Keon Broxton

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Keon Broxton
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 23
Outfielder
Born: (1990-05-07) May 7, 1990 (age 28)
Lakeland, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 2015, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through July 6, 2018)
Batting average .224
Home runs 31
Runs batted in 72
Stolen bases 48
Teams

Keon Darell Broxton (born May 7, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Career[edit]

Broxton was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of Lakeland Senior High School in the 29th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He did not sign and attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida to play baseball. Broxton was then drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2009 MLB draft.[1] He was added to the team's 40-man roster on November 20, 2012.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Broxton was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in March 2014.[2] Broxton was called up by the Pirates on September 20, 2015.[3] Broxton was used mainly as a pinch runner, going 0-for-2 at the plate, as well as 1 stolen base and 3 runs scored.[4]

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 17, 2015, the Pirates traded Broxton and Trey Supak to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jason Rogers.[5] Broxton was one of nine players competing to be the Brewers center fielder for the 2016 season.[6] He won the competition and started on Opening Day.[7] He had his first career multi-home run game on August 21, 2016 against the Seattle Mariners. Broxton opened the 2017 season as the Brewers starting center fielder. On July 22nd, he was sent down to AAA. In 326 plate appearances, Broxton had been hitting .218 with 14 home runs and 17 stolen bases but was leading the majors in strikeouts with 124. Broxton was recalled from the minors on August 1st, and went on to put together a 20-20 season (home runs and stolen bases) and finished with a slash line of .220/.299/.420.[8]

Broxton remained in the Brewers' minor league system with the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox to open the 2018 season, as the Brewers made significant moves in free agency in the offseason and brought in All-Star centerfielder Lorenzo Cain. Cain suffered an injury on June 26, opening a roster spot for Broxton as Cain landed on the Disabled List. Broxton did not disappoint, making a number of highlight-reel catches including two home run robberies of Twins players in one series and notching his third multi-home run game of his MLB career against the Reds.[9]

Personal life[edit]

On November 4, 2016 in Tampa, Broxton was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing. Broxton, who was reportedly intoxicated, refused to leave the scene of a fight despite the warnings from responding police officers.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Durham, Craig (January 15, 2014). "D-backs' Broxton hard at work in Australia". MLB.com. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Charlie Wilmoth. "Pirates trade for Keon Broxton". Bucs Dugout. 
  3. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/pirates-bring-up-of-keon-broxton/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Keon Broxton". ESPN.com. 
  5. ^ John Dreker. "Pirates Trade Keon Broxton and Trey Supak For Jason Rogers". 
  6. ^ http://m.brewers.mlb.com/news/article/165355808/nine-brewers-competing-for-center-field-job
  7. ^ Sorgi, Jay (April 4, 2016). "Brewers newcomer Keon Broxton: Opening Day is something he 'dreamed about'". WTMJ.com. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Keon Broxton Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ Kalaf, Samer (July 5, 2018). "Brewers Outfielder Keon Broxton Was Pumped After His Fantastic Home-Run Robbery". Deadspin.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018. 
  10. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (November 4, 2016). "Brewers' Keon Broxton arrested in Tampa". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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