Brinson with the Frisco RoughRiders in 2016
|Milwaukee Brewers – No. 75|
May 8, 1994 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Brinson attended Coral Springs High School in Coral Springs, Florida. The Texas Rangers selected Brinson in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. 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.
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. 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. 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. Brinson was invited to spring training by the Rangers in 2016.
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. The Brewers assigned Brinson to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the PCL. He finished the 2016 season with a .268 batting average, 15 homers and 61 RBI's. The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)