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    Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Major props to Doug.

    Could Hot Hitting Jay Bruce Be Coming To Chattanooga Soon?
    by Tim Evearitt
    posted May 6, 2007

    It will be interesting to see how long it is until Jay Bruce is called up to the Lookouts. Whenever Bruce arrives, area fans are going to be able to watch someone very special.

    Bruce is rated by Baseball America the #2 prospect for Cincinnati (behind Homer Bailey), and eighth out of the 50 top prospects rated by Minor League Baseball.

    Although there was a chance he would open 2007 with Double-A Chattanooga, the young outfielder is playing with High-A Sarasota.

    Doug Gray of the Reds Minor League website had this to say about Bruce:

    Jay Bruce is absolutely on fire. Bruce went 2-4 with a double (Friday) and a solo home run (6).

    For the season Jay is hitting .345 (.646 alugging) in the Florida State League.

    Since 2002 the highest batting average for a guy 20 or younger with 100 at bats in the league was .335 by Joe Mauer, and the highest slugging percentage was .569 by Matt Kemp.

    Bruce has 18 extra-base hits in 113 at bats.

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    The Minor League Baseball web site (MiLB.com) has listed its 2007 top 50 prospect rankings. The poll is base upon 17 members of the scouting community and MiLB.com. Below are their top ten prospects.

    1. Delmon Young, OF, Devil Rays (491)

    2. Alex Gordon, 3B, Royals (479)

    3. Homer Bailey, RHP, Reds (407)

    4. Phil Hughes, RHP, Yankees (395)

    5. Brandon Wood, SS, Angels (381)

    6. Cameron Maybin, OF, Tigers (334)

    7. Justin Upton, OF, Diamondbacks (315)

    8. Jay Bruce, OF, Reds (236)

    9. Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Rockies (229)

    10. Yovani Gallardo, RHP, Brewers (220)

    http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_106872.asp

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    Congrats Doug.
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    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Sweet. I always liked that Tim Evearitt guy.

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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Doug, how is he doing vs. those Southpaws?
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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    Doug, how is he doing vs. those Southpaws?
    Bruce is hitting .355/.382/.548 - .931 OPS in 31 atbats vs lefties this year.

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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Isn't it about time they put this kid on the fast track? Doug what are his weaknesses?

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    I think it's time for Jay to make the jump to AA and I think he should spend a full year in AA.
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    Very cool, Doug.
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    Hamilton and Bruce are going to look great in the Reds line-up for years to come... question is though, do the Reds keep Dunn to team with them or go out and get a right handed outfielder... or we may already have one in Stubbs... That would be one awesome defensive and offensive outfield... Stubbs-LF Hamilton- CF, Bruce- RF
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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Jay Bruce will not be in Sarasota much longer. The Reds brass has said since the season started they expect him to get to Chattanooga faster than Bailey did last year and Homer was there toward the end of June.

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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Major props to Doug.

    Could Hot Hitting Jay Bruce Be Coming To Chattanooga Soon?
    by Tim Evearitt
    posted May 6, 2007

    It will be interesting to see how long it is until Jay Bruce is called up to the Lookouts. Whenever Bruce arrives, area fans are going to be able to watch someone very special.

    Bruce is rated by Baseball America the #2 prospect for Cincinnati (behind Homer Bailey), and eighth out of the 50 top prospects rated by Minor League Baseball.

    Although there was a chance he would open 2007 with Double-A Chattanooga, the young outfielder is playing with High-A Sarasota.

    Doug Gray of the Reds Minor League website had this to say about Bruce:

    Jay Bruce is absolutely on fire. Bruce went 2-4 with a double (Friday) and a solo home run (6).

    For the season Jay is hitting .345 (.646 alugging) in the Florida State League.

    Since 2002 the highest batting average for a guy 20 or younger with 100 at bats in the league was .335 by Joe Mauer, and the highest slugging percentage was .569 by Matt Kemp.

    Bruce has 18 extra-base hits in 113 at bats.

    * * * * *

    The Minor League Baseball web site (MiLB.com) has listed its 2007 top 50 prospect rankings. The poll is base upon 17 members of the scouting community and MiLB.com. Below are their top ten prospects.

    1. Delmon Young, OF, Devil Rays (491)

    2. Alex Gordon, 3B, Royals (479)

    3. Homer Bailey, RHP, Reds (407)

    4. Phil Hughes, RHP, Yankees (395)

    5. Brandon Wood, SS, Angels (381)

    6. Cameron Maybin, OF, Tigers (334)

    7. Justin Upton, OF, Diamondbacks (315)

    8. Jay Bruce, OF, Reds (236)

    9. Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Rockies (229)

    10. Yovani Gallardo, RHP, Brewers (220)

    http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_106872.asp
    Young, Gordon, Hughes, Wood, and Tulowitzki have all been called up already, meaning that they are no longer prospects. Thus the Reds have 2 of the top 3 prospects in the minors. Hows that for the future.
    Last edited by 5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM; 05-07-2007 at 12:42 PM.

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    Re: Doug gets mentioned in the Chattanoogan

    Cool stuff Doug
    Last edited by KronoRed; 05-07-2007 at 01:13 PM. Reason: Typo city
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