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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
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Birth Date5-8-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 RNG Rk 54 265 .298 .267 .348 .394 .000 .377 99 11.8 8.2 0.2 -4.8 2.3 22.4 1.7 22.4 1.7
2013 HIC A 122 503 .268 .250 .319 .372 .000 .362 101 4 14.0 1.1 3.3 -0.1 19.1 2.3 19.1 2.3
2014 HIC A 43 186 .329 .260 .323 .384 .000 .413 108 13.6 5.3 0.5 5.9 3.0 22.4 2.9 22.4 2.9
2014 MYR A+ 46 199 .251 .264 .328 .388 .000 .323 99 -1.9 5.8 -0.4 2.0 -0.9 2.6 0.5 2.6 0.5
2015 HDS A+ 64 298 .363 .269 .330 .413 .000 .402 114 30.9 8.0 0.1 -0.5 0.9 39.9 4.3 39.9 4.3
2015 FRI AA 28 121 .301 .248 .312 .374 .000 .333 114 5 3.2 0 4.1 -0.3 7.9 1.3 7.9 1.3
2015 ROU AAA 8 37 .428 .258 .341 .356 .000 .522 86 6.5 1.0 -0.2 -0.2 0.3 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2015 MAY Wnt 13 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 SUR Wnt 11 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 RNG Rk 265 54 67 22 7 7 42 21 74 14 2 .283 .345 .523 .241 .298 22.4 -4.8 1.7
2013 HIC A 503 64 106 18 2 21 52 48 191 24 7 .237 .322 .427 .190 .268 19.1 3.3 2.3
2014 MYR A+ 199 17 45 8 1 3 22 15 50 5 5 .246 .307 .350 .104 .251 2.6 2.0 0.5
2014 HIC A 186 36 55 8 1 10 28 18 46 7 4 .335 .405 .579 .244 .329 22.4 5.9 2.9
2015 MAY Wnt 59 7 14 0 1 2 5 1 18 0 1 .241 .254 .379 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 FRI AA 121 14 32 8 1 6 23 6 28 2 1 .291 .328 .545 .255 .301 7.9 4.1 1.3
2015 HDS A+ 298 51 87 22 7 13 42 31 64 13 6 .337 .416 .628 .291 .363 39.9 -0.5 4.3
2015 ROU AAA 37 9 13 1 0 1 4 7 6 3 0 .433 .541 .567 .133 .428 7.6 -0.2 0.8
2015 SUR Wnt 49 8 12 2 3 1 6 7 9 5 2 .300 .408 .575 .275 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-10 2014-06-23 Minors 13 0 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2014-04-27 2014-05-29 Minors 32 0 - Not Disclosed - -

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Dont get me wrong. Where you ranked Lewis Brinson is perfectly understandable and really shows you have a high opinion of him. My thought is that he could have been in that 9-10 range you talked about and here is why. He is a tools monster and has already made abundant amount of adjustments fast to get to where he is at. I guess you could assume that he wont ever make another adjustment. I tend to think that because he has adjusted so much already more could be expected. How off am i that I think he could have some MVP type seasons in him? Thanks!
(Stlscott from Saint Louis)
I've always been a big fan of Brinson's and I don't think it's off at all to imply that the ability to make adjustments is a skill, and can be applied to making future adjustments. It's why evaluators don't mind (and sometimes prefer) seeing a prospect experience adversity. I suppose I can understand pushing Lew up to that range, but I would feel that it's a tad aggressive for my taste. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Expectations for Aaron Blair this year? Brinson and/or Kepler make it to the majors this year? Lines for them?
(Jon Smith from Ottawa)
Not very high. He's the classic mid-rotation starting pitching prospect that I personally try to avoid in dynasty formats. Lewis Brinson is someone who took a huge step forward last year and could get a look in Texas later this season, especially after they traded away Nick Williams. (George Bissell)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Lewis Brinson hits his ultimate tools based ceiling, is he basically centerfield Jesus?
(MonkeyEpoxy from Amarillo)
I wouldn't go that far, Byron Buxton is centerfield Jesus still, to me. If Brinson maxes out, he's more like....centerfield Santa Claus. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Frazier, Brinson, Mazara, Williams (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
a question so nice you asked it twice. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)I feel like I've read a wide variety of perspectives on Lewis Brinson's progress with the hit tool. On the one han he did his best hitting in hitters leagues, but on the other hand, he was still well above average for every league he played in (by WRC+). Long story short, what's a good guess for what he hits like in the bigs? Little better than Michael Taylor? (selfishly asking because as a Rangers fan, I cringe at DeShields' "defense" in CF)
(Lucas from VA)
I think that their OFP offensive profiles are similar. Taylor and Brinson both have plus raw power with limited hit tools. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)You've seen both of these dudes - who would you prefer for the next ten years? Lewis Brinson or Nick Williams?
