From the Enquirer:
But his bat, which has produced a .315 batting average in Louisville following his MVP season at Chattanooga last year, is what intrigued the Reds.
And he showed it off by belting a drive over the left field fence. The left-handed hitter said the off-field power was a good sign.
“I like to hit the ball to all fields,” he said. “But I usually find I am on my game when I am driving the ball hard the other way.”
Bruce, who hit a triple, said he has adjusted to a new team and a new level of competition.
An outfielder who was the Reds’ first-round choice two years ago, Bruce started the season at Class A Sarasota and by hitting .379, earned a promotion last month to Double-A Chattanooga, where he has kept up the performance, averaging .328 with four home runs.
“It was an adjustment in some ways, and in some ways it wasn’t,” Bruce said. “It’s still baseball, and I do my thing. But there are some differences. The pitching is a little more consistent, better defense. So far I have been pretty fortunate getting some good pitches, and when I get ’em, I hit ’em.”
He hit one Sunday in the second inning, knocking a pitch from Phillies prospect Carlos Carrasco into the right-center field area of AT&T Park, known as Triples Alley. And third base is where Bruce ended up.
“So that’s what it’s called,” he said. “I can see why.”
Doesn’t really mean much, but it’s always nice to see your team’s prospects do well.