O's. He'd likely see time in RF, though considering his career splits he could find himself in a platoon in Baltimore.


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The Reds would like to trade Jay Bruce within the week. If Bruce does not get traded, he will likely begin the season in Cincinnati. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Reds have forced their own hand by having to trade Jay Bruce. Wherever he goes, his value will most likely trend upwards. He will never help you with his average but he is still relevant in the HR and RBI categories.


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The three-team trade involving Reds OF Jay Bruce is "dead," according to Buster Olney. The deal had gained traction, but it ended reportedly due to medical concerns. It's not clear which player's medicals caused the deal to hit a snag. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Michael Saunders was the other notable player named in rumors, so it would seem that the medical issues are likely to stem from he and Bruce. Still, there were said to be prospects in the deal, so any guess is simply that, pure speculation. At this point, it's clear that the Reds want to move Bruce.


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It looks as if the deal that would have sent Jay Bruce to Toronto, Michael Saunders to Anaheim and prospects to the Reds has been held up due to the medical situation of a player invovled. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This would be extremely unfortunate for Bruce, both in real and fantasy baseball. Bruce would have benefited tremendously if this deal had gone through. For now the deal is dead.


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Reds and Blue Jays are in talks to work out a deal for Jay Bruce. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Jay Bruce makes his way over the border we should see his value go up as he will be in a lineup where he would have more RBI opportunities and better lineup protection.


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The Reds improved to 62-84 on the season with a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Friday. Jay Bruce went deep in the contest and finished 1-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout. The home run was Bruce's 22nd of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce's average, on-base percentage and OPS are are below his career averages. Bruce can still supply some decent power numbers, but owners must consider if that's worth his poor performance in other areas.


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Jay Bruce scores, collects RBI

Wed, Sep 16th 1:41pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jay Bruce went 1-for-5 Tuesday against the Giants, scoring a run and driving in another.

Fantasy Impact: While Bruce has only turned in an 0-for in three starts this month, he's also only had two multi-hit performances in September. This has limited his usefulness to daily leagues on prime matchups.


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Jay Bruce batted 3-for-5, driving in three runs while scoring another in a 6-3 Cincinnati victory over Milwaukee on Sunday. Two of Bruce's RBI came on a fifth-inning home run. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The three RBI posted by Bruce today are the first runs driven in by Jay Bruce this month, as Bruce looks to regain momentum after going 3-of-25 over the last seven days.


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Jay Bruce goes hitless

Tue, Sep 1st 10:04am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jay Bruce went 0-for-5 with a walk and run scored during Monday's win against the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce turned in a three-hit performance, including his 19th home run of the season, over the weekend. But overall his August struggles have continued. He's now only posted an OPS of .477 on the month.


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Jay Bruce's struggles continue

Mon, Aug 24th 9:34am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jay Bruce went 0-for-1 Sunday in his pinch-hitting opportunity. Bruce only has one hit in his last 17 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has struggled mightily this month, only posting an OPS of .429 in August. He's been maddening for fantasy owners, as he was coming off a very solid June and July.


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The Reds managed just four hits in a 2-1 loss to the Padres on Monday. Jay Bruce accounted for the Reds only run with a home run in the second inning. It was Bruce's 18th home run of the season and is now batting .248.

Fantasy Impact: The homer was Bruce's first in his last 12 games. Having said that, his home run total already matches last year's total and is on pace to approach 30 home runs. Bruce remains one of the better power options in the outfield.


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The Reds improved to 47-55 following a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Jay Bruce belted two doubles, knocked in a run and scored a run in four at-bats. Bruce is now batting .260 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has 11 RBI over the past five games an raised his total to 60 for the season. His average, on-base percentage and OPS are all above his career marks and is on pace for 27 home runs and 95 RBI this season.


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Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 in a 15-5 win over the Pirates on Thursday, driving in three runs. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has driven in 10 runs over the last five games and has improved his batting average from .238 to .257 over the last 30 days. For fantasy owners desperate for a spark, Bruce looks to be a slugger hitting his stride.


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The Reds got just two hits on Wednesday, but defeated the Cardinals by the score of 1-0. The lone run came on a home run by Jay Bruce. The homer was his 17th of the season. He now has 56 RBI and is batting .257 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has three home runs and 10 RBI over his last 10 games. He's on pace to surpass 25 home runs and 90 RBI and is a solid fantasy option for those needing power in the outfield.


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The Reds got pounded by the Rockies on Sunday, 17-7, despite getting 14 hits. Jay Bruce lead the Reds, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run and four RBI. Bruce is now batting .258 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce's average, on-base percentage and OPS are slightly above his career averages. He has 16 home runs and 53 RBI and remains a sold outfield power option in any fantasy league.


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The Reds made the most of eight hits in defeating the Cubs on Monday, 5-4. Jay Bruce hit one of three Reds' home runs. He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and is now batting .255 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce's home run was his 15th of the season. He's been solid and is on pace for 36 doubles and 26 home runs. Bruce's batting average, on-base percentage and OPS are all above his career averages.


