Jay Bruce

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  • RF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 3"/225
  • Age: 28


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Jay Bruce Stats

.226 26 87 9 .729

Jay Bruce MLB Career Stats

.248 208 638 57 .781

Jay Bruce Bio

  • Full Name: Jay Allen Bruce
  • Born: 4/3/1987 in Beaumont, TX
  • Draft: 2005, Cincinnati Reds, 1st rd. (12th overall)
  • High School: West Brook, Beaumont, TX
  • Debut: May 27, 2008
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2015 Stats 580 72 131 26 87 9 .226 .294 .729
MLB Career Stats 4111 595 1018 208 638 57 .248 .319 .781
  • Status: Active

Jay Bruce Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Reds NL 649 364 90.59 230.32 1.15 13.35 45.76
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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September 24, 2015 at 11:02 PM ET

Bruce hits 26th homer

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Thursday vs. the Mets.

September 23, 2015 at 1:16 AM ET

Bruce belts 25th homer

Reds right fielder Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Cardinals on Tuesday.


Jay Bruce Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Cincinnati NL
2012 Cincinnati NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2012 Cincinnati NL
2013 Cincinnati NL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2013 Cincinnati NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
05/2011 Cincinnati NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
10/04/2010 Cincinnati NL
05/31/2011 Cincinnati NL
08/15/2011 Cincinnati NL
04/30/2012 Cincinnati NL
09/10/2012 Cincinnati NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Chattanooga SOU

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Louisville INT

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Dayton MID
2007 Louisville INT

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Sarasota FSL

Baseball America Low Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Dayton MID

FSL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/18/2007 Sarasota FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Sarasota FSL

MID All-Star Game Top Star

Year Team League
2006 Dayton MID

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Dayton MID

MID Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/11/2006 Dayton MID

MID Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Dayton MID

Jay Bruce Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2010 25 20th in NL
2011 32 8th in NL
2012 34 3rd in NL
2013 30 3rd in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2011 97 8th in NL
2012 99 9th in NL
2013 109 2nd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2010 .846 23rd in NL
2012 .841 17th in NL
2013 .807 25th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2010 .493 21st in NL
2011 .474 21st in NL
2012 .514 9th in NL
2013 .478 18th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2011 84 20th in NL
2012 89 17th in NL
2013 89 10th in NL


Season BB Rank
2011 71 11th in NL
2012 62 19th in NL
2013 63 15th in NL


Season H Rank
2011 150 24th in NL
2013 164 15th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2012 35 18th in NL
2013 43 3rd in NL


Season 3B Rank
2010 5 19th in NL
2012 5 24th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 157 15th in NL
2012 155 19th in NL
2013 160 5th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 585 11th in NL
2013 626 4th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2011 664 12th in NL
2012 633 22nd in NL
2013 697 6th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2011 277 13th in NL
2012 288 9th in NL
2013 299 4th in NL


Season SO Rank
2010 136 20th in NL
2011 158 8th in NL
2012 155 7th in NL
2013 185 2nd in NL
2014 149 9th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2008 6 17th in NL
2011 7 19th in NL

Jay Bruce Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 1, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated RF Jay Bruce from the bereavement list.
July 29, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed RF Jay Bruce on the bereavement list.
May 21, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated RF Jay Bruce from the 15-day disabled list.
May 6, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed RF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 5, 2014. Recovering from left knee surgery
September 14, 2009 Cincinnati Reds activated RF Jay Bruce from the 15-day disabled list.
September 3, 2009 sent RF Jay Bruce on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
July 12, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed RF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list. Broken right wrist.

Jay Allen Bruce Bio Info

Attended West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas, where as a senior in 2005 he was a National High School Player of the Year candidate (.538, 12hr, 31rbi, 13sb)...it has been reported that 30 scouts attended every game that season...Reds and Cooperstown Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson also was born in Beaumont, Texas... in 2011 was the Reds' nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award for community service and designated his $7,500 donation toward Scott Rolen's Enis Furley Foundation.


