Guess Who May Not Suck

When he was hitting .228 and striking out in 27% of his at bats, people in Cincinnati thought that Jay Bruce needed to be sent to Triple-A Louisville to get his head on straight.  Seriously.  May has been a little different for the 24-year-old slugger.  He is hitting .333 this month with 8 HR and 22 RBI, striking out in only 20% of his at bats.  The last seven days have been even more impressive, as Bruce is hitting .522 with 4 HR and 9 RBI going into Wednesday night.  He has hit average all the way up to .280, and his slugging percentage is up to .531.  His K/BB is still 43/18, so he could afford to continue to increase his patience, but he is an integral part of the Cincinnati lineup and is a must own in all fantasy leagues until he cools off, which may never happen.  If Votto and Phillips remain healthy and Bruce is hitting 5th, the Reds lineup could be the most dangerous lineup in the National League.  Bruce clearly doesn’t suck.

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