Originally Posted by Kingspoint
But, Bruce is notoriously known for hitting a lot of solo homeruns, warranted or not. What good is the slugging percentage if those four total bases are producing only one run?
Just to address this point:
Since Bruce entered the league in 2008, 57.6% of HRs across all of MLB have been solo shots. Meanwhile, 60.4% of Jay Bruce's career HRs have been of the solo variety (81 of 134). Not an appreciable difference there. Maybe it just seems like Bruce hits more solo homers because he just plain hits so many homers.