Turned 27 years old 3 games into his seventh Major League season...fell 2 homers shy in his bid to become only the 12th player in Major League history to produce at least 20hr in each of his first 7 seasons...spent just 2 weeks on the 15-day disabled list (5/6-5/20) following arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his left knee...from 7/29-7/31 missed 3g while on the bereavement list...after Joey Votto was disabled and with Brayan Pena on paternity leave, made his only 3 professional apps and starts at 1B (7/7 vs Chi, 7/8 vs Chi, 7/11 vs Pit)...led the club with 57 starts batting fourth and 42 starts batting fifth...on 7/28 vs Ari batted second in the order for the ?rst time since 5/1/11 vs Fla and for the season made 16 starts in that spot...on 4/3 vs StL celebrated his 27th birthday with 2 hits, including a 2-run HR off Lance Lynn...on 6/3 vs SF produced an RBI-double off Tim Lincecum for his 500th career RBI...joined Johnny Bench, Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson and Adam Dunn as the only Reds players to produce 500rbi at age 27 or younger...his 2-run HR on 6/7 off Phi's Ethan Martin was his 100th at Great American Ball Park...from 6/20-6/26 produced an extra-base hit in 7 consecutive apps, the sixth-longest such streak in Reds history since 1900 and the longest since Dave Parker's 8-game XBH streak in July 1986...from 7/6-7/8 homered in consecutive games off Mil's Will Smith and Chi's James Russell and Travis Wood...became the first player to homer in 3 consecutive apps with a home run off a LHP in each game since Det's Matt Tuiasosopo did it from 7/8-7/11, 2013; the first lefthanded batter since SF's Brandon Belt did it from 6/12-6/14, 2012; and the first Reds lefthander to do it since Adam Dunn from 6/11-6/13, 2006...in that 4-2 win on 7/6 vs Mil, his 2-run HR in the eighth inning off Smith snapped the 2-2 tie and his career-high 0-for-26 skid...on 7/27 vs Wsh became the 34th player in Reds history to score 500 runs, joining teammates Votto and Brandon Phillips...on 8/18 made his 890th career appearance in right ?eld, a new club career record for games at that position (Ival Goodman, 889g in RF from 1935-1942)...on 9/2 at Bal hit his third career grand slam (off Darren O'Day)...hit his last 2 homers of the season on 9/21 at StL...was nominated for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, which honors one U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, one Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Famer and one active Major League Baseball player who reflect the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that the former Indians pitcher possessed.


Turned 26 years old 2 games into his sixth Major League season...won his second consecutive Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award after leading all Major League right fielders in HR, RBI, doubles and extra-base hits...won the club's Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award...for the second straight year was a finalist for MLB's Hank Aaron Award and for the third straight season was a finalist for the NL's Rawlings Gold Glove Award...for the second straight season finished 10th in the BBWAA's Most Valuable Player voting...won the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award in voting of the local chapter of the BBWAA...led the club in total bases, doubles, HR and RBI...ranked among the National League Top 10 in HR (3rd), RBI (T2nd), total bases (4th), doubles (T3rd), extra-base hits (2nd) and outfield assists (13, T3rd)...established career highs in apps,runs, hits, doubles, RBI and outfield assists...became only the third player in Reds history to produce in a season at least 40 doubles, 30 homers and 100rbi (Dave Parker, Frank Robinson)...in 2013 was the only player in the Major Leagues with at least 43 doubles, 30 homers and 109rbi...from 6/14-6/22 homered in 7 of his 9 apps (8hr, 9rbi)...on 4/22 vs Cubs hit his first HR of the season in his 83rd at bat (solo off Travis Wood)...in the third inning on 5/11 vs Mil became the first Reds player with 2 hits in an inning since Drew Stubbs on 4/25/11 at Mil and the first with 2 doubles in an inning since Sean Casey on 8/7/98 vs Mil...from 5/15-8/23 started 90 consecutive games...in the 4-3 win on 6/14 vs Mil hit his fifth career walkoff HR (solo off Burke Badenhop)...on 6/21 hit his 150th career HR (solo off Wade Miley)...on 9/17 at Hou the native of nearby Beaumont hit his 30th HR of the season, a grand slam that produced his 100th RBI...in that series at Hou, from 9/16-9/18, went 7-for-13 (3 2b, 1hr, 10rbi).

