Trey Deuce. The “Beaumont Bomber”. Just a couple of nicknames associated with Reds right fielder Jay Bruce. This evening, Bruce will be featured, and I think you’re going to like the direction this is heading.
Beginning at 10 PM ET, MLB Network will air “Top 10 Right Now: Right Fielders”. (I think you get the idea where this might be heading.) If you have watched Clubhouse Confidential on MLBN, you are aware of an installment they call “The Shredder”. “The Shredder” utilizes statistical analysis in order to measure a player’s performance, and such was used to determine Bruce’s standing among of all MLB’s right fielders.
Author Bill James (might know James from his Bill James Handbook, and that’s just for starters) and MLBN analyst Eric Byrnes will chime in with their personal lists and views. This program is in a series which airs on Fridays as MLBN is releasing their “Top 10 Right Now” with the top 10 at each position. Each week, two new positions will be covered. These “Top 10 Right Now” lists lead up to the “Top 100 Right Now” which set to air on February 15.
At 9 PM ET, MLBN will air “Top 10 Right Now: Left Fielders”. If you miss either or both. MLBN will re-air them in the early morning hours at 1 AM ET (left fielders) and 2 AM ET (right fielders).
Call this a DVR alert if you must.
Where will Bruce rank in the “Top 10 Right Now: Right Fielders”? Where do you think Bruce ranks among all MLB right fielders? Let us know with your comments.