Full name is Bryce Everett Brentz ... Signed by Danny Watkins (Red Sox) ... Married to Anne Marie...The couple has a daughter, Everlee (born 2/13/18) ... Attended Middle Tennessee State University...In 2009, led the NCAA in AVG (.465), HR (28), and SLG (.930) as Sun Belt Player of the Year...As a junior in 2010, hit .348 with 15 HR, 49 RBI, a .440 OBP, and a .636 SLG ... Hit .366 (26-for-71) in 23 games during the 2009 Team USA season ... Graduated from South-Doyle (TN) High School in 2007 ... Selected by CLE in the 30th round of the 2007 June Draft, but did not sign.
Spent the majority of the season with the Mets' Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate...Missed nearly 3 months of the season due to a fractured foot. Hit 16 HR and 16 2B in 57 minor league games, slugging .586 with a .915 OPS. Attended spring training with the Red Sox before being traded to PIT on 2/20...Was claimed off waivers by NYM on 3/26. Hit 7 HR over a span of 14 games from 4/18-5/2, batting .373/.448/.902 in that time...Began that stretch with a HR in 3 straight games from 4/18-20. Fouled a ball of his left foot on 5/6...Placed on the disabled list the next day (left foot fracture). Played 2 rehab games with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets, homering once. Returned to Las Vegas on 8/1 and hit 3 HR in his first 3 games back, including a 2-HR effort on 8/3 at Omaha. Drove in 19 runs in his final 17 games of the year. Had 4 hits on 8/11 vs. Reno, finishing the game with 4 runs scored and 6 RBI...Drove in all 6 runs in the 8th inning, with a 2-run double and a grand slam. Homered in 4 straight games from 8/17-21, part of a 6-game RBI streak from 8/17-23 (9 RBI). Following the season, played 8 games for Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific Winter League.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Pawtucket...Named an International League mid-season and postseason All-Star...Tied for 5th among minor leaguers with a career-high 31 HR. Among Red Sox minor leaguers, ranked T-1st in HR and 2nd in RBI (85)...Led the PawSox in games (120), runs (75), hits (122), HR, RBI, SLG (.529), and OPS (.863). Became only the 7th PawSox player to hit 30+ HR in a season...His 31 HR and 85 RBI were the most by a Pawtucket player since Earl Snyder set club records in both categories in 2004 (36 HR, 104 RBI). Spent no time on the disabled list for the 1st time since he played in a career-best 127 games in 2012. Hit .299 (66-for-221) with 18 HR, a .602 SLG, and a .959 OPS in 61 games at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium. Slugged .622 with 10 HR with RISP...Went 6-for-9 with the bases loaded, hitting 2 grand slams. Outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on 3/31. Hit a 2-run, walk-off HR on 4/30 vs. Gwinnett. Hit a 12th-inning, walk-off single on 5/26 vs. Durham. Named IL Player of the Week on 6/18 after hitting .500 (10-for-20, 3 HR, 10 RBI) in 6 games from 6/13-17. In June, posted a .340/.421/.740/1.161 batting line (34-for-100, 25 R, 11 HR, 27 RBI). Earned his 2nd IL Player of the Week honor on 7/2 after batting .483 (14-for-29) with 9 runs, 4 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, and a 1.649 OPS in 7 games from 6/26-7/2. Won the Triple-A Home Run Derby on 7/10 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA. Was the starting LF in the Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/12. After the season, hit 7 HR in 25 games for Hermosillo of the Mexican Pacific League...On 10/26 vs. Culiacan, homered in each of his first 3 AB (4-for-5, 4 R, 6 RBI). Added to the Sox' 40-man roster on 11/2.
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).