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Jay Bruce | Outfielder | #19

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 227
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Jay Bruce finished 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh.
Bruce appears to be over the back issue which forced him out of the lineup mid-week. He has hit safely in five straight games, his longest streak since a season-high seven-game run from April 8-14. Bruce has driven in six runs over the past six games and continues to produce despite a rough May average. May 28 - 1:27 AM

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Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Padres.

Bruce sat out Wednesday after making an early exit Tuesday with stiffness in his back. It clearly wasn't anything serious. The veteran outfielder is hitting .250/.331/.513 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 41 games this season.
May 25 - 3:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce (back) is absent from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Padres.

Bruce made an early exit Tuesday night after experiencing stiffness in his back. He told reporters Wednesday that it's nothing serious.
May 24 - 3:34 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce left Tuesday's game against the Padres due to back tightness.

Bruce was 1-for-3 with a run scored and two strikeouts before getting replaced in the sixth inning by Juan Lagares. It's probably going to be a day-to-day thing.
May 23 - 9:09 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce launched his 10th home run of the season Wednesday in the Mets' loss to the Giants.

Bruce drew a walk in the first inning, hit a solo shot off Matt Cain in the third inning, and then singled in the bottom of the seventh. He finished the day 2-for-4 and is now batting .283/.364/.591 in 32 games this season.
May 10 - 4:53 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored as the Mets drubbed the Marlins 11-3 on Saturday.

Bruce had a pair of RBI doubles in the contest, knocking in a run in the first inning before plating two with a double in the seventh. His 25 RBI are ninth-best in the National League, and his nine homers on the year also rank among the most in the league. The 30-year-old has had to shoulder a bigger load with the Mets missing a number of starters, and he's done so, batting .291/.376/.609 in 28 games to date.
May 6 - 11:58 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce had a two-run homer and a grand slam Tuesday in the loss to the Braves.

The slam came off Matt Wisler with the Mets down 9-3 in the ninth, but it did give the Mets a chance in this one before Jim Johnson came in and shut the door. Bruce is off to an even faster start this year than in 2016 with the Reds. He has nine homers and a .990 OPS in 25 games.
May 3 - 12:15 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Sunday against the Nationals.

Well, it seems safe to say now that the Mets were right not to give away Bruce in the offseason. There's been plenty of room for Michael Conforto in the outfield anyway, and if they do end up falling out of contention, they should be able to get more for Bruce in July than they would have over the winter. He has a .954 OPS.
Apr 30 - 5:16 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce netted two base hits and two walks in his four plate appearances against the Braves on Wednesday.

Both hits were singles and he didn't factor into the scoring but he continued his hot month of April nonetheless. All the angst about Bruce amongst Mets fans over the winter seems unfounded as he has been one of the better hitters in the National League so far. Bruce is batting .292/.386/.569 with six homers, 13 runs scored and 14 RBI in 70 at-bats.
Apr 26 - 10:48 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 and plated five RBI with a pair of home runs in a 5-4 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday.

The Mets were being shut out in the sixth inning when Bruce homered with two aboard off Vince Velasquez. He went deep again in the eighth inning with a two-run shot that gave the Mets the lead for good. Bruce has been on fire since the get-go this season and currently rocks a .309 batting average with six homers, 11 runs scored and 14 RBI.
Apr 19 - 10:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce is not in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

He's sitting for the first time this season against Marlins left-hander Adam Conley. Curtis Granderson will slide over to right field with Juan Lagares manning center. Bruce has hit .313 with three homers during his seven-game hitting streak.
Apr 15 - 4:17 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce hit a pair of homers Monday to lead the Mets to a 4-3 win over the Phillies.

Bruce showed little this spring and even less after arriving in Queens last summer, but he's opened this season with four homers in seven games. He also has a 3/6 K/BB ratio through 20 at-bats. Last year, he finished at 126/44 in 539 at-bats. Enjoy it for however long it lasts.
Apr 10 - 11:46 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce will bat cleanup for the second straight game on Monday.

Bruce was moved into the cleanup spot and homered on Sunday, so he's staying there even with Curtis Granderson back in the lineup. Prior to Sunday, Bruce hit sixth or seventh in the previous five games of the season.
Apr 10 - 3:45 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce smashed his second home run of the season as the Mets dispatched of the Marlins on Sunday night in New York.

Bruce's solo shot off of Edinson Volquez increased the Mets' advantage to 4-2 in the fifth inning. He finished the night 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and is now hitting .250/.400/.600 with a pair of homers and three RBI through the first week of the season.
Apr 9 - 11:13 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double in the 12-inning loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

The rest of the Mets were 2-for-35 tonight. Bruce had both of the team's extra-base hits. He didn't impress this spring, but there was still no thought of benching him in favor of Michael Conforto. We're still skeptical he'll prove to be the better player of the two, but he's worth using in mixed leagues while playing regularly.
Apr 5 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Edgin
6Paul Sewald
7Seth Lugo
8Neil Ramirez
9Tyler Pill