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    BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    The guys over at BA just released their Midseason All Stars for each level. Several Reds prospects made the lists.

    Chris Denorfia was named to the AAA List.
    Joey Votto was named to the AA List
    Jay Bruce was named to the A List and also named Player of the Year.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/261917.html

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    no love for Homer?

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    Best thing about the article is Bruce got an awesome nickname. Someone in the Bronx won't be happy if it sticks.

    "The 19-year-old leads the minors in doubles as well as extra-base hits. While the rest of the talented outfield quintet had been on the prospect radar for years, The Boss emerged as one before his senior year of high school. Two years later, one might say he has as much going for him as any of them."

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    BA has been calling Jay, The Boss in the daily minor league email updates for a while...I missed where it all started at, but I always laugh when they will jsut have his statline and just say THE BOSS!

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44
    Best thing about the article is Bruce got an awesome nickname. Someone in the Bronx won't be happy if it sticks.
    I believe it is more of a reference to a certain Asbury Park, New Jersey native.

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    I like it

    "Now batting..The Boss"

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainHook
    I believe it is more of a reference to a certain Asbury Park, New Jersey native.
    Who both, as it turns out, have a propensity for driving things over fences.
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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    THE BOSS!!! HA.....

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    Low Class A Midseason Top Player

    Low Class A Midseason Top Player
    Jay Bruce, of, Reds (Dayton)

    The strange thing about it is Jay was not in Dayton this year. Every player listed as a Low A all-star is actually playing in High A. BA has two High A lists and no Low A list.

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    Re: Low Class A Midseason Top Player

    Quote Originally Posted by Redman15 View Post
    Low Class A Midseason Top Player
    Jay Bruce, of, Reds (Dayton)

    The strange thing about it is Jay was not in Dayton this year. Every player listed as a Low A all-star is actually playing in High A. BA has two High A lists and no Low A list.
    This is from 2006. debra bumped the thread.

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    I guess I should of looked at the date. My bad.

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    For those who did not know, [url=http://www.fangraphs.com[/url] is now including minor league players in their stat databases. You won't be able to search for minor league players with their search players tool, but you can run your mouse over leaders at the top, select minor leagues, and then find player pages as you sort through each league's leader page.

    Here's Bruce's page, FYI ... http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=$08556&position=OF
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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    Yeah topping this thread definatly confused me. I was impressed Deno managed to be named to the AAA team when he didn't play any baseball this season.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    I wonder what Bruce's LD% is, cause those BABIP numbers are off the charts.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: BA Midseason All Stars; Jay Bruce, Low-A Player of Year

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I wonder what Bruce's LD% is, cause those BABIP numbers are off the charts.
    His line drive rate is 21% of the balls he puts in play through the 2nd of July. So yeah, his line drive rate is high, but the other thing is, he gets quite a few more 'flyball' hits than most people do. What I have noticed from looking at lots of minor leaguers is that power hitter types with his LD rates get a few more 'flyball' hits than other guys. I just write it off that they are just hitting the ball harder and further than their peers are and while it may go down as a FB, its probably still hit very hard.


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