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Brett Lawrie

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2015 Stats

AVG

.260

HR

16

RBI

60

R

64

SB

5

2016 RotoWire Projections

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Acquired last offseason in the Josh Donaldson trade, Lawrie was able to stay healthy for a whole season in 2015 for the first time in his career, playing in 149 games. Lawrie used that health to provi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/18/1990   BORN: Langley, BC Canada   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Lawrie Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4.125 million contract with the White Sox in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

January 14, 2016  –  Brett Lawrie News

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Lawrie agreed to a one-year, $4.125 million contract with the White Sox on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

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Brett Lawrie Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 19 A WIS 105 419 372 48 102 36 18 5 13 65 19 11 41 70 0 6 0 .274 .348 .454 .802
2009 19 AA HUN 13 53 52 6 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 14 0 0 1 .269 .283 .308 .591
2010 20 AA HUN 135 609 554 90 158 59 35 16 8 63 30 13 47 118 2 1 5 .285 .346 .449 .795
2011 21 A+ DUN 4 11 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .125 .364 .125 .489
2011 21 AAA LAS 69 329 292 64 103 48 24 6 18 61 13 2 26 53 4 1 6 .353 .415 .661 1.076
2011 21 MAJ TOR 43 171 150 26 44 21 8 4 9 25 7 1 16 31 2 0 3 .293 .373 .580 .953
2012 22 R GUL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 22 A+ DUN 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 22 MAJ TOR 125 536 494 73 135 40 26 3 11 48 13 8 33 86 2 2 5 .273 .324 .405 .729
2013 23 A+ DUN 4 13 12 1 6 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .538 .750 1.288
2013 23 A LAN 2 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2013 23 AA NEW 3 13 9 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .333 .538 .333 .871
2013 23 AAA BUF 3 13 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 .167 .231 .417 .648
2013 23 MAJ TOR 107 442 401 41 102 32 18 3 11 46 9 5 30 68 1 3 7 .254 .315 .397 .712
2014 24 A+ DUN 3 12 10 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .400 .500 .500 1.000
2014 24 MAJ TOR 70 282 259 27 64 21 9 0 12 38 0 0 16 49 0 2 5 .247 .301 .421 .722
2015 25 MAJ OAK 149 602 562 64 146 48 29 3 16 60 5 2 28 144 3 4 5 .260 .299 .407 .706
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3-Year Averages     108 440 407 44 104 33 18 2 13 48 4 2 24 87 1 3 5 .256 .303 .405 .708

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Brett Lawrie Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .299 .407 .706
Oct. 3 Det 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262 .301 .410 .711
Oct. 2 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .301 .411 .712
Oct. 1 KC Did not play.
Sep. 30 KC 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .301 .411 .712
Sep. 29 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .302 .414 .716
Sep. 27 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .303 .417 .720
Sep. 26 @NYY 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .303 .418 .721
Sep. 25 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .304 .422 .726
Sep. 23 @Det 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .303 .422 .725
Sep. 22 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .303 .424 .727
Sep. 21 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .304 .427 .731
Sep. 19 @Cle 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .306 .430 .736
Sep. 18 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .309 .434 .743
Sep. 17 Oak 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .310 .436 .746
Sep. 16 Oak 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .269 .306 .431 .737
Sep. 15 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 14 Oak 6 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .307 .430 .737
Sep. 13 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .307 .423 .730
Sep. 12 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .308 .426 .734
Sep. 11 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .308 .428 .736
Sep. 9 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .310 .430 .740
Sep. 8 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .310 .432 .742
Sep. 7 Cle 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .313 .436 .749
Sep. 6 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .310 .431 .741
Sep. 5 @KC 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .312 .434 .746
Sep. 4 @KC 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .312 .433 .745
Last 7 Days 26 2 5 1 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 .192 .214 .231 .445
Last 14 Days 41 5 7 1 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 0 2 2 .171 .234 .195 .429
Last 30 Days 102 12 22 6 1 1 6 6 27 0 0 0 2 3 .216 .255 .324 .579

Brett Lawrie: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 42 109 1
2014 32 63
2013 6 103
2012 123 1 1
2011 43

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Brett Lawrie Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015157207221.293.484.825
2014617270.197.361.595
20139673102.219.344.613

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015405449384.247.378.660
20141982010310.263.439.760
2013305348367.266.413.742

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015275376261.247.385.684
2014123127200.285.496.817
2013204234275.265.407.742

