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07-03-2007, 06:20 PM
Jay Bruce, Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Reds)

Bruce has been on the fast track to the Major Leagues since the Reds selected him in the first round -- No. 12 overall -- in the 2005 Draft.

The only bump in the road thus far came in the form of a pulled quadriceps muscle that led the Reds to keep him with Class A Dayton for the entirety of the 2006 season as a precaution. The injury hardly slowed him down, though, as he finished the Midwest League season first in extra-base hits (63) and doubles (42), and fifth in RBIs (81) and home runs (16).

Bruce was the youngest player to appear in the 2006 Midwest League All-Star Game, and walked away from the event with the game's Most Valuable Player honor after a 3-for-5 performance that included a two-run homer.

He debuted with Class A Advanced Sarasota this season, where the 20-year-old hit .325 with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs in 67 games before being promoted to Double-A Chattanooga on June 21. Since then, the 6-foot-2 Texan is hitting .293 with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs.

Full article (http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070702&content_id=269191&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp)

07-03-2007, 07:18 PM
That article is not true at all. Jay was not the youngest player in the MWL AS Game. Justin Upton is about 5 months younger and he played. Cameron Maybin is 1 day younger and also played in the game.

Poor reporting.