Sunday, July 26, 2015

Player Profile: Reid Brignac

I have two cards of Reid Brignac. This one is from 2009 Topps.

Playing career: Third baseman Reid Brignac came up with the Rays in 2008 and was a backup for the team for several years. His best season was 2010 where he hit .256 with 8 HR and 45 RBI in 113 games. After playing for Tampa Bay from 2008-2012 he has bounced around the majors, with brief stints for the Rockies, Yankees, Phillies and now Marlins.

Where he is now: He signed with the Marlins for 2015. He has spent most of the season in AAA, but in seventeen big league games he has one hit in thirteen at-bats.

My memories: I remembered him as a Tampa Bay Ray but had completely forgotten his seventeen-game stint with the Yankees in 2013. I guess hitting .114 with 0 RBI will make you forgettable.

Interesting facts: His wife Lauren Anderson was Playboy’s Miss July 2002. Anderson is six years older than Brignac, who was sixteen years old when his wife’s centerfold was published.

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Reid B, between Reid Barton, a mathematician, and Reid Bartelme, a costume designer. There do not appear to be any other prominent Reid Brignacs.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Nelson Briles.

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