Monday, August 4, 2014

Player Profile; Brennan Boesch

I have five cards of Brennan Boesch. This one is from 2012 Topps Heritage.

Playing career: Outfielder Brennan Boesch was a decent outfielder for the Tigers from 2010 to 2012. Each season he hit in the mid-.200s with 10-15 HR and 55-65 RBI. However, the team’s signing of Torii Hunter meant they had no room for Boesch, and he was released before the 2013 season. The Yankees, in full search-the-scrap-heap mode that year, brought Boesch on to be a regular outfielder, and in 23 games he hit about as well as could be expected (.275, 3 HR, 8 RBI) but injuries cut his season short, as it did for so many Yankees that year.

Where he is now:Boesch played a week in the majors with the Angels in April, getting three hits in thirteen at-bats. He has spent the rest of the season at AAA Salt Lake, where in 76 games he is hitting .320 with 19 HR and 68 RBI.

My memories: I remember him as one of the many disappointments of last year’s Yankee team, though I guess in his case it was more due to injuries than ineffectiveness.

Google Autocomplete results: He is ninth when you type Brenna, between Brennan’s Tap Room, a bar in Connecticut, and Brennan and Griffin, an art gallery in New York. There do not appear to be any other prominent Brennan Boesches.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Dan Boever.

1 comment:

  1. I saw his swing mechanics on a slow motion replay once. On his follow-through his whole body looked like a spring uncoiling.

    I think he might still have an MLB career. Perhaps if he can improve his contact some. I've been watching his AAA stats too and I'm sure he will at least see The Show one more time…and a few more baseball cards.