Brett begins his sixth pro season with Chicago after he was selected in the first round (31st overall) of the 2009 draft … has spent time at every level in the Cubs organization, including a 44-game appearance at the major league level during the 2012 campaign... Went 21-for-120 (.175) with six doubles, one triple, four home runs and nine RBI in 44 games with the major league club in 2012... Owns a .270 batting average (503-for-1,864) with 338 runs, 94 doubles, 39 triples, 61 home runs and 234 RBI in 497 career minor league games... Recorded 12 triples in 2012, becoming the first Cub to lead the Pacific Coast League in triples since Ross Gload in 2001... Was named by *Baseball America* as the organization's fifth-best prospect heading into 2013... The publication named him the second-best prospect in the organization heading into the 2010 and 2011 seasons … was named the top prospect entering 2012... Played for the USA Baseball Pan American Qualifying Team in the 2010 COP ABE Pan American Qualifying Tournament... Was a member of Team USA in the 2010 MLB All-Star Futures Game in Los Angeles, Calif... Attended the University of California Berkeley … in three season with the Bears, batted .303 (146-for-481) with 91 runs scored, 25 doubles, 11 triples, 12 home runs and 85 RBI in 152 games... Graduated from Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif... Participated in the 2010 and 2012 Cubs Caravans.
Spent time at three levels, batting .210 (68-for-324) with 35 runs scored, 11 doubles, five triples, six home runs and 27 RBI in 95 games ... missed significant time, landing on the minor league disabled list due to a right foot contusion (May 1-9) and a left knee sprain (June 22-July 29)... Began the season with Triple-A Iowa, and appeared in 61 games, posting a .223 batting average (48-for-215) with seven doubles, three triples, six home runs and 23 RBI... Appeared in four games with Rookie League Mesa as part of a rehab assignment, July 25-29 … went 1-for-14 (.071) with a run scored... Hit .256 (34-for-133) against Triple-A right-handed pitchers compared to a .171 mark (14-for-82) against southpaws... Recorded at least one RBI in four-straight games, June 1-4 (six total)... Twice homered in consecutive games, April 28-29 and June 9-11... Activated from the disabled list for a second time, July 29, and optioned to Double-A Tennessee... Batted .200 (19-for-95) with four doubles, two triples and four RBI in 30 games with the Smokies.
Brett was promoted to his first major league roster, August 5, and went on to appear in 44 games for Chicago ... he batted .175
(21-for-120) with six doubles, four home runs and nine RBI. ...His .303 on-base percentage was 128 points higher than his .175 batting average, thanks in part to 22 walks ... struck out 59 times in 120
...Batted .208 (16-for-77) in 24 August games ... hit .117 (5-for-43) in
20 games starting September 1.
...Played 39 games (38 starts) in center field ... recorded a .979 fielding
percentage (2 E/96 TC).
...Was selected from Triple-A Iowa, August 5, and made his major debut at
Dodger Stadium, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run while getting the
start in center field.
...Belted his first-career home run in the second inning of August 18's
nightcap at the Reds, a solo shot off Todd Redmond.
...Hit .368 (7-for-19) with three doubles, three home runs, six RBI and
eight walks in seven games from August 24-30.
...Went deep in consecutive games, August 24-25 vs. Colorado.
...Made September 14's start in center field (0-for-4), his first appearance since he exited September 7's game in Pittsburgh with a bruised
right knee after making a highlight reel catch against the outfield wall to
end the sixth inning.
...Began the season with Triple-A Iowa and batted .256 (104-for-407)
with 22 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs, 27 stolen bases, 66 runs
scored and 47 RBI in 106 games.
...Posted a .338 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging percentage to
contribute to an .817 OPS with Iowa.
...Led the Pacific Coast League with 12 triples and 158 strikeouts ... was
the first Iowa Cub to lead the PCL in triples since Ross Gload in 2001
... the previous I-Cub to lead the league in strikeouts was Joe Carter in
...Connected on four lead-off homers for Iowa: May 6 vs. New Orleans,
June 1 at Omaha, June 23 vs. Round Rock and July 20 at Albuquerque.