2012 Turned 25 years old 2 days before Opening Day ... was selected by National League manager Tony LaRussa for his second conscutive All-Star Game appearance ... won his first Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award and was the Reds' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award ... was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award ... finished 10th in the BBWAA's Most Valuable Player voting ... his throwing arm was rated thirdbest in the NL by league managers...was 1 of only 3 players in the Major Leagues with at least 35 doubles, 34 homers and 99rbi (Ryan Braun, Miguel Cabrera) ... joined Hall of Famer and fellow Beaumont, TX native Frank Robinson (1956-60) as the only players in Reds history to produce at least 20 homers in each of his first 5 seasons ... fell 2 doubles and a homer shy of becoming only the second player in Reds history with at least 37 doubles and 35 homers (Robinson, 1962, 51 2b, 39hr) ... twice won the NL Player of the Week Award (4/23-4/29, 9/3-9/9), the fourth and fifth weekly awards of his career to tie Eric Davis for the most ever by a Reds player ... ranked among the National League leaders in HR (3rd), RBI (9th), extra-base hits (74, 4th), slugging (.514, 8th) and total bases (288, 8th), all team and career highs ... also established career highs in runs, doubles and stolen bases ... in 44 apps while Joey Votto was injured produced 12hr and 32rbi ... from 8/31-9/8 hit each of the Reds' 6 home runs...3 times homered in at least 3 straight games and twice homered in 4 straight games (4/26-4/29, 9/2-9/5) ... homered once on Opening Day and twice in Game 3 to become the first player in Reds history to produce 3hr in the team's first 3g ... in the eighth inning of the 4-0 Opening Day win vs Mia homered off Edward Mujica to extend the Reds' lead to 3-0 ... leading off the ninth inning of the 6-5 walkoff win on 4/8 vs Mia, his second HR of the game (off Heath Bell) tied it at 5-5 before Scott Rolen's RBI-single won it ... in the Division Series vs SF hit safely in 4 of his 5 apps and produced an RBI in each of the first 3g. 2011 The first-time National League All-Star turned 24 years old on the fourth day of the season...was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award...established career highs in almost every statistical category, including games, runs, hits, doubles, HR, RBI, walks and stolen bases...ranked among the National League leaders in HR (8th), RBI (T8th), intentional walks (14, T8th) and outfield assists (10, T6th)...was the National League's Player of the Week for 5/23-5/29 (.353, 4hr, 13rbi) & 8/8-8/14 (.340, 5hr, 19rbi) and Player of the Month for May (.342, 12hr, 33rbi)...led the club in starts batting fourth (62gs) and fifth (66gs)...on 9/27 at NYM, in the 161st game of the season, hit a 2-run HR off Chris Capuano to become the third-youngest player in Reds history to produce 100 homers (24 years, 177 days), behind only Johnny Bench (23 years, 161 days) and Frank Robinson (23 years, 230 days)...his 100 career homers are third-most by a Reds player through his first 4 seasons (FRobinson 134, Adam Dunn 118)...produced his 30th HR on 9/10 at Col (solo off Alex White)...became only the fifth player in franchise history to hit 30 homers in a season prior to his 25th birthday (Gus Bell, Frank Robinson 3 times, Johnny Bench twice, Adam Dunn)...his 47 homers beginning 8/1/10 ranks T4th among all NL hitters (Albert Pujols 55, Matt Kemp 50, Troy Tulowitzki 48, Mike Stanton 47)...is 1 of only 5 active players with at least 20 homers in each of his first 4 seasons (Ryan Braun, Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Dan Uggla)...in May, he earned his first Player of the Month Award after leading the NL in HR (12), RBI (33), slugging (.739), runs (23) and extra-base hits (19)...his 12hr and 33rbi in May were the highest totals in a calendar month by a Reds batter since Adam Dunn's 12 homers in July 2008 and Greg Vaughn's 33rbi in September 1999...his 12 homers tied the club record for May set in 1987 by Eric Davis...in 15 apps from 5/15-5/30 hit .422 with 8hr and 22rbi...according to Elias Sports Bureau was the first Reds player to produce numbers that high in all 3 Triple Crown categories over a 15-game span since Johnny Bench did it in 