Brandon Shane Drury...Graduated from Grant Pass High School (OR) where he played shortstop...As a senior was named first-team Rawlings All-West Region...Prior to signing with the Braves, had committed to play baseball at Oregon State University... Played football and basketball as a child before focusing on baseball full time in high school...Grew up an avid Angels fan...Spent several offseasons working out with former MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki.
Tabbed as a Silver Slugger for first time in career during eighth big league season...Established new career highs in nearly every offensive category, including runs (87), hits (136), home run (28), walks (38) and OPS (.855) with the Reds and Padres...28 home runs were good for 12th in the N.L. by an infielder...Marked first 20 2B/20 HR season of career...Began the season with Cincinnati and was pacing the Reds in average (min. 200 AB), hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, runs and slugging before midseason trade...Acquired by the Padres on Aug. 2 in exchange for INF Victor Acosta... Following trade, ranked in the Top 5 on the Padres in home runs (second), slugging (second), RBI (third), average (third), doubles (T3rd), runs (fourth), hits (fifth) and triples (T5th)...Made debut with Padres on Aug. 3 vs. Colorado and connected for second career grand slam in his first PA with San Diego...Became first player with a grand slam in his first PA with a team after changing teams midseason since Boston’s Rip Repulski on May 10, 1960...Became fourth Reds player to hit at least 20 HR and play five positions in a single season, joining Scooter Gennett (2017), Willie Greene (1996, 1997) and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench (1970, 1971, 1977)...Began June by setting a career-high 12-game hitting streak...Signed with the Reds to a Minor League contract and was invited to Spring Training.
Made 51 apps for the Mets from 5/21-6/21 and 7/24-8/31...As a pinch hitter led the Major Leagues in hitting (.367), slugging percentage (.767) and OPS (1.154)...His 11 pinch hits ranked T9th in the Major Leagues...Hit his first three career pinch-hit HR, tied for third-most in the Major Leagues and tied for the fifth-most ever by a Mets batter in a single season...From 7/24-7/29 hit safely in eight straight at bats, a career-high and one shy of the Mets' record for hits in consecutive at-bats...On 7/27 vs Atl became the 10th Mets batter ever to produce a three-hit game off the bench...On 7/31 vs the Reds produced his sixth career walk-off RBI, a run-scoring single off Luis Cessa...On 10/2 was designated for assignment...On 10/6 was outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse...On 10/7 elected free agency.
Spent the first month of the season with Toronto, appearing in 21 games before being optioned to the team's Alternate Site on Aug. 28...Was designated for assignment on Aug. 31 and outrighted to the minors on Sept. 4...Was 2-4 with a walk in his season debut, then went 5-42 (.119) with one RBI, two runs scored and one walk in his last 20 games.
Played six different positions over the course of the season: 1B (12G), 2B (16G), 3B (65G), SS (5G), LF (8G) and RF (18G)...Doubled in his first at-bat on April 15 at MIN to snap a career-long 0-for-24 drought (0-for-17 from Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2015)...Hit his 1st home run as a Blue Jay on April 19 at OAK...Had last homered on April 1, 2018 at TOR...His 65 at-bats without an RBI to start a season were 2nd most in team history (Dave Collins - 76 AB in 1983)...On April 19 and 20 at OAK, homered in consecutive games for the 6th time in his career (last: Sept. 3-4, 2017)...Followed up a Tellez three-run blast for Toronto's 1st back-to-back homers of 2019...Also recorded his first three-hit effort since Aug. 20, 2017 at MIN...Notched his 1st career walk-off home run on April 26 vs. OAK, a two-run shot in the 9th for a 4-2 victory..Hit his 1st career extra-inning home run on April 28 vs. OAK, a three-run shot to tie the game in the 11th inning...Hit his first four home runs of the season vs. OAK...Connected for his 5th home run on April 30 at LAA...Homered in consecutive games for the 7th time in his career and the 2nd time in his last nine contests...Scored three runs in Toronoto's 4-3 loss in San Francisco on May 15, becoming the 6th player in team history to score all 3+ of the club's run in a game, the 2nd to do so without a home run...Hit his 8th home run of the season on July 5 vs. BAL, his 2nd in three games (July 3 vs. BOS)...Recorded his 1st career multi-HR game with a pair of solo shots on July 27 vs. TB...Finished with four hits to tie a career high (6th time)...His 10 total bases were a career best...Hit his 12th home run on Aug. 2 at BAL, the 6th of his last 19 games...On Aug. 6 at TB, gave the Jays a 3-0 lead with a three-run homer, his 13th long-ball of the season and his 4th to break a tie...Belted his 1st career grand slam on Aug. 12 vs. TEX...Also drove in a run with a single for a five-RBI night, the 2nd most in his career (6 RBI on June 21, 2017 at COL)...Strung together a nine-game hitting streak from July 31-Aug. 12 (12-for-35, 1-2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI), the longest single-season streak of his career (10G from Sept. 28, 2016-April 8, 2017)...Connected for his 15th home run on Sept. 23 vs. BAL, one shy of his career high (16 in 2016).