Brett began the year with Double-A Tennessee, but was promoted to the Triple-A level for the first time in his career...he
batted .297 (55-for-185) with 13 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 26 RBI in 48 games for Iowa...Combined to hit .274 (118-for-431) with 84 runs, 23 doubles, five
triples and 20 home runs in 115 games between Tennessee and Iowa. His 20 homers matched his total from his first two seasons,
combined...Landed on the seven-day disabled list, May 12-30, with a sprained
pinky finger on his left hand...Named a Southern League mid-season All-Star, batting .273 (47-for-172) with seven long balls and 27 RBI for Tennessee in the first half...Promoted to Iowa, July 13...Posted a .351 batting average (40-for-114) with six homers, 19 RBI
and a 1.023 OPS in 28 August contests...Was 38-for-124 (.306) against right-handed pitching at the Triple-A
level...hit .279 (17-for-61) against southpaws.
In his first full professional season, Brett combined to hit .297 (146-for-491) with 32 doubles, 14 triples, 12 home runs and
66 RBI in 128 games between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee...Began the season with Daytona, hitting .316 (83-for-263) with 19
doubles, eight triples, six homers and 38 RBI in 67 contests...While with the Cubs, owned a .344 average (33-for-96) with three
homers and 15 RBI off southpaws compared to a .299 mark (50-for-
167) with three homers and 23 RBI off right-handed pitching...Hit .469 (23-for-49) with 16 runs, nine doubles, three triples, three
homers, 12 RBI, a .518 on-base percentage, a .959 slugging percentage
and a 1.477 OPS after the All-Star break at the Single-A level...Rode a 10-game hitting streak, April 11-20, batting .415 (17-for-41)
during the stretch...Hit for the cycle, June 14 vs. Lakeland, including a two-run walk-off
homer in the 11th inning...Posted a .378 average (34-for-90) with 11 doubles, four triples, four
homers and 22 RBI in 22 June contests ... led to his June 27 promotion
to Tennessee...In 61 games with the Smokies, batted .276 (63-for-228) with 47 runs,
13 doubles, six triples, six homers and 28 RBI...Opened his time with Tennessee with four-straight multi-hit affairs, going
9-for-19 (.474) with six runs, two doubles, two homers and five RBI...Posted a season-high 12-game hitting streak, June 18-30, between
Daytona and Tennessee ... combined to hit .462 (24-for-52) with 19
runs, eight doubles, two triples, four homers and 11 RBI during the run...With the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, went 3-for-12 (.250)
with three runs, one double and five RBI in four contests.
Compiled a .318 batting average (67-for-211) with six doubles, three triples, eight homers and 36 RBI in 53 games between
Rookie-League Mesa, Single-A Boise and Single-A Peoria...Batted .321 off southpaws compared to a .316 clip off right-handed
pitchers...Made his professional debut July 1 with Mesa, going 1-for-2 with three
runs, two walks and a RBI...In three games with the Mesa Cubs, went 5-for-11 (.455) with six runs,
three walks, a triple and four RBI...Selected by Single-A Boise July 4, batting .330 (29-for-88) with 14 runs,
17 walks, 15 RBI and a .443 on-base percentage in 24 games with the
Hawks...Appeared in 26 games for Peoria after his promotion July 31 ... hit at a
.295 clip (33-for-112) with 30 runs, five doubles, seven homers, 17 RBI
and a .927 OPS with the Chiefs...Collected a career-high four knocks August 16, going 4-for-6 with three
runs, a double, a homer and three RBI in the Chiefs' 15-0 blanking of
Quad Cities...Finished the season riding a season-high nine-game hitting streak, went
15-for-39 (.385) with a seven runs, a double and four RBI during the
span...Was named third-best prospect in the Northwest League by Baseball
America following the 2009 season.