Re: Jay Bruce looks like he has become a professional hitter overnight!!!!!!!
If you look at Jay's hitting stats on Fangraphs, there is one glaring change this year so far.
Jay has a 25% line drive rate. A 30% fly ball rate. A 45% ground ball rate.
It's early, but this is way different than the norm for Jay. IMO, it shows serious improvement although in a small sample.
Jay's fly ball rate has always been too high. The uppercut causes a lot of pop flies. Sure, it helps with homers, but it's not the best balance.
I doubt he will continue with a 45% grounder rate. But if Jay can keep the LD rate up and keep the FB rate down, I think this will make he a better hitter overall.