Started games at first base (2G), second base (5G), third base (13G) and shortstop (1G) ... Was acquired by the Yankees from Arizona as part of a three-team trade at the start of spring training ... Played three separate stints for the Yankees ... Hit .291 (58-for-199) over 56 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (13-2B, 1-3B, 5-HR, 30-RBI) and was named to the International League All-Star team ... Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from April 7-May 14 with severe migraines ... Hit .176 (9-for-51) across 18 games for the Yankees before being traded to the Blue Jays along with OF Billy McKinney in exchange for LHP J.A. Happ on July 26 ... Made his Toronto debut as a pinch-hitter on July 27 at CWS (0-for-1, K) ... Went 4-for-26 (.154) with two doubles and three RBI over eight games for Toronto while playing second base, third base and shortstop ... Landed on the DL for the remainder of the season on Aug. 5 with a left hand fracture.
Spent his entire season up with the Diamondbacks, batting .267/.317/.447 (119-for-445) with 41 runs, 37 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 135 games ... Tied for 7th in the NL in doubles ... Made 114 appearances at second base (109 starts) and one start at third base ... Ranked 2nd in the Majors with a .414 AVG (24-for-58) during Interleague Play, behind only Houston's Jose Altuve (.421)… His 1.271 OPS was 3rd behind Mike Trout (1.347) and Abreu (1.292)…Collected an RBI in eight consecutive Interleague games from May 9-Aug. 16, tied for the 5th-longest such streak in Major League history ... Recorded a career-high six RBI on June 21 at COL, tied a career high in hits as he went 4-for-6 with a run and a double… Became the 2nd player in Diamondbacks history to drive in at least six runs in a game without hitting a home run (also Augie Ojeda on May 3, 2008 vs. the Mets) ... On Aug. 3 CHC, became the 2nd visiting player to homer off of Wrigley Field's left-field video board (built in 2015), joining Milwaukee's Chris Carter on Sept. 17, 2016 ... Made his postseason debut in the D-backs' NL Wild Card Game vs. COL and in the NLDS against the Dodgers…Went 1-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in three games ... Hit a pinch-hit three-run HR off Brandon Morrow in the 7th inning of Game 2 at Dodger Stadium…Was the 3rd pinch-hit HR in D-backs postseason history, following Erubiel Durazo in 2001 NLCS Game 5 at ATL and Turner Ward in 1999 NLDS Game 3 at NYM.
