Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!
I don't view this as an overall, long-term change. I think Bruce is simply trying to get out of a batting slump and a high strikeout period.
Over the past 7 days, Bruce has a .490 OPS. For the season Bruce has a .674 OPS with 18 strikeouts in 58 official at bats.
IMO, what we've seen in recent days, is a device to get Bruce going. Make contact, hit the other way. Once he's hitting more consistently, I doubt Bruce will become a slap hitter full time.
It's a good skill for Jay, hitting to left, making contact, being more selective. But I wouldn't conclude he's becoming Juan Pierre.