Jay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987, from Beaumont, Texas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds. He was selected 12th overall in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.
He bats and throws left-handed. He has been listed as a top prospect in both his league and as an outfielder overall. He is nicknamed Bruce Almighty, "The Boss", "The Beaumont Bomber", "Hard Jay," and "The Deal".
Bruce attended West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas, where he was selected as a third-team High School All-American. He was drafted 12th in the first round of the 2005 MLB Amateur draft. Appeared in the hit television show Parental Control under the name "Bruce".