1972...the only other players in club history to reach numbers that high in all 3 categories over a 15-game span are Tony Perez (1970), Frank Robinson (1961) and Ted Kluszewski (1954)...that hot stretch helped him earn NL Player of the Week honors for 5/23-5/29 after hitting .354 (12-34) and leading all Major Leaguers in RBI (13) and total bases (25) while tying for the Major League lead in HR (4)...earned his second Player of the Week award from 8/8-8/14, when he led the majors with 15rbi, a 1.120 slugging percentage and 28 total bases while tying for the lead with 5hr and 9 runs...produced 2 of the Reds' 10 walkoff hits...on 5/4 vs Hou had an RBI-double off Brandon Lyon that gave the Reds a 3-2 walkoff win...produced another game-ending hit in the 11th inning of the 8-6 win vs Chi on 9/15, when he hit his third career walkoff HR (2-run off James Russell)...on 5/30 vs Mil fell a double shy of the cycle...from 5/29-6/8 produced a season-high 10-game hitting streak (.405, 3hr, 8rbi)...in the ninth inning of the 4-3 walkoff loss on 6/28 at TB snapped a season-high 84-at bat homerless skid with a solo shot off Kyle Farnsworth that tied the game at 3-3... in the eighth inning of the 5-3 win on 8/12 vs SD erased a 3-2 deficit with a 2-out, 3-run HR off Josh Spence...from 8/12-8/14 homered in 3 straight games for the third time in his career (5/31-6/2, 2008 & 8/29-9/13, 2010)...on 9/27 at NYM fell a triple shy of the cycle...on 7/22 and 7/23 missed 2 starts with signs of vertigo...was the club's nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award for community service. 2010 Established career highs in almost every statistical category...finished the season as the National League's Player of the Week (.444, 4hr, 5rbi, 20tb, 1.111slg, .500obp)...in the 3-2 win on 9/28 vs Hou hit a walkoff homer (off Tim Byrdak) to clinch the NL Central Division championship...led the team with 133 starts in RF and 66 starts batting sixth in the order...on 8/15 vs Fla made his 18th career start batting second, his only start of the season in that spot in the order...tied for the club lead with 12 3-hit games...after a 1-for-19 start hit .290 the rest of the season, including .388 in his last 22 apps (26-67, 12hr, 20rbi)...from 8/31-9/12 missed 12g with pain in his right side...in 18g after his return hit .346 (18-52, 7hr, 12rbi)...came back from that injury on 9/13, when he led the Reds to a 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks with 2 homers and 4rbi...the injury followed his best month of the season, when he was a nominee for NL Player of the Month for August (.333, 8rh, 17rbi)...in his last 19 apps prior to the injury hit .403 (25-62, 8hr, 18rbi)... followed a career-high 35-game homerless streak (7/1-8/11) with 8hr in his next 16g until his right side injury, including 5 homers in the 4g prior to that injury...in a 5-game span from 8/27-9/13 went 11-for-19 with 7hr and 12rbi...had a team-high 5 multi-homer games, including a career-high 3hr on 8/27 vs Chi in which he also tied his career best with 5rbi (2 off Tom Gorzelanny, 1 off Scott Maine)...homered in 3 straight plate apps over a 5-pitch span...became only the second player in Reds history to hit 3 homers in a game from the leadoff spot (Pete Rose, 4/29/78 at NYM) and the first lefthander to hit 3 homers in a game all off lefthanded pitchers since Mil's Geoff Jenkins did it on 4/28/01 off Mtl's Chris Peters (2) and Scott Stewart (1)...his 12 total bases in that game were the most by a Reds batter all season, tying Drew Stubbs' effort on 7/4 at Chi...on 8/30 vs Mil hit his third career leadoff HR (off Randy Wolf)...in the eighth inning of the 4-3 win on 6/30 vs Phi hit a 2-run HR off Roy Halladay that erased a 3-2 deficit...on 8/2 at Pit recorded 9 putouts, 1 shy of the National League single-game record for putouts by a right fielder (10, LAD's Raul Mondesi on 9/25/95 & Chi's Bill Nicholson on 9/17/45)...on 8/17 at Ari became only the second player in the Major Leagues in 2010 to hit into 3 GIDP in a game (Phi's Placido Polanco) and the first Reds player to do it since Dante Bichette on 5/9/00 vs SD... in the 11-7 win on 8/18 at Ari fell a double shy of the cycle (4-5, 2rbi)...in the fourth inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series at Phi homered off Roy Oswalt to give the Reds a 3-0 lead in their 7-4 loss... following the season was eligible for arbitration as a "Super 2" but on 12/14 signed a 6-year contract through the 2016 season with a club option for 2017. 