Scooter Gennett

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Scooter Gennett
Scooter Gennett Brewers.jpg
Gennett with the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 2
Second baseman
Born: (1990-05-01) May 1, 1990 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 2013 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through June 21, 2014)
Batting average .317
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 41
Hits 139

Ryan Joseph "Scooter" Gennett (born May 1, 1990) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Gennett was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 16th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida.[1]

Gennett represented the Brewers at the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.[2] Less than a year later on June 3, 2013, he was recalled from the Nashville Sounds, and made his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics. Gennett collected his first major league hit, a single to right-center, on June 5. Gennett hit his first major league home run on June 14 against Bronson Arroyo in his birthplace of Cincinnati.

Gennett is currently the left-handed part of a productive Milwaukee second base platoon that ranked fourth in the National League in Wins Above Replacement at the All-Star Break.[3] Gennett has demonstrated fine contact and power skills against right-handed pitching, but keeping with what became problematic for him as he moved up through the minors, he struggles against same-handed opponents with only 4 hits and 1 walk in 37 plate appearances versus lefties through the All-Star Break.[4]

On June 25, Gennett hit his first career grand slam off Stephen Strasburg.


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