Hit .282 (130-for-461) with 31 doubles, 16 home runs and 53 RBI in 134 games in his first full season with the D-backs...Ranked among the franchise rookie leaders in several catego-ries, including doubles (1st), extra-base hits (2nd, 48), slugging pct. (2nd, .458), OPS (2nd, .786), homers (4th), average (4th), on-base pct. (4th, .329), total bases (4th, 211), at-bats (5th), hits (6th), RBI (T-6th) and runs (T-6th, 59)...Among NL rookies, ranked second in doubles, hits and total bases, fourth in extra-base hits and RBI, fifth in average and sixth in home runs...Hit .322 (75-for-233) in 69 games @ Chase Field, the fifth-best home average in the NL...Batted .324 (46-for-142) with 2 outs, fifth best in the NL…it was the eighth-best average by a rookie since 1974...His .365 average after Aug. 25 was fourth best in the Majors, behind Joey Votto (.375), Yadier Molina (.370) and DJ LeMahieu (.363) [min. 100 AB]...Tied for the club rookie record for home runs in April (4), May (4) and September (5)...Named co-NL Player of the Week, with Pirates' Sean Rodriguez, for Sept. 12-18, his first weekly honor (.500, 4 HR, 7 RBI)...Made his first Opening Day roster and made 2 stints with Ari-zona…was optioned to Triple-A Reno from June 19-24...Appeared in 62 games in left field, 32 in right, 29 at third base, 16 at second base and 1 at first base…had 84 consecutive er-rorless games from May 5-Sept. 11...Recorded 3 walk-off plate appearances, the most in team his-tory by a rookie: single on July 17 vs. Dodgers, sac fly on Aug. 24 vs. Braves and single on Sept. 18 vs. Dodgers...First rookie since Eric Hosmer in 2011 (3) with 3+ walk-off hits in a single season, and the first NL rookie since Jason Heyward in 2010 (3) [source:STATS LLC]... Entered 2016 rated by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the D-backs' system (94th overall) and No. 5 by MLB.com.
Hit .214 (12-for-56) with 3 doubles, 2 homers and 8 RBI in 20 games in his first Major League season with Arizona…Appeared in 11 games (8 starts) at third base, 6 games (4 starts) at second and 1 game (1 start) at shortstop… Recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sept. 1 at Rockies and made his Major League debut at third base…Recorded first hit on Sept. 2 @ Rockies (single off Jon Gray)…Hit his first homer on Sept. 22 @ Dodgers (off Adam Liberatore)…Combined to hit .303 (159-for-524) with 40 doubles, 5 home runs, 61 RBI and 65 runs scored in 130 games with Reno and Double-A Mobile…appeared in 62 games at second base, 61 at third and 9 at shortstop…Selected to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team…Tied for ninth in the Minor Leagues in doubles (was tied for fourth at the time of his promotion)…Named a First-Team Minor League All-Star and the SL Best Second Baseman by Baseball America following the season…Entered the season ranked by Baseball America and MLB.com as Arizona's No. 7 Prospect.
Combined to bat .299 (160-for-535) with 42 doubles, 23 home runs and 95 RBI in 136 games with Class A Visalia and Double-A Mobile... Named to the California League midseason All-Star Team... Ranked among CL leaders in doubles (T-3rd, 35), OPS (8th, .885) and slugging percentage (9th, .519)...Selected as the Southern League Hitter of the Week for Aug. 11-18... Played with Salt River in the Arizona Fall League…participated in the Rising Stars Game and named to the All-Prospect Team... Cited by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Third Baseman in the CL following the season…also rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the D-backs' organization prior to the season and No. 13 by MLB.com.
Spent the entire season with Class A South Bend and hit .302 (159-for-526) with 51 doubles, 15 home runs and 85 RBI in 134 games...Led all Minor Leaguers in doubles…also ranked among Midwest League leaders in doubles (1st), total bases (2nd, 263), hits (T-2nd), slugging percentage (3rd, .500), OPS (4th, .862), runs scored (T-7th, 78) and average (10th)... Named to the MWL mid- and postseason All-Star Teams…earned Hitter of the Week honors for May 27-June 3...Traded to Arizona on Jan. 24 with infielders Martin Prado and Nick Ahmed and right-handed pitchers Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill for outfielder Justin Upton and infielder Chris Johnson.
Appeared in 123 games with Class A Rome, batting .229 (102-for-445) with 22 doubles, six home runs and 51 RBI...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' No. 10 prospect.
Named the Appalachian League co-Player of the Year after hitting .347 (92-for-265) with 23 doubles, 8 home runs and 54 RBI in 63 games with Rookie Danville…also garnered APPY postseason All-Star Team honors and selected as the Braves' Minor League Rookie-Level Player of the Year... Ranked among APP leaders in hits (1st), average (2nd), doubles (2nd), total bases (3rd, 139), RBI (4th), slugging percentage (9th, .525) and OPS (10th, .891)... Boasted an 18-game hitting streak from Aug. 11-end of season (.422; 31-for-78), tied for the third-longest streak in the league... Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect in the APP following the season.
Made his pro debut with Rookie Gulf Coast League Braves and hit .198 (38-for-192) with three home runs and 17 RBI.