C.Trent gives us some insight on Jay Bruce:
Jay Bruce has one word for his 2009 season – “embarrassing.”
At 22, Bruce hit 22 home runs, but hit just .223 with a .303 on-base percentage.
“I was embarrassed with the way I played last year, I expect way more than what I was doing,” Bruce said. “That’s not me.”
Joey Votto on Jay’s ’09:
“I don’t think he should be embarrassed for last year, first of all,” said Votto, who debuted in the big leagues less than a week shy of his 24th birthday in 2007. “To be 22 years old and in the major leagues, there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. I get his high expectations. When guys fail in the minor leagues it doesn’t affect the big league team, he was with the big league team and he’d fail and it genuinely didn’t affect us. We weren’t going to win even if he performed well.”
So, what are you thoughts on Jay Bruce, his ’09, and his ’10 seasons?