(Or Moyal from Dallas)
Oh, that's a difficult question. Both guys are undeniably talented, and they both broke out over the course of the 2015 season. Brinson is a natural CF with true plus defense, a real threat on the bases, an improving hitter, and a guy with some sneaky pop. Williams has more raw power, the world's quickest wrists, and while he's not a plus defender, he's managed to make himself into something resembling a passable CF.

They're both brimming with potential, and this is a nearly impossible question to answer. The more I think about it, the more I want to say Nick Williams, but he's so much a boom-or-bust player that could backfire. Brinson has at least shown some steady improvement, and offers the better defense. (Kate Morrison)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Am I right that Delino Deshields is a below average (bad) defensive outfielder? As a fan I'm thrilled he's on the team, and we wouldn't have made the playoffs or have won games 1&2 without him, but it seems like he's a best fit at 2B, and the Rangers would be much better with a Lewis Brinson or other manning CF. Fair perspective?
(majortom from earth)
Delino DeShields is a perfectly good defensive CF, and likely would be less valuable at second, as he hasn't played there since the minors. Brinson isn't ready to man a MLB CF yet. (Kate Morrison)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much wood would Lewis Brinson chuck if Lewis Brinson could chuck wood?
(Will in Queens from New Jersey)
A lot. He's wiry, but strong. (Kate Morrison)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)How good can Lewis Brinson be? He reminds me a lot of Adam Jones. Does he have that type of ceiling if everything clicks?
(Nick from Dallas)
For me, they're pretty different players, especially from a fantasy sense. Jones has been a very consistent .280-ish hitter the last half-decade or so and Brinson, even with the improvements in his hit tool, doesn't project to do that at the major league level. Even outside the average, I think Brinson's fantasy value sits more on the speed side than the power side right now, unlike Jones, who is the opposite. That said, the upside is a fantasy stud, no matter how that value breaks out. (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Al, can you give us a couple prospects that are flying under the radar that we should know about?
(Jpilgrim from Jenks)
I don't know about "under the radar," but I think Luis Ortiz is a stud. Jose Mateo sounds like he could fly up. Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson probably moved up big time. Jordan Patterson on the Rockies really impressed me as well. Red Sox 1st rounder Andrew Benintendi wowed people in the NYPL. Victor Robles on the Nats in the NYPL too. (Al Skorupa)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a head to head points format, do you take Nick Williams or Lewis Brinson (and why?)
(Mike from TX)
I liked both, but preferred Brinson. He's just a superior athlete who does things very easily. He needs to get stronger, but the pieces were pretty exciting there. He's also a (plus) CF, while Williams will end up in a corner. Williams less polished for me and the swing needs some tweaks. Both will be every day big leaguers and I'm not 100% on either bat off my views, but the year Brinson had really turned my head.

All the time I have today. Will definitely do this again soon now that games are over. Thanks for the questions and you can always hit me up on twitter @alskor. Thanks again! (Al Skorupa)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson a top 50 Prospect in your opinion?
(Dustin from TX)
No, not a top 50 guy for me. Still a lot of concerns about the swing-and-miss and whether the hit tool can get to even fringe-average at the big league level. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good a prospect is Lewis Brinson? How would he compare for you with Nick Williams?
(Or Moyal from Dallas)
He's a very good prospect, one that could have four plus tools. I prefer Williams at this point because Williams tools are more advanced, the approach has improved drastically and he's probably in a better situation right now. But Brinson is good, there's just more risk involved here than with Williams. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Lewis Brinson's hot start to the year? Is it just me or is he coming into his own and has a relatively high ceiling?
(Jeff from Jackson)
I think he's legit and while I'm not as excited about him as some I think he should move up in the ranks this winter. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)About how many outfield prospects do you have ahead of Lewis Brinson on ceiling?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
Four or five on pure ceiling? That assumes a lot, though. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Will Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson be solid regulars in 3 years? Predict their triple slash lines
(Jv from Illinois)
Yes. Oh god, I'm sorry to cop out but I have no idea. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson turned himself into a legit top 40 guy? He has struggled, but impressively has adjusted every time. Can he live up to the Drew Stubbs floor Carlos Gomez-lite ceiling? A .417 OBP with 11 bombs and 13 SB is impressive....even in High Desert. I bet the Phillies are asking for him right now.
