- Rylan Edwards' 10 Bold Predictions
with more than a little closer experience. I don’t know why if you’re Bruce Bochy in an even year and presumably competitive, you’d hand over closer reigns to someone who’s never done it before when
- Jay Bruce Might Finally Get Traded
Jay Bruce's tenure with the Reds has reached the kids in the back seat asking "Are we there, yet?" stage. It feels like he should have been traded a while ago, yet here is, again a trade target
- Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez: Twin Trade Chips
and Colorado Rockies are in a decent position to move two hitters, neither of whom are rentals nor franchise cornerstones. Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez are remarkably similar players and both could
- Rylan Edwards' Bold Predictions for 2017
- Rylan Edwards' 10 Bold Predictions Revisited - Why, God Why? Edition
- The Case for Keeping Josh Reddick
DeJesus, David Murphy, and Gerardo Parra. Yoenis Cespedes netted a good package for the Detroit Tigers headlined by Michael Fulmer, and even Cespedes was brought in to play center field. Jay Bruce
- How the Reds Can Win the NL Central
- An Annual Reminder from Eric Hosmer and Adam Jones
2013-2015 DRS AVG
2013-2015 1/3 Season AVG DEF
Difference in 2016
- Hall of Fame Voters Really Made Love to the Pooch with This Closer Situation
*, it is difficult to judge because the only full-time relief pitchers in the Hall of Fame are Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage and Bruce Sutter. Hoyt Wilhem is not an apt comparison, having retired in 1972
- Teams Saved $500 Million by Locking Up Players Early
- Carlos Martinez's Change is Working
, struggled in a small sample against left-handed hitters, and he had trouble with Jay Bruce on Sunday. In 2014, Martinez faced 171 left-handers: He struck out around 11% of those hitters and walked 13
- Noah Syndergaard Was Aroldis Chapman for One Night
Number of Times
- Which All-Star Team Is More Talented?
far this season and Kershaw leads the NL and is tied at 5.5 with Mike Trout in MLB. Even with those losses, the NL has put together a talented squad.
Poor Jay Bruce. While his defensive numbers
- Exit Velocity Carryover Effect
- Next Year's Free-Agent Hitters Offer More of the Same
Melvin Upton Jr.
- 2017 Positional Power Rankings: Bullpen (#16-30)
- Joc Pederson Taking the Adam Dunn Path
- MIke Foltynewicz Needs to Mix Up His Fastballs
an out against Jay Bruce when the four-seamer was slightly lower in the zone.
In his next start, against the Phillies, he made the same pitch to Ryan Howard and was not as lucky.
- Mets Continue to Act Like Small-Market Team
winning club. The deadline is not here yet and the Mets could still add Carlos Gonzalez or Jay Bruce and render much of the above moot, but the team's current practices indicate a major deal
- MLB Teams Best Positioned to Take on Salary at Deadline
million remaining on his contract after this year. Andrew Miller will earn $18 million through the 2018 season. Carlos Gonzalez has $20 million coming to him next year while Jay Bruce has a reasonable
- Orioles Reacquire Lefty-Masher Steve Pearce
, as the defensive development at that position requires a considerable amount of time. Pearce has no role in the Rays' future, but Heim might.
The Orioles did really well here. While Jay Bruce
- The Disappearing Trade Value of Ryan Braun
as free agents. Jay Bruce and Carlos Gonzalez are presumably available in trade, as well. While one could make a case that Braun is the best player of that group -- and is considerably better than
- Carl Edwards: Riding Spin to Success
Maybe you know who Carl Edwards Jr. is. Maybe you're a Cubs fan, or remember him from prospect lists. Maybe you wondered who that 120-pound dude with the 95 mph fastball was one day and did some
- Lucas Duda, Everyday Player
- Stanton, Altuve, and Another Warning About Defense
- Yoenis Cespedes and Next Year's Poor Free-Agent Class
or younger. Add in medium-range options like Denard Span, Dexter Fowler, and Gerardo Parra and a trade market including Carlos Gonzalez, Jay Bruce, and Andre Ethier, and it's easy to see how Cespedes
- So Much Talent in the WBC
Allan de San Miguel
- 2017 Positional Power Rankings: Second Base
, they also have Dilson Herrera, acquired from the Mets in the Jay Bruce trade. Herrera is the same age as Peraza, and while he might not have quite prospect shine that Peraza once had, he’s also
- Carl Edwards Had a Bad Day in a Great Year
I've been particularly intrigued recently by Carl Edwards Jr., a Cubs reliever who got called up last season. He had always seemed to be surprisingly good, but I wasn't aware quite how good he
- FanGraphs Audio: Craig Edwards' Inaugural Appearance
Craig Edwards has contributed and/or still contributes to SB Nation Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Yankees blog Pinstripe Alley. He now definitely contributes every day to FanGraphs
- What Can We Expect From C.J. Edwards?
with a 74/19 K/BB in 61 2/3 innings).