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Jay Bruce hit a three-run home run in a 9-4 loss to the Indians, adding a sacrifice fly to finish the night batting 2-for-4. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Bruce made his presence in the cleanup spot known on Saturday, driving in all four Cincinnati runs. Batting .255 on the year, Bruce is currently on a five-game hitting streak, piecing together nine hits and a pair of doubles to go along with two home runs during that stretch.


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Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 in Cincinnati's 1-0 win over Miami on Friday, scoring the lone run of the contest with a solo shot in the second inning.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce continues to be a solid choice for an emergency outfielder, hitting near his career batting average of .250 this season (.240). Scattering four hits over the Reds' last three games, however, might indicate that Bruce is rapidly gaining momentum headed into the All-Star break, and could be a viable pick for a weekend fantasy start.


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The Reds had six players with two or more hits in their 11-7 win over the Twins. Jay Bruce had two hits, both of them doubles and drove in two runs. His 2-for-4 game raised his batting average to .214 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce, who had been having a down year until recently, now has his averages near his career mark. He's on pace to hit 28 doubles and 26 home runs and is should be a good choice to play every day in most leagues.


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The Reds got 12 hits on Wednesday in defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-2. Jay Bruce was one of five Reds with two or more hits. He finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. Bruce raised his batting average to .240 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has hit safely in his last seven games, going 14-for-40. He's a good pickup for fantasy owners in need of on-base percentage and home runs.


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Despite getting 14 hits, the Reds fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, 7-6. Jay Bruce had a big night at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. The home run was his 12th of the season and he's now batting .237.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce is on pace to hit 28 home runs, knock in 87 runs and walk 87 times. While he will not provide much in most fantasy categories, Bruce is a good power option in the outfield.


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The Reds used the long ball to defeat the Miami Marlins on Sunday, 5-2. Jay Bruce belted a two run home run in the sixth inning. It was his 11th home run of the season. It was his only hit in four at-bats and is now batting .234 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce is on pace for 26 home runs and despite a relatively low batting average, has a decent on-base percentage of .338. Expect Bruce to continue to be a decent power option in the outfield, but wont provide much else in terms of fantasy value.


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The Reds pounded out 11 hits in their 5-2 win over the Phillies on Wednesday. Jay Bruce was not a part of that attack, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. He's now batting .218 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Bruce is on pace for 25 home runs and 81 RBI, he's struck out 55 times in 193 at-bats. His batting average and slugging percentage are significantly below his career averages. While Bruce is a good fantasy option for those that need power, he'll provide very little in other areas.


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The Reds struggled offensively on Sunday, getting just six hits in a 5-2 loss to the Indians. Jay Bruce, who is hitting just .211 this season, went 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce has seven home runs and 19 RBI, but has struck out 43 times this season. While he's on pace for 26 home runs, Bruce's on-base percentage and slugging percentage are down from his career numbers. Bruce is still a good power option, but don't expect much in other categories.


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Jay Bruce appears lost at the plate, he is batting a putrid .162 this season and has struck out in 33% of his at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce received the night off in the midst of a 6-for -45 month of May, but is expected back in the lineup tonight. Bruce, a perennial 30 Home Run and 100 RBI guy has sunk to $2400 on FanDuel as his struggles at the plate reach all-time highs, but the slump may be nearing an end. On Thursday, with the bases loaded, Bruce put good wood on a ball into right center which initially looked to be gone, but was hulled in at the base of the wall. Tonight San Francisco will run out Ryan Vogelsong, a guy Bruce has hit at a .353 clip including a homer and 4 RBI in 17 at-bats. Jay Bruce is feast or famine in the DFS world, hopefully he’s hungry tonight.


Bruce walks 3 times and homers in 9-6 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Jay Bruce goes 1-for-1 in five plate appearances Monday night. The second inning hit was a 2-run bomb, his fourth of the season. Jay Bruce remains risky in DFS formats due to his minuscule .293 OBP and high propensity for strikeouts, but tonight’s 3 walks are encouraging for potential future results. Jay Bruce is listed at $2800 on Tuesday night FanDuel contests and if Bruce is able to display the same type of patience at the plate tomorrow, then he will be one of the best bargains available.


Jay Bruce knocks in tenth RBI of spring (Source: Gameday Box)

Fantasy Impact: Jay Bruce drove in his tenth RBI of the spring this afternoon which ranks fourth on the club. More impressive is Bruce has only 41 at-bats this spring and has been able to pair his 10 RBI’s with 3 bombs, which is exactly what the Reds need from a staple in the middle of the order. The one troubling area remaining with Bruce is the .195 spring batting average following his career worst of .217 in 2014. Expect Bruce to have his share of great games and generate big time power numbers this season, although he will remain a risky play in the daily games until he can cut down strikeouts and produce on a more consistent basis.