(Eric from RI)
I think he's there, the hit tool is a main question but there's enough secondary tools to warrant consideration at the least. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Lewis Brinson's recent burst onto the scene? I'm afraid that it's all the Cali League though...there's a lot to like in Brinson's game, right? What kind of performance do you see him having in the MLB?
(Julio from Texas)
When it comes to hitting prospects, I firmly believe in riding guys with the best hit tools. Brinson seems like a guy whose hit tool is really exploding right now; he's just barreling up the ball so much lately. The hit tool was always kind of a question with him, but now he's had 450 PAs of doing nothing but hit, so I'm in big on him. (Jeff Long)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson figuring it out and becoming an elite prospect? He is tearing up high-A showing off his tools and much improve discipline after being a big "IF" guy. Is an likely outcome of a Stubbs/MUpton-type fair? With maybe a Carlos Gomez with less speed representing a ceiling? I mean it is High Desert, but he has shown the ability to adjust twice after repeating a level.
(Matt from Cambridge)
I have always been a huge fan of Brinson, and I'm really impressed with the adjustments he's made at High Desert. Again, super friendly hitting environment, but the approach is so much better, though the strikeouts are always going to be an issue. Gomez is asking too much, but a quality starting centerfielder who is above-average both offensively and defensively is nothing to sneeze at. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Lewis Brinson in consideration for the list?
(Mazz from MA)
Yes, he got some love and has been a fast riser in discussions. He'll be a 101 guy, I would imagine. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a fan of Lewis Brinson at all? You think he could be anything special?
(Freddy from Dallas)
I am a fan of Lewis Brinson. He has a beautiful story, a great deal of athleticism and, based on the progress with his hitting mechanics, enough desire to put in the work. He could develop into something special—a center fielder with power and speed—if it all clicks. It probably won't, but I hope it does. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Better likelihood at end of 2015: People more bearish on Nick Williams than in beginning of year, or more bullish on Lewis Brinson?
(eliyahu from Israel)
I think more bullish on Brinson just because Nick Williams will have a great year at AA. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)What do you think is the BEST possible outcome for Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Best possible? You're talking a superstar on the level of... I don't know... Andrew McCutchen (all due respect to Monte Harrison, of course)? That's irresponsible though. That'd be like a world without gravity. Possible? Maybe, but not worth wasting time on considering. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jordan, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Amed Rosario, Leonardo Molina, Jorge Mateo, Francisco Mejia, Lewis Brinson, Javier Guerra, and Monte Harrison are some names that jump out. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the year Lewis Brinson figures it out? I read he has issues with breaking stuff. Can this be learned? Thanks in advance... Scott
(rookie319s from Saint Louis MO)
If it's not this year, it'll be 2016. I was very impressed with Brinson in camp this year. His timing looked good, he was getting his foot down in time, and was letting his hands work. The player dev staff with the Rangers has been doing an awesome job with this group of young guys. Almost all of them are taking considerable steps in the right direction. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Tell me about Lewis Brinson?
(Someone from Somewhere)
Athlete city. Flies down the line. Bigger and stronger than you think. Not a very pretty swing. Will never be a high average guy but every other tool is so strong that he might make it work. High risk, high reward. (Ben Carsley)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rank Lewis Brinson, Nomar Mazara, and Nick Williams for who is the most fun to watch play ball.
(Reverseman from dallas)
I haven't personally seen Lewis Brinson, but of Nomar Mazara and Nick Williams, I prefer watching Mazara. It really depends on what you like watching. Do you like fast guys who swing really hard? Then you'll like Williams. Do you like a more-mature approaches at the plate? Maz is your dude. (Kate Morrison)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Rafael Devers? I know that he's only 17 and years away from the majors, but does his offensive upside justify keeping him in a 10 team dynasty league? I have one keeper spot for Raimel Tapia, Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, and Devers. Which of these guys has the highest upside and most potential fantasy value?
(Kevin from Boston)
I can tell you he's advanced for a 17 year old and performed well in his first taste of stateside ball. I like his swing a bunch, but at present he lacks loft/leverage so projecting power could be tricky. If you're anticipating his ability to work those refinements into his game, I think you could make the case he's a top two prospect in a Red Sox system filled with depth but lacking impact. If you think he can't, he's still valuable but not held in the same regard. Pick Nick Williams of those guys. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CJ, good chatting with you. With all the promotions to Frisco and whatnot, who on the Myrtle Beach crew is the best to watch for the remainder of this season and beyond?
