Baseball Factory MLB Alumni Notebook (Week of 3/25/19)
The MLB Alumni Notebook takes a glimpse into notable performances from around the professional ranks throughout the season. Steve Bernhardt, Chief Baseball Officer for Baseball Factory, provides information on the Factory alumni. As you will see below, this week’s notebook has an All-Brandon theme. Here are a few highlights from the “Brandon’s” as spring training wrapped up:
Brandon Belt | 1B | San Francisco Giants
Belt has swung a hot bat in Arizona this spring. The former All-Star currently has a .386 average with two doubles, four home runs and eight runs driven in. Belt performed in the 2005 Cape Cod HS All-Star Game.
Brandon Brennan | RHP | Seattle Mariners
The 2009 Under Armour All-American made his Major League debut for the Mariners during their season-opener in Japan. On March 21st Brandon pitched a scoreless 8th inning in the Mariners 5-4 victory in 12 innings over the Athletics. Brennan also performed at our Team One West Showcase and a National Tryout in 2009.
Brandon Drury | 3B | Toronto Blue Jays
Drury, a former Under Armour Pre-Season All-American in 2009, has contributed well to the Blue Jays’ offense this spring. He has five doubles and three home runs while hitting at a .308 clip. Drury was selected for a second time to the Pre-Season All-America Tournament in 2010.
Brandon Nimmo | OF | New York Mets
A former MVP of the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game, Nimmo continues to establish himself as a young, veteran leader on the Mets team. This spring, he hit .291 with a double, three triples and two homers as he’ll be an important piece for a Mets team looking to make noise in an interesting NL East.
Brandon Woodruff | RHP | Milwaukee Brewers
Coming off a season where he became an important part of their postseason run, Brandon continues to pitch effectively for the Brewers. He was 1-0 with 1.84 ERA this spring. Woodruff participated in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game.