After the recent Matt Garza trade, newly dealt righthander C.J. Edwards seems like a candidate for a stock rise in the same vein. I saw three of his starts
- Jay Bruce's May Surge
After a slow first month of the season - in which he hit .237/.306/.381 - Jay Bruce is absolutely on fire in the month of May. Even though Joe Pawlikowski recently wrote about the difficulty involved
- Jay Bruce is Pretty OK
Jay Bruce arrives with a 3-3 night, including 2 walks. Reds fans rejoice:
"Did he actually touch the ground, or did he just glide from base to base?" - On Baseball and The Reds
- What Jay Bruce Is Missing
Well, a new team, for starters. What Jay Bruce is missing is a new team. Rather, a new team is missing Jay Bruce. Twice now, the Reds have reportedly been on the verge of trading Bruce. First
- Projecting Jay Bruce
Jay Bruce so far, in two major league seasons, has a .328 career wOBA in 839 plate appearances. As such, one might be surprised to see the following Bill James projection on his player page:
- Jay Bruce's Oddity
towards the player’s true talent level. For an example of what people think of as the textbook definition of a young player improving, take a certain member of the Reds. This is Jay Bruce’s third big
- Bruce... A Work in Progress at the Plate
As a 23-year-old with a wide array of skills, Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is one of the most valuable long-term talents in the game. The twelfth overall pick in the 2005 draft reached
- Jay Bruce: Born to Hit
As mentioned yesterday, the Cincinnati Reds outfield is something of a mess right now. However, there is one leviathan-sized exception: 21 year-old prodigy Jay Bruce. Since the Texas native
- Believe in Jay Bruce
Few young sluggers entered the 2009 season with more fanfare than Cincinnati's Jay Bruce. The sweet-swinging lefty terrorized minor league pitchers, batting .308/.366/.551 on the farm and reaching
- The Jay Bruce Extension
Late last night (or very early this morning), Jerry Crasnick reported that the Cincinnati Reds signed emerging star Jay Bruce to a six-year, $51 million dollar contract with a club option
- A Defense of Jay Bruce
As a Jay Bruce owner and sympathizer -- or maybe that’s Jay Bruce-owner sympathizer -- I feel compelled to at least take a half-hearted hack at Dave Cameron’s trade value rankings.
While I’ve agreed
- Comparing the Bruce and Gonzalez Extensions
massive when compared to one of his peers.
Last month the Reds signed their young outfielder, Jay Bruce, to a six-year, $51 million extension. Matt Klaassen wrote that one up at the time and liked
- Jay Bruce Bottoms Out
Hindsight is 20/20, so the old saying goes, but in retrospect, it shouldn't be that surprising that Jay Bruce had a season like he just did. Looking at his 2011-2013 seasons, he was already
- Crowdsourcing Results: Morrow and Bruce
Alright, let's take a look at your thoughts on where Brandon Morrow and Jay Bruce will be drafted this coming year.
My Vote: 12
Standard Dev: 3.56
- Jay Bruce: What Happened?
When the 2013 season ended, Jay Bruce was 26 and coming off of three straight 30-homer seasons. Sure, he struck out a bit much, and had some issues defensively, but he was a young man in his prime
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Jay Bruce
Since you guys really seemed to have liked the ADP Crowdsourcing idea, we’re going to march forward and do a couple every week. Today, I’m going to tackle Jay Bruce, and the results for both Morrow
- Bruce Chen's Footnote in History
This is not the timeliest of posts, so apologies to those who come here for more 2010-related discussion.
In 1999, Baseball America ranked Bruce Chen as the number four prospect in baseball. Chen
- Bruce Chen: The Next Moyer?
Bruce Chen recently told Tyler Kepner that, health permitting, he could see himself having a very lengthy career similar to Jamie Moyer's. The man still loves everything about baseball and is fully
- Jay Bruce On Hitting
Before a game against the Padres, I sat down with Reds outfielder Jay Bruce to talk about his frustrating season so far, divorcing process from results, the value of routine, and his hitting approach