(Kyle from New Jersey)
Lewis Brinson and Chris Bostick (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the upside for Nomar Mazara? Higher than Lewis Brinson or Dalton Pompey?
(Matt from Bluegrass State)
I am not high on Pompey. I think he's a second division type. Just not that impressed with the hit tool.

Brinson has a high ceiling and low floor, so I think Mazara fits somewhere in between them for upside. I am pissed that Mazara skipped High-A, as I won't be able to see him with Myrtle Beach now. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Craig, in a points based league that penalizes K's, would Tapia leapfrog guys like, Lewis Brinson, Nick Williams, and Aaron Judge?
(MP from Kentucky)
Brinson yes, Judge is close, but Williams is still in front for me. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ranking highest upside, bat only... Aaron Judge, Rio Ruiz, Lewis Brinson, Renato Nunez, Dalton Pompey, and Franklin Barreto?
(MP from Kentucky)
Pure upside: Brinson, Judge, Pompey, Ruiz, Barreto, Nunez (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who do like better out of Manuel Margot, Lewis Brinson and Teoscar Hernandez and why?
(scott from az)
For fantasy purposes, the answer is Brinson. He oozes tools -- he's more than just speed. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)I just dropped Lewis Brinson for Rymer Liranio in my 10 team dynasty league. Was that a mistake? I'm rebuilding and I like Brinson's tools, but Liriano has 20-20 potential and could be in the Majors later this season. Which of those two is the better keeper option?
(Chris from DC)
Liriano if you're competing soon. Brinson has the higher upside, but like you said, he's much, much farther away. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career for fantasy production (OBP/SLG/R/HR/RBI's/Steals?: Pompey, Marisnick, or Brinson? Thanks!
(ssauve25 from San Francisco)
I like Lewis Brinson the best of this bunch (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you please compare Dalton Pompay to Lewis Brinson? Who has the highest upside and the lowest floor?
(scott from az)
Brinson may have both the highest upside and lowest floor. He could be a star caliber player and he could never make it out of Double-A. Pompey has some flaws and some rawness in his game, but he is far closer to realizing his potential when compared to Brinson. Both are toolsy, very talented players, and I like them both, but I think Pompey ends up the better player long term. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better Texas of, Nick Williams or Lewis Brinson?
(scott from az)
I love Brinson's athleticism and tools, but Williams' knack for getting the barrel on the ball is a difference maker. I'm going to side with the guy that has a natural feel for hitting, even though the rest of his game doesn't project to play as well as Brinson's could. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Am I a legitimate prospect? I feel overshadowed by my teammate Lewis Brinson (even though he's are at MB now) and Jairo Beras and Condor and Mazara.
(Ryan Cordell from Late-Round Prospect Land)
popular guy in the chat queue today. and honestly I don't know. I've seen you play but I have no notes either praising you or writing you off. I'll make it my homework tonight to check some video and other scouts. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)How impressive has Lewis Brinson been this season? Is he ready to shoot up prospect lists? How does he compare with guys like Dahl, Tapia, N. Williams?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Ohhhh he's been very impressive. I would probably go Dahl Tapia Brinson Williams. Anytime an Athlete slugs 580 it's eye popping. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Lewis Brinson made enough improvements to warrant consideration for the top 50? How does his ceiling compare with Dahl, Tapia, Frazier, etc?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Nah. Not for me, at least. Still has significant questions about his approach and how it will translate at the upper levels. He's a tick below guys like Dahl and Tapia for me. Frazier is a tick below that, and maybe Brinson fits there. I'm not sure. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)So everybody is making a big deal about Joey Gallo and his improved BB rate and reduced K's. What about Lewis Brinson? He is doing the same thing! Is he still a ML for Texas?
(Jake from NYC)
Yes, Brinson has taken strides too, but Gallo features true 80-power, which is certainly reason for excitement, and his K:BB ratio is 1.34 while Brinson’s is still 2.62. Brinson is a great prospect, but the excitement surrounding what Gallo is doing is completely justified. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's pretend both Joey Gallo and Lewis Brinson cut down on their strikeouts and figured out how to hit around .285. Who would you rather have? The power guy with a potential for 40+ HR, or the power/speed combo with plus defense in center?
