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Birth Date5-8-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight170 lbs
Age20 years, 4 months, 14 days
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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

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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 .276 .377 99 11.8 8.2 0.2 -1.4 2.3 19.2 1.7 19.2 1.7
2013 HIC A 122 503 .268 .250 .319 .372 .265 .362 101 4 14.0 1.1 4.0 -0.1 20.2 2.5 20.2 2.5
2014 HIC A 43 186 .329 .260 .323 .384 .257 .413 108 13.6 5.3 0.5 3.8 3.0 25.0 3.0 25.0 3.0
2014 MYR A+ 46 199 .248 .264 .328 .388 .261 .323 103 -2.7 5.8 -0.4 2.6 -0.9 2.3 0.5 2.3 0.5

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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 19.2 -1.4 1.7
2013 HIC A 503 64 106 18 2 21 52 48 191 24 7 .237 .322 .427 .190 .268 20.2 4.0 2.5
2014 MYR A+ 199 17 45 8 1 3 22 15 50 5 5 .246 .307 .350 .104 .248 2.3 2.6 0.5
2014 HIC A 186 36 55 8 1 10 28 18 46 7 4 .335 .405 .579 .244 .329 25.0 3.8 3.0

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Injury History

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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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkCraig Goldstein2014-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: More Top 50 TalkBen Carsley2014-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 30Jeff Moore2014-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Top 50 JumpersBen Carsley2014-07-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Top 50 JumpersCraig Goldstein2014-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 2Jeff Moore2014-07-03
The 2012 Redraft: Whom Would We Pick Now?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-17
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJordan Shusterman2014-06-09
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 13: Winston-Salem, Durham, and HomeJake Mintz2014-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThis is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 12: Hickory (Return Trip)Jordan Shusterman2014-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThis is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day 12: Hickory (Return Trip)Jake Mintz2014-06-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneBen Carsley2014-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessPECOTA Takes on Prospects: The Hard-to-Find First Base ProspectAndrew Koo2014-05-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersJared Weiss2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: OutfieldersBen Murphy2014-02-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 OutfieldersBret Sayre2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestPatrick Ebert2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestDavid Rawnsley2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Before They Were Pros: NL WestTodd Gold2014-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: On the Rise: Hits and Misses, Part One (American League)Jason Parks2013-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who DisappointedJason Parks2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who DisappointedBP Prospect Staff2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, July 7Zach Mortimer2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: June 21, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, June 20Zach Mortimer2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
Fantasy Mailbag: Getting the Big FishBP Fantasy Staff2013-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 30Zach Mortimer2013-05-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Myths of Minor-League StrikeoutsBret Sayre2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 16-19Zach Mortimer2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Replacement RangersZachary Levine2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7Zach Mortimer2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 27-28Zach Mortimer2013-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 23Zach Mortimer2013-04-24
BP Unfiltered: Hot Prospect Video: Lewis BrinsonJason Cole2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 10Zach Mortimer2013-04-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 5-April 7Zach Mortimer2013-04-08
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Patching Pitching StaffsDaniel Rathman2013-03-04
BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Texas Rangers Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Fall Instructional League Wrap-UpJason Parks2012-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Fall Instructional League Notes, Part IJason Parks2012-09-26
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsChris Mellen2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsJason Parks2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsHudson Belinsky2012-09-10
Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect DebutsBradley Ankrom2012-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Raising Draft StockKevin Goldstein2012-08-22


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 Brinsonís 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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