Four games into his major league career, Jay Bruce is 8-for-14 with two doubles and two stolen bases. For comparison, Ryan Braun, last year’s absurdly amazing (and cute) rookie, was a meager 4-for-15 with one double, one stolen base, and one home run. If you used your waiver priority (or a draft pick, as in my league) on Bruce, you should be feeling pretty good right now. It’ll be hard to match Braun’s crazy home run total from last year (34 in 113 games!), but whatever he does, Bruce is this year’s difference-making rookie. At least in fantasy. The Reds are pretty bad, with or without him.
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