2009 Led the club with 89 starts in RF and despite a two-month stint on the disabled list ranked second on the team in home runs (22)...ranked T5th among National League outfielders with 11 assists, the most by a Reds outfielder since Ryan Freel had 12 assists in 2006...from 7/12-9/13 missed 57 games while on the DL with a broken right wrist suffered while diving for a ball on 7/11 at NYM...when injured, his team-high 18 home runs ranked among the NL leaders...continued to lead the club in HR until Joey Votto hit his 19th on 8/25 at Mil...when injured, was tied with Wsh's Elijah Dukes for the Major League lead in OF assists (10)...after he came off the disabled list made 18 apps and 10 starts (15-46, .326, 4 HR, 17 RBI)...in his last 12g of the season hit .375 (12-32, 4 HR, 13 RBI), raising BA from .208 to season-ending .223...in the 3-1 victory on 9/14 vs Hou, in his first plate appearance since coming off the DL pinch hit in the seventh inning and produced a 2-run single off Wesley Wright that erased a 1-0 deficit...produced two-homer games on 4/26 vs Atl, 5/27 vs Hou and 9/29 vs StL...in that game on 5/27 vs Hou had a career-high 11 total bases and became just the third Reds player in the last 40 years with 2 homers and a triple in the same game (Barry Larkin 1995, Cesar Cedeno 1982)...in the game on 9/29 vs StL produced a career-high RBI...recorded 12 2-hit games and two 3-hit games...in the batting order hit second (2 GS), third (11 GS), fourth (6 GS), fifth (34 GS), sixth (24 GS) and seventh (12 GS)...from 9/3-9/13, including the International League playoffs made 10 rehab apps at Louisville (7-33, .212, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 SB). 2008 In his Major League debut finished fourth among rookies in voting for the National League's Jackie Robinson Award and was a TOPPS Major League Rookie All-Star...after Ken Griffey Jr. was traded to the WSox on 7/31 started in RF in 49 of the Reds' last 53g of the season...overall made 108 apps and 103 starts...didn't join the club until 5/27...over a full season his numbers project to 30hr, 75rbi and 91 runs scored...after the All-Star break led the club in HR (15)...in August led all National League rookies in HR (7)... his 13-game hitting streak from 7/27-8/9 and his 12-game streak from 7/9-7/23 were the 2 longest streaks by a National League rookie in 2008...became the first Reds rookie to produce more than one 10-game hitting streak in the same season since 1988 (Chris Sabo, Jeff Treadway)...led all NL rookie outfielders in assists (8) and ranked among the rookie batting leaders in HR (21, 3rd), RBI (52, 4th), multi-hit games (26, 5th), runs (63, 4th), hits (105, 5th), total bases (187, 4th), doubles (17, 6th), on-base percentge (.314, 10th), slugging percentage (.453, 4th)...joined Joey Votto (24hr, 84rbi) as the first pair of Reds rookies ever to produce more than 13 homers each in the same season...joined Chris Dickerson as the first pair of Reds teammates to produce, in the same season, 3 hits in their first or second big league games since Jimmy Outlaw and Harry Craft did it in 1937...his 64 starts in RF were second only to Griffey's 89 starts at that position...also started in CF (35gs) and LF (4gs)...in the batting order hit first (22gs), second (15gs), third (24gs), fourth (1gs, 9/18 vs StL), fifth (18gs), sixth (14gs) and seventh (9gs)...produced 26 multi-hit games, including a 4-ht game on 5/30 vs Atl that included 3 hits off Tom Glavine...began the season at Class AAA Louisville and hit .364 (10hr, 37rbi, 8sb) in 49g there before he was promoted on 5/27...made his Major League debut that night vs the Pirates, played CF and batted second (3-3, 1 2b, 2rbi, 2bb, 1sb, 2r)...reached base safely in each of his first 6 plate apps (3h, 3bb), the longest such streak to begin a big league career since Bos' Ted Cox reached in his first 7pa in 1977 (6h, 1bb)...began his career with 11 hits in 19 at bats, the first Major League player to record at least 11 hits in his first 20 at bats since Hou's Josh Anderson went 11-for-20 in September 2006 and the first Reds player