Sunday, April 19, 2015

Player Profile: Michael Brenly

I have two cards of Michael Brenly. This one is from 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects.

Playing career: Catcher Mike Brenly was the 36th-round draft pick in 2008 of the Chicago Cubs, for whom his father Bob was an announcer. Brenly languished in A-ball from 2008-2011. After a 2011 season in which he hit .206 with 1 HR and 24 RBI in 96 games, he was promoted to AA, where he hit .227 with 6 HR and 28 RBI. When his father moved to the Diamondbacks in 2013, so did the son, who played in only eight games at AAA Reno.

Where he is now: He was finally affiliated with another organization from his father in 2014, playing for Boston’s AA team in Portland, hitting .168 with 2 HR and 18 RBI. He re-signed with Boston for 2015 and is 4 for 10 in his first three games at Portland.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is the only person to come up when you google Michael Brenl. There do not appear to be any other prominent Michael Brenlys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bill Brennan.

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