Brent Stuart Lillibridge…he and his wife Stephanie have a son, Cohen…played 3 seasons at the University of Washington in Seattle…earned 1st team Pac-10 all-conference honors as a junior in 2005…played baseball at Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, WA (graduated 2002).
Combined for a .119 (7-59) average with 5 RBI in 20 games with the Cubs and Yankees…was just 2-for-22 vs. LHP…committed 2 errors in 59 total chances between the 2 clubs…opened the season with Chicago and was 1-for-24 in 9 games, including 5 starts at 2B and 3 at 3B…was hitless in 1st 18 at bats before singling on April 9 vs. MIL for lone hit…was designated for assignment on April 16 and outrighted to Iowa (AAA) on April 18…saw action at all 4 infield positions and LF and RF with the I-Cubs…hit .419 (13-31) over 1st 8 games…had a .338 (23-68) average vs. lefthanders…produced a pair of 4-hit games, April 25 vs. Omaha and June 1 vs. New Orleans.
Was traded to the Yankees organization on June 21 and sent to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)…had a .341 (28-83) average in 23 games for the RailRiders before being purchased by New York on July 19…batted .171 (6-35) in 11 games for the Yankees, starting 8 games at 3B and one at 1B…was 2-for-4 on July 26 vs. TB for only multi-hit game…went 1-for-14 in final 5 games and was designated for assignment on Aug. 5 and outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 8…hit .210 (13-62) in 18 games the rest of the year…played all 4 infield positions for the RailRiders…had a .333 (13-39) average vs. LHP.
Brent was traded twice in a month's span and played for three clubs ... combined to hit .195 (37-for-190) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 102 games between the White Sox, Red Sox and Indians. ...Registered a .955 fielding percentage in 96 games (47 starts) ... committed eight errors in 176 total chances. ...Appeared at every outfield and infield position during the season, most often at first base (23 games)....Stole 13 bases, his second-straight campaign with at least 10 steals ... had 10 swipes in 2011....Began the season with Chicago (A.L.), and batted .175 (11-for-63) with a double and two RBI in 49 games before he was traded to Boston with pitcher Zach Stewart for Kevin Youkilis, June 24....Appeared in just 10 games with Boston, hitting .125 (2-for-16) before he was traded to Cleveland for pitcher Jose De La Torre, July 24. ...Batted .216 (24-for-111) with five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 43 contests with the Indians. ...Clubbed three home runs in a six-game span, August 11-18 ... batted .300 (6-for-20) with six runs and five RBI during the run....Recorded a season-high three hits, August 11 vs. Boston.
Established career highs in virtually all offensive categories, batting.258 (48-186) with 13 home runs and 29 RBI in 97 games...entered theseason with just three home runs in 273 Major-League at-bats...suffereda fractured fifth metacarpal in his right hand after being hit by a pitch byCleveland's Josh Judy on 9/8 and missed the remainder of the season...ranked fourth in the American League with a home run every 14.31 at-bats(min. 185 AB), trailing only Toronto's Jose Bautista (11.93), the Angels' MikeNapoli (12.30) and the Yankees' Curtis Granderson (14.22)...was hit bya pitch seven times (twice in 139 games from 2008-10)...the Sox went60-37 in games he played (26-20 in his starts)...made 43 appearances inright field (18 starts), 22 at first base (12), 11 in center (8), nine in left (7)and six at second (1)...hit .294 (15-51) with six homers and 14 RBI whenplaying first...did not record a home run or RBI in July, but led the Sox withsix home runs in August (14 RBI)...homered in back-to-back games threetimes, including the first time in his career on 4/30-5/1 vs. Baltimore...madehis second Opening Day roster (also 2009)...hit the franchise's 10,000thhome run on 4/11 vs. Oakland (off Dallas Braden)...reached base safely in12 consecutive games from 5/28-6/11...made his first career appearanceat first base on 7/31 vs. Boston and first start on 8/7 at Minnesota...tiedhis career high with three RBI on 8/14 vs. Kansas City (fourth time)...matched his career high in hits on 8/21vs. Texas, going 3-5 with a home run and two RBI.
