Bruce would provide the Phillies with consistent left handed power.
The Phillies have a need for power in the middle of the lineup. Any power would be welcomed, but some left handed punch could have a greater impact on the teams lineup.
This would be the name of Bruce’s offensive game.
Since 2010, Bruce has averaged 152 games played a season, slashing .249/.320/.469 (.789 OPS), while averaging 28 HR and 90 RBI per season over this stretch as well.
Bruce has flaws, sure. His .045 BB/K percentage over that span is less than ideal, and his career numbers versus left handed pitching (.226/.292/.411) aren’t great. But the guy plays every day and provides legitimate pop consistently.
The team could even sit Bruce against lefties if the matchup calls for it.
Offensively, Bruce is a fit.