Brandon Dixon (baseball)

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Brandon Dixon
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Dixon on deck for the Cincinnati Reds in 2018
Detroit Tigers
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1992-01-29) January 29, 1992 (age 26)
La Jolla, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 22, 2018, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Batting average.178
Home runs5
Runs batted in10
Teams

Brandon Allen Dixon (born January 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cincinnati Reds.

Career[edit]

College Career[edit]

Dixon played college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats baseball team in the Pacific-10 Conference. After playing sparingly as a freshman, Dixon appeared in 62 games during the 2012 Wildcats season that won College World Series.[1] In his junior season, Dixon led the Pac-12 both with a .369 batting average and 30 stolen bases and was named a third-team Louisville Slugger All-American.[2]

Los Angeles Dodgers organization[edit]

After his junior season at Arizona, Dixon was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He signed and spent 2013 with the Great Lakes Loons where he slashed .185/.227/.261 with one home run and 17 RBIs in 59 games. In 2014, he played for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes where he compiled a .262 batting average with nine home runs and 46 RBIs in 94 games, and in 2015, he played for both the Quakes and Tulsa Drillers, batting .263 with 19 home runs, 68 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases in 128 games between the two teams.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On December 16, 2015, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds (with José Peraza and Scott Schebler) in a three team trade that sent Frankie Montas, Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson to the Dodgers and Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox.[3] He spent 2016 with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos where he slashed .260/.315/.434 with 16 home runs and 65 RBIs in 118 games, and 2017 with the Louisville Bats where he collected a .264 batting average with 16 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a .783 OPS in 124 games.[4]

Dixon was called up to the majors for the first time on May 22, 2018.[5] On May 24, 2018, Dixon collected his first 3 major league hits. Dixon played in 74 games for the Reds during the 2018 season at six different defensive positions, in addition to two appearances as a pitcher.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Dixon was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers on November 2, 2018.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brandon Dixon". arizonawildcats.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brandon Dixon Garners All-American Honor". arizonawildcats.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Simon, Andrew (December 16, 2015). "White Sox acquire Frazier in 3-team deal". mlb.com. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Brandon Dixon Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Nightengale, Bobby (May 22, 2018). "Brandon Dixon shares story of how he found out he was called up to the Cincinnati Reds". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Beck, Jason (November 2, 2018). "Tigers claim Dixon, Fernandez off waivers". MLB.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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