(tonynelson19 from MN)
If Gallo was just a power guy, then it would be Brinson, but Gallo is a good third baseman. That's got some real value too. Brinson is a true center fielder, so that has more value than a good third baseman, but there's a much bigger chance of Gallo figuring it out than Brinson. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love a good raw prospect but does Lewis Brinson's K rate scare the tar out of you and his ability to play in the upper minors? What is his ceiling as well?
(Chris from Phoenix)
His ceiling is crazy high, but when you start getting into a realistic role, that evaluation has to change dramatically. If the strikeout rate and overall issues with consistent contact don't scare you with Brinson -- or Gallo for that matter -- then I'm not sure you have a pulse. I love Brinson and can't wait to see him progress through the system to see how this plays out, but I'm certainly cautious. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you think of any player with low minors strikeout numbers comparable to Lewis Brinson's who overcome them to become a big league regular?
(mmcd from ottawa)
Nope. Brinson is a fascinating prospect. I don't hold out much hope for him figuring it out and approaching the ceiling his tools suggest, but he is going to be a really fun test case to follow. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson likely to make enough contact to play regularly in the bigs?
(Behemoth from Scotland)
Probably not. I think about this a lot. I really like Brinson. Good makeup; great feel for his craft in center; hard worker; natural pop in the stick; red flag swing and miss. Hard to find another player that whiffed that often in Low-A and still managed to carve out a fruitful major league career. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson more likely to get closer to his ceiling than Gallo? Do other tools make him a better prospect?
(Scott7015 from Houston)
Gallo is more likely to get closer to his ceiling. Brinson is a bit of a wild card because of the questions about contact/hit tool. Gallo has so much power that it can show even with all the swing and miss. Brinson has the more complete profile, though. He profiles as an easily plus defender in center on top of the bat speed/raw power/solid run. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good buy-low prospects for dynasty leagues who may be struggling that you think will bounce-back or are under the radar?
(The Dude from Office)
Lewis Brinson if someone is giving up on him because of his K-rate. Brinson's skill set is serious, and I believe they can tone down his swing a little in order to make more contact. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite bat in the big swinging (and oft missing) Hickory lineup?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I loved watching the Hickory team. I really liked Nomar Mazara at the plate. Joey Gallo hit a homerun that made an impession on my mind, and I really still believe in Lewis Brinson. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Lewis Brinson, Blake Swihart and/or Roman Quinn candidates for the top 101 in the offseason?
(dmartinez87 from NY)
Brinson and Swihart, no doubt. I'm not as high on Quinn. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Has Nick Williams done enough to be considered a better prospect than Lewis Brinson?
(Mark from Emmitsburg)
I'm certainly not the Rangers expert among the BP Prospect Team, but it's pretty hard to argue with what he's done so far this year. Brinson may have a higher ceiling and louder all-around tools, but Williams appears to be a better baseball player at this point in their development. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what is going on with Lewis Brinson? Should we worry or are we excited about the new swing?
(JoshuaGB from Chicago)
By all indications the Rangers have a strong developmental staff so he's in good hands. [Insert your own joke about Brinson's spider-like limbs here.] (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I know you love Lewis Brinson. Can you compare him to Buxton? Thanks for the chat!
(Herlin from Texas)
Buxton's raw tools are louder. He could be elite; Brinson could be a step below. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just drafted Lewis Brinson over Adelberto Mondesi in Keeper league minor league draft. Will I regret this? Parks article today is making me have 2nd thoughts
(Corey from NYC)
Parks knows better than me. If he says you've made a horrible life-altering decision then I guess you have. (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson this year's Jordan Akins? Can Jordan Akins recover and become next year's Lewis Brinson?
(CyMature from Cabin (Fever))
They both have tools, but they aren't that similar. Brinson has feel and baseball skills and Akins is a D1 football player that just happens to be on a baseball team. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)More likely a superstar. Jairo beras or Lewis Brinson?
(Justin from OK)
Brinson. Plays a premium position and has more secondary potential on offense. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Bradley! The sole BP report on Lewis Brinson is fascinating. Can you expand on this player? Given the tools and dramatically better baseball ability than expected, is he already a top 100?
(Bobby Valentine from Nice Play Kidland)
I think there's a very good chance he sneaks into the top 100. As Jason Parks noted in today's Ten Pack, Brinson has already demonstrated baseball skills to go along with huge tools. Potential five-tool star. Check out Jason's write-up if you haven't already done so. (Bradley Ankrom)


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