Professional Baseball Player
Position: Rightfield, LEFTFIELD
Weight: 235 lbs.
Teams: Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, Detroit Tigers & New York Yankees
Agents: CAA SPORTS (VAN WAGENEN)
- Again dominating AAA pitching, Brennan finished with .326 BA, .825 OPS and a perfect 1.000 Fielding %.
- Two call-ups to the Reds precluded Brennan from qualifying for the Batting Championship. .326 would have placed him second in the International League, following his win of the Batting Championship of the Pacific Coast League in 2014.
- Used infrequently and primarily as a late inning pinch-hitter during his two MLB call-ups, Brennan did not have opportunities, finishing 13 – 89, including the only Reds homer off Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
- Dominating all of AAA, Boesch finished as the PCL Batting Champion (.332), No. 1 in Slugging Percentage (.636), No. 1 in OPS [On-Base % plus Slugging %] (1.017), earned honors as PCL Player of the Month, Mid-Season All-Star, and First Team Year-End All-Star.
- With more than 100 fewer at-bats other league leaders due to Major League call-ups, Brennan’s totals still placed him at or near the top in almost every offensive category, including homeruns (25), doubles (25), triples (7), RBI’s (85), Total Bases (238) and On Base % (.381).
- After rehabbing from a shoulder injury last summer, Boesch signed with the California Angels for 2014 and is 3-13 in a brief call-up so far.
- As of June 19, 2014, Boesch leads Pacific Coast League (AAA), in Batting Average .345 (#1), Slugging Percentage .639 (#1), OPS .1.034 (#1).
- Established Career Bests in Slugging Percentage (.529) and OPS (.831).
- Hit .275 in 23 games for the New York Yankees before being sidelined by a shoulder muscle tear.
- Released while on AAA rehab assignment to make roster room for replacement infielder for the injured Derek Jeter.
- Won two games with clutch ninth inning hits.
- In the month of May, before being sidelined, Boesch was on a tear, hitting .438 BA, .688 slugging %, 1.125 OPS, including two clutch game-winning hits.
- Was third amongst all right fielders in Fielding Percentage (.989)
- Belted 12 homers, 54 RBI’s.
- Created “Top Tiger Moment” with game-winning Homer off Mike Adams in a downpour.
- Hit two home runs off White Sox All-Star, Chris Sale, the only two home runs the lefty ace gave up to a left-handed hitter all year.
- Led Tigers over Cubs with “Sports Center” performance, four hits, a home run and a diving catch.
- Paced back-to-back Tiger Wins over division rival White Sox with back-to-back game-winning homers.
- Batted .295 (23×78) with 7 doubles, 4 home runs and 17 RBI’s in July.
- Continued to hit in the clutch, batting .279 with winners in scoring position.
- Established Career Bests, Hit .283 with 121 hits, 75 runs scored OBP and 16 home runs.
- Received ESPN’s “Top Game Award”, going 5 for 6 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s against the Texas Rangers in a key match-up of division Champions.
- Improved right field fielding percentage to .989, third in American League, flashing the Gold Glove he won in his last year in minors at AA.
- Continued to rake against left-handed as a lefty, pitching hitting .302.
- Hitting .298 BA, .488 slugging %, .841 OPS before suffering torn thumb ligament that ended his season three weeks later.
- Batted .306 in 84 games prior to All-Star break.
- Hit .390 (41×108), with 21 runs score, 8 doubles, 6 home runs in June, led the American League with 41 hits, 3rd in batting average for the month and a 10-game hitting streak through July 4, sparking near-miss All-Star selection for second year in a row.
- Hit .338 BA, .548 slugging, .951 OPS against left-handed pitching.
- Named the American League Rookie of the Month with the Detroit Tigers in both May and June of 2010.
- Saw his first major league action after being recalled from Triple A Toledo by the Tigers on April 23, 2010 — topped all American League rookies with 14 home runs and 67 RBI, while he finished second with 119 hits, 26 doubles, 193 total bases and 43 extra-base hits.
- Tabbed the Minor League Player of the Month for April after opening the season with Toledo — batted .379 (22×56) with three double, a triple, three home runs and 17 RBI in 15 games during the month for the Mud Hens.
- At the time of his recall to Detroit in April 23, he led the International League with 22 hits and 17 RBI, while he was fourth with a .379 batting average and .455 on-base percentage.
- Made his major league debut on April 23 at Texas — doubled off Rich Harden in his first major league at-bat.
- Belted his first major league home run on April 30 versus the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a grand slam off Joel Pineiro –first Tigers players to hit a grand slam for his first major league home run since Cody Ross did so on September 2, 2003 versus Cleveland.
- Established a career high with his four hits on May 15 versus Boston.
- Selected the American League Rookie of the Month for May after hitting .345 (29×84) with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 15 RBI — finished eighth in the American League with a .345 batting average during the month.
- Garnered American League Rookie of the Month and Tigers Player of the Month honor for June after batting .337 (38×104) with 17 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 23 RBI in 27 games –tied for the second in the American with eight home runs during June, while he tied for fifth with 23 RBI and tied for eighth with 35 hits.
- Hit .337 (35×104) versus lefthanded pitchers, fifth-best in the American League…batted .233 (84×360) against righties.
- Batted .342 (83×243) with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 65 games prior to the all-star break.