Born: January 18, 1992|
|June 9, 2017, for the Oakland Athletics|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2017 season)
|Runs batted in||12|
Jaycob Hull Brugman (born January 18, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics.
Brugman attended Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Playing for the school's baseball team, Brugman was named All-State as a junior and senior. The New York Yankees selected Brugman in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB draft. He did not sign, instead enrolling at Brigham Young University (BYU) to play college baseball for the BYU Cougars. As a freshman, Brugman had a .317 batting average, nine home runs, and 13 stolen bases, and was named Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year. He batted .271 with two home runs as a sophomore, but rebounded to bat .317 with 11 home runs as a junior.
The Oakland Athletics selected Brugman in the 17th round of the 2013 MLB draft. Brugman began his professional career with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League that same year and spent the whole season there, batting .261 with one home run and 23 RBIs in 49 games
He spent the 2014 season with Beloit Snappers of the Class A Midwest League and the Stockton Ports of the Class A-Advanced California League, slashing a combined .280/.354/.506 with 21 home runs and 72 RBIs in 120 games. In 2015, Brugman played for the Midland RockHounds of the Double-A Texas League where he batted .260 with six home runs and 63 RBIs in 132 games. He began the 2016 season with Midland and was promoted to the Nashville Sounds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League on May 21. In 132 games between the two teams he posted a .285 batting average with 12 home runs and 87 RBIs. After the season, the Athletics added him to their 40-man roster. He began the 2017 season with Nashville.
The Athletics promoted Brugman to the major leagues on June 9, 2017, to make his major league debut that night. He stayed with Oakland before being optioned back to Nashville in August, and he finished the season there. In 48 games for Oakland, he batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBIs, and in 38 games for Nashville, he batted .275.
Brugman was designated for assignment after the season.
The Baltimore Orioles claimed Brugman off of waivers on November 22, 2017, and designated him for assignment on February 21. He cleared waivers, and the Orioles outrighted him to the Norfolk Tides of the Triple-A International League.
Brugman is a Mormon. He and his wife, Alexis, were married on August 17, 2012.. Their first child, Millie Alexis, was born on September 2, 2013. Their second child, Beck Jaycob, was born in October 2016. Due to complications, Beck was born about 8 weeks early & spent around a month in a NICU.
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