Jay Bruce

HS Grad 2005
Age 31 and 2 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) OF  LHP
Ht/Wt 6-2, 200 lb
Hometown  Beaumont, TX USA
Summer Team  Houston Heat
Fall Team  Houston Heat
MLB Debut 
Reds May 27, 2008
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Reds in 2005
National Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - OF
TX State Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - OF

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4 yr Commitment

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Latest Showcase Report
2003 South Underclass Showcase   Jul 23, 2003
PG Grade: 8.5
Jay Bruce is a good looking prospect for the 2005 class. He is a 6 foot 2 left-handed hitting first baseman with a solid 200 pound frame and a hard hitting bat. He played 1B and pitches, but he did not pitch in Waco. He did not throw across the infield because he is finishing rehab on an arm injury. He did not have to show his arm strength to prove he is an athlete and can hit. He began the showcase by running a 7.02 in the 60 with good coordination and athleticism. He had a good batting practice showing good bat-speed even though he slowed the bat down at times to show all field hitting ability. He knows how to hit and has a nice fluid swing with power as the ball jumped off his bat. In the games he showed more good swings and hits off live pitching. We like his ability with the bat and if he ends up in the outfield we would not be surprised. He presently has a few excellent tools and the potential is there for him to be a good draft pick in 2 years.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 8.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 7.02 sec
91.38% Rank
best 6.60  avg 7.49
 (2005 class in 2003)

best 6.23  avg 7.44
 (2005 class)
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