Hit .224 (22-98) with two homers and 16 RBI in 64 games withthe White Sox...ranked among the American League pinch-hit leaders inextra-base hits (T1st, 5), doubles (2nd, 3), RBI (T2nd, 7) and hits (T6th,5)...made 25 appearances at second base (18 starts), six in center field(one), four at shortstop, three at third (one) and one in both right and left... batted .409 (9-22) in 42 games as a substitute, and .171 (13-79) in 22starts...hit .303 (10-33) vs. left-handers (.185 vs. righties)...was 9-26(.346) with runners in scoring position...posted a .455 (10-22) averagein 18 first-half games, compared to .158 (12-76) in 46 appearances afterthe All-Star Break...was recalled from Charlotte on 6/1 after batting .270(50-185) in 70 games...hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer on 6/9 vs. Detroit,his first home run since 7/12/08 at San Diego...collected a pinch-hit, threeruntriple on 6/30 vs. Kansas City...compiled a career-high, eight-gamehitting streak from 6/30-7/16...replaced an injured Gordon Beckham on8/30 at Cleveland and hit a go-ahead, solo home run in the 11th inning...had seven hits in his last 65 at-bats (.108).
Split the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte...batted .158 (15-95) with three RBIin 46 games in his first season with the Sox...made 23 appearances at second base (14 starts), 12 in center field (nine), seven at shortstop (three) and one at third...was successful in six of nine stolen-base attempts...was used as a pinch runner on six occasions, scoring two runs and stealing two bases...led off seven times (Sox went 5-2), hitting .138 (4-29)...made his first Opening Day roster...led off for the first time on 4/11 vs. Minnesota (0-2)...went 11-68 (.162) in 26 games before being optioned to Charlotte on 5/19...was recalled from Charlotte on 7/31 and optioned back to the Knights on 8/1...was recalled from Charlotte for the third and final time on 8/14...made 14 appearances with the Sox following his final promotion, going 4-22 (.182)...hit .252 (62-246) with three home runs and 24 RBI in 67 games with Charlotte...entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 8 Prospect in the White Sox organization.
spent the majority of the season with class aaa richmond, hitting .220 (78-355) with four home runs,39 rBi and 23 stolen bases in 90 games ... also played in 29 games over four stints with atlanta and went 16-80(.200) ... began the season with richmond before his contract was purchased on 4/26 ... made his major-leaguedebut at shortstop on 4/26 at the Mets (0-4) ... picked up his fi rst RBI with a ground out on 4/27 at the Mets ...collected his fi rst hit on 6/25 vs. Milwaukee (double off Mitch Stetter) ... hit his fi rst home run on 7/12 at San Diego(off Joe thatcher) ... was a non-roster invitee to spring training with the Braves ... named by Baseball Americaas atlanta's no. 6 prospect entering the season ... was acquired by the white sox on 12/5 in part of a six-playerdeal with atlanta (acquisition recommended by John tumminia and Bill young).
Was the Braves organization's pick as Richmond Player of Year (AAA), hitting .287 with 10 HR, 14 2B, 41RBI and 28 SB in 87 games after his promotion on 6/1. Opened the season with Mississippi (AA) and hit .275 in 52 games with 14 steals for the M-Braves. Combined for 13 home runs and 42 steals in 2007. Named by Baseball America as the Braves' sixth-best prospect following the season. Led the Braves' system with 42 SB, was fourth with 148 H, tied for fifth with 5 3B and ninth with 13 HR. Tied for fourth in the International League with 28 stolen bases with the R-Braves. Had four hits 7/20 vs. TOL and 8/3 vs. IND. Ripped off seven-game hitting streak 7/18-24 (11-for-28). Had three straight multiple-hit games 8/2-4 (8-for-13). Hit .378 and scored a club-high seven runs in the International League playoffs. Had his nine-game post-season hitting streak ended at the Bricktown Showdown. Was acquired along with LHP Mike Gonzalez from Pittsburgh on 1/19.
Lillibridge was the only minor leaguer to post a .300 batting average, a .400 on-base percentage, double-digit home runs (13) and 50 or more RBI (71) and steals (53)...Scored a combined 106 runs, good for fifth-best in all of minor league baseball...Was named a South Atlantic League All-Star with Hickory (A) prior to being promoted to Lynchburg on 6/25...Hit a combined .392 (20-for-51) with RISP and two outs...Combined from both stops, hit .356 vs. LHP (47-for-132) and .283 (98-for-346) vs. RHP...On 4/9 vs. LCO, he went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs batted in...Had a home run to go with three runs scored, three runs batted in and three walks on 5/12 at GRE...Ended the season with an 11-game hitting streak (8/22-9/2) that included six multi-hit games (.439, 18-for-41, 13 RBI).
Named to the NY-Penn League's midseason and postseason All-Star team after being drafted byPittsburgh in the fourth round out of University of Washington...Was considered the second-best prospect in the draft by Baseball America
and 88th-best overall.