Lewis Brinson

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Lewis Brinson
Lewis Brinson Frisco RoughRiders May 2016.jpg
Brinson with the Frisco RoughRiders in 2016
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 75
Outfielder
Born: (1994-05-08) May 8, 1994 (age 22)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Lewis Lamont Brinson (born May 8, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Career[edit]

Brinson attended Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, Florida.[1] The Texas Rangers selected Brinson in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[2] He signed with the Rangers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Rangers, hitting .283/.345/.523 with seven home runs over 237 at-bats in 54 games.[3]

Brinson spent 2013 with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, hitting .237/.322/.427 with 21 home runs. He started 2014 with Hickory before being promoted to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.[4] In 347 at-bats over 89 games, he hit .288/.354/.458 with 13 home runs. Brinson started 2015 with the High Desert Mavericks of the Class A-Advanced California League and was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League and Round Rock Express of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) during the season.[5][6][7] In 100 games over the three levels, he hit .332/.403/.601 with 20 home runs. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League.[8] Brinson was invited to spring training by the Rangers in 2016.[9]

On August 1, 2016, the Rangers traded Brinson, Luis Ortiz, and a player to be named later to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress.[10] The Brewers assigned Brinson to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the PCL.[11] He finished the 2016 season with a .268 batting average, 15 homers and 61 RBI's.[12] The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coral Springs' Lewis Brinson hoping to deliver Colts first state baseball title". Sun-Sentinel. April 24, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rangers take the high (school) road in MLB draft". star-telegram. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Texas Rangers: Rangers prospect primer: Speedy OF Lewis Brinson has upside like B.J. Upton - SportsDay". SportsDay. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "'Dads first-rounder Brinson living up to expectations". Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  5. ^ "California League notebook: Texas Rangers' Lewis Brinson brings all the tools to High Desert Mavericks - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rangers outfield prospect plays like first-rounder in Frisco". star-telegram. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Texas Rangers: Rangers Top Prospects, No. 2: Lewis Brinson, center fielder with plus power that continues to improve - SportsDay". SportsDay. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rangers' Lewis Brinson grew in Fall League". Major League Baseball. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Texas Rangers: Top-level Rangers prospect Brinson to receive exposure with big club in spring - SportsDay". SportsDay. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/17194805/jonathan-lucroy-acquired-texas-rangers-milwaukee-brewers
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  12. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=621446#/career/R/hitting/2016/ALL
  13. ^ http://m.brewers.mlb.com/news/article/209166820/brewers-brinson-hader-added-to-40-man-roster/

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