Full name is Bryce Everett Brentz. Signed by Danny Watkins (Red Sox). Married to Anne Marie. Hit .348 with 15 HR, 49 RBI, a .440 OBP, and a .636 SLG in 46 games as a junior for Middle Tennessee State University in 2010...In 2009, led the NCAA in AVG (.465), HR (28), and SLG (.930) as Sun Belt Player of the Year. Hit .366 (26-for-71) in 23 games during the 2009 Team USA season. Selected by CLE in the 30th round of the 2007 June draft, but did not sign. Graduated from South-Doyle (TN) High School in 2007.
Appeared in 25 games (18 starts) with BOS, his 1st ML stint since 2014...Also hit .242 (59-for- 244) in 66 games between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. BOS went 11-7 in his starts, including 9-2 from 7/6 through the end of the season. Began the season on the 7-day disabled list from 4/7-21...Played in 12 games with the Sea Dogs before being promoted to Pawtucket on 5/6. Hit .295 and slugged .470 (39-for-132, 14 2B, 3 HR) in 34 games from 5/14-6/22 before being recalled by BOS on 6/24. 17 of his 18 starts with BOS were in LF...Also started at DH on 6/26 at TEX, when he hit his 1st ML homer in the 6th inning off Martin Perez. Hit safely in his first 4 games with BOS (7-for-15, 2 2B, HR)...Was 12-for-32 (.375) in his first 9 games with the Sox, but went 5-for-29 (.172) in his final 16...Optioned to Pawtucket on 8/11 and spent the remainder of the season with the PawSox. Hit a 3-run HR in his final minor league game of the season, 9/5 vs. Buffalo. Batted .333 (13-for-39) with a .930 OPS against LHP for the PawSox.
Was limited to 59 games with Triple-A Pawtucket due to a fractured left thumb...Was leading the PawSox in HR (8) at the time of his season-ending injury. Split time defensively between LF (18 games, all starts) and RF (26 games, 25 starts)...Also served as a DH 15 times. Hit safely in 14 of 19 games in April, batting .297/.361/.514 (22-for-74, 9 RBI, 8 BB)...Led the team with 10 XBH in the month (7 2B, 3 HR). His 1st HR of the season came on 4/10 at Lehigh Valley off PHI's Chad Billingsley (on rehab). Hit a walk-off HR in Pawtucket's home-opening 8-7 win on 4/16 vs. Rochester. Went deep in back-to-back games, 4/27-28 vs. Syracuse. Suffered a left thumb fracture during a head-first slide at 2B on 6/17 at Charlotte and missed the remainder of the season...Was placed on the DL on 6/19 (retro to 6/18). His 8 HR at the time of the injury were leading the PawSox. After the season, played in 8 games for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Made ML debut, playing 9 games for the Red Sox in September...Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket (63 regular season games), splitting time between LF (28 G) and RF (23 G)...Hit safely in 6 of 8 games with a PA for BOS, going 8-for-26 (.308)...Played LF (6 G, 5 GS) and RF (2 G, 1 GS)...Recalled on 9/17 for 1st career ML stint...Debuted that night at PIT with a pinch-hit double in the 5th inning...Was the 1st Red Sox with an XBH in his 1st career PA since Daniel Nava's grand slam on 6/12/10 vs. PHI...Had multiple hits in back-to-back games from 9/24-25 (.444, 4-for-9, 2B, RBI)...Ranked 2nd on Pawtucket with 12 HR and was 3rd with 53 RBI, despite missing over 2 months on the DL...In 26 games from 4/3-29 to begin the season with the PawSox, ranked T-3rd in the International League with 22 RBI...Also ranked among IL leaders in HR (T-8th, 4) and XBH (T-10th, 10)...Placed on the DL on 5/20 (retro to 5/16) with a right hamstring strain...Played 9 games on rehab between the GCL Red Sox and Short-A Lowell, combining to go 2-for-26....Beginning on 8/2 activation, hit .263 (35-for-133) with 6 HR and 27 RBI in 31 games between regular and postseason play to finish the Triple-A season...Ended the regular season with an IL-high 24 RBI in 20 games from 8/8-31...Hit 5 HR over that stretch, T-5th most in the league...Ranked among IL postseason leaders in hits (T-4th, 9) and 2B (T-1st, 3) over 7 games...Hit .263 (10-for-38) overall in 8 postseason games, including the Triple-A Championship Game, while helping Pawtucket to the Governors' Cup title
Led Triple-A Pawtucket with 17 home runs in 82 games…Had the 8th-best AB/HR ratio among International Leaguers with at least 300 AB (19.2). His 19 total homers, including a rehab stint, tied for the lead among Red Sox farmhands. Ranked 2nd on the PawSox in SLG (.475) and total bases (155). Opened the season with an 8-game hitting streak from 4/4-13 (.364, 12-for-33, 5 2B, HR, 7 RBI). Went deep in 3 straight games from 4/28-30 vs. Columbus. Had multiple hits in 4 straight games from 5/11-15…Hit .533 (8-for-15) in that stretch. Connected for a walk-off 3-run homer on 5/17 vs. Gwinnett. Had a season-high 10-game hit streak from 5/21-31, with a .318 AVG (14-for-44), a double, 3 homers, 9 RBI, and 3 walks in that stretch. Placed on 7-day DL on 7/6 with a right knee injury…Activated on 8/25 after a 6-game rehab stint with the Rookie- level GCL Red Sox in which he hit .235 (4-for-17) with 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 8 RBI. Hit 6 of his 17 homers for Pawtucket over 20 games from 6/9-7/5, immediately preceding trip to the DL…Went deep in 8/25 return vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Went 4-for-34 (.118) with 2 doubles, a homer, 2 RBI, and a walk in 8 playoff games for the PawSox…Homered and doubled in Game 1 of the Semifinals at Rochester. Following the season, played in 19 games for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (.105, 6-for-57, 2 2B, HR, 8 RBI, 6 BB).