to do it since Chris Jones went 13-for-20 in 1991...in the 10-inning, 8-7 win on 5/31 vs Atl hit his first career home run, a walkoff shot off Manny Acosta...became the first player with at least 10 hits and a game-ending HR in his first 5 Major League apps since Bill Bruton did it for the 1953 Braves...Bruce's game-ending home run was the first by a Reds rookie since Skeeter Barnes connected off Hou's Julio Solano on 8/10/84... in addition to his walkoff homer produced two 2-homer games (7/2 vs Pit, 9/19 vs Mil), a pair of leadoff HR (6/13 vs Bos, 7/2 vs Pit) and the first grand slam of his life (9/5 vs Chi off Jon Lieber)...from 5/31-6/2 homered in 3 straight games...on 6/19 vs LAD was ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson for arguing balls and strikes...on 9/20 vs Mil was hit on the right hand by a CC Sabathia pitch and missed 2g...in his last 15g of the season hit .182, dropping overall BA from .265...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut, joining RHP Johnny Cueto, IF Paul Janish, LHP Daniel Ray Herrera, RHP Daryl Thompson, IF Adam Rosales, OF Chris Dickerson, RHP Ramon Ramirez, C/IF/OF Wilkin Castillo and RHP Josh Roenicke...when promoted on 5/27 led the International League in hitting and hits (67) and ranked among the IL leaders in slugging percentage (.630, 3rd), runs scored (34, 4th), extra-base hits (24, T4th) and RBI (T5th)...in his last 20g for the Bats produced 13 multi-hit games and hit .456 to raise BA from .284 to .364 (6 2b, 2 3b, 5hr, 16rbi, 18r)...was TOPPS' International League Player of the Month (24g, .419, 5hr, 18rbi)...entered the season rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the organization and by both MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus as the top prospect in all of baseball...was rated the secondbest prospect in baseball by ESPN.com, behind Rays 3B Evan Longoria...turned 21 years old on the fourth day of the season...in Baseball America's Best Tools issue was rated the best hitting prospect in the International League. 2007 Was named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, Sporting News and the Reds' organization...at Class A Sarasota, Class AA Chattanooga and Class AAA Louisville combined to hit .319 with 46 doubles, 8 triples, 26hr and 89rbi...ranked among all minor league players in extra-base hits (80, 2nd), total bases (306, 2nd), doubles (T7th), hits (166, 10th) and slugging percentage (.587, 14th)...led all Reds minor leaguers in homers and ranked among the organizational leaders in hitting (2nd) and RBI (3rd)...went 1-for-3 with a triple for the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game...began the season in Sarasota... on 6/21 was transfered to Chattanooga...was promoted to Louisville on 7/12 to fill an outfield spot created when OF Dewayne Wise went to the disabled list...spent the rest of the season with the Bats...from 7/21-7/29 put together a season-high 10-game hitting streak (.342)...from 8/1-8/3 homered in 3 consecutive days...was Louisville's Hitter of the Month for August (.316, 7hr, 15rbi)...on 9/30 was recognized by the Reds during on-field ceremonies at Great American Ball Park...entered the season rated by Baseball America as the organization's second-best prospect, behind RHP Homer Bailey...finished the season ranked as the top prospect in the organization, International League and Florida State League...in Baseball America's post-season tools survey was rated the best hitter for average and best power hitter in the Reds' minor league system. 2006 At Class A Dayton was Baseball America's low Class A Player of the Year and a BA minor league All-Star...was MVP of the Midwest League All- Star Game (3-5, 1hr, 1 2b, 2rbi, 3r) and a MWL post-season All-Star... was MWL Player of the Week for 6/5-6/11 (.483, 7 2b, 8rbi)...ranked among the MWL leaders in doubles (42, 1st), extra-base hits (63, 1st), total bases (229, 2nd), slugging (.516, 4th), RBI (81, 5th) and HR (16, 5th)...led all Reds minor leaguers with 81rbi...following the season was ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Midwest League. 2005 In his first professional season was ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Pioneer League and the second-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League.