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152872710344.272.429.728
2014136155180.213.353.638
2013197187194.244.386.680
Brett Lawrie Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 19 A WIS 419 372 9.8% 16.7% 0.59 81% .308 .180
2009 19 AA HUN 53 52 0% 26.4% 0.00 73% .368 .039
2010 20 AA HUN 609 554 7.7% 19.4% 0.40 79% .350 .164
2011 21 A+ DUN 11 8 0% 9.1% 0.00 88% .143 .000
2011 21 AAA LAS 329 292 7.9% 16.1% 0.49 82% .385 .308
2011 21 MAJ TOR 171 150 9.4% 18.1% 0.52 79% .318 .287
2012 22 R GUL 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2012 22 A+ DUN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2012 22 MAJ TOR 536 494 6.2% 16% 0.38 83% .312 .132
2013 23 A+ DUN 13 12 7.7% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .250
2013 23 A LAN 8 6 25% 12.5% 2.00 83% .000 .000
2013 23 AA NEW 13 9 30.8% 15.4% 2.00 78% .429 .000
2013 23 AAA BUF 13 12 7.7% 53.8% 0.14 42% .250 .250
2013 23 MAJ TOR 442 401 6.8% 15.4% 0.44 83% .283 .143
2014 24 A+ DUN 12 10 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .500 .100
2014 24 MAJ TOR 282 259 5.7% 17.4% 0.33 81% .263 .174
2015 25 MAJ OAK 602 562 4.7% 23.9% 0.19 74% .323 .147
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3-Year Averages     440 407 5.5% 19.8% 0.28 79% .296 .149

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2015 Stat Review for Brett Lawrie    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.260 AVG
WEAK
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.407 SLG
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.147 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.19 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.7% BB Rate
POOR
23.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.706 OPS
WEAK
.299 OBP
POOR

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brett Lawrie

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Brett Lawrie: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawrie was traded to the White Sox on Wednesday in exchange for pitchers Zachary Erwin and J.B. Wendelken.

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Lawrie is out of the lineup Friday.

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Lawrie went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 4-2 victory over the White Sox.

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Lawrie is not in the lineup Tuesday.

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Lawrie went 1-for-4 on Tuesday night with his 14th homer of the year.

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Lawrie (back) is back in the lineup Monday, batting third and playing second base.

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Lawrie was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup against the Diamondbacks due to back tightness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lawrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 6-4 loss to Arizona on Friday.

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Lawrie went 2-for-4 with his 12th homer of the year against the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Lawrie is back in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.

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Lawrie is out of Wednesday's lineup due to back soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lawrie is out of the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

There is a theory that says to pounce on post-hype prospects because that talent can still emerge. But, what if that prospect was overrated to begin with? Lawrie is only 25, but he has had more than 1,400 plate appearances in the major leagues and owns a career slash line of .265/.323/.426 and has had difficulty staying on the field. He is an impatient batter that does not get cheated on his swings, but possesses more gap power than over-the-fence power. Early in his career, he attempted steals, but had a poor conversion rate, so in 2014, he simply gave up trying. He has had reverse splits the last two seasons as he has done quite poorly against lefties while providing nearly all of his production against righties. Lawrie, who was afforded a fresh start after being traded to the A's in November, does qualify at both second and third base, and the numbers play better up the middle than they do at the corner.

2014

While he's mostly lauded for his work with the glove, Lawrie has also shown signs that he can become a very good major league hitter. His .254/.315/.397 slash line in 2013 wasn't particularly impressive, but he continues to make contact (15.4% strikeout rate) and draw a decent number of walks (6.8% walk rate). More disappointing than anything else is the fact that he's hit only 11 home runs in each of the last two seasons, after smashing nine in just 171 plate appearances in 2011. Lawrie still has a chance to find that power, and 20-plus homers would really take his game to the next level. As is, he's one of the better defensive third basemen in the league, with a good enough bat to easily justify a starting spot. There's some serious breakout potential here, and it doesn't hurt that Lawrie will continue to slot into a strong Toronto lineup.

2013

Coming off an impressive debut in 2011, Lawrie was a trendy early-round third base option heading into drafts. Like many before him, Lawrie struggled to make the necessary adjustments in his second big league season, showing little power (11 home runs) and a drop in OBP (.324). Injuries also mounted, and he missed games due to knee, back, calf, and oblique pain, causing some to wonder about his reckless playing style. The jump in groundball percentage (50.2%) is disturbing, but Lawrie should show more power in 2013 and could be an ideal post-hype sleeper, especially with a loaded lineup around him.

2012

Lawrie darn near hit his way onto the Opening Day roster with a torrid spring training but the team opted to send him down to Triple-A to work on his defense at the hot corner. He never stopped hitting, but a broken hand pushed his major league debut back about six weeks before getting the call in August. A fractured finger ended his season in late September but the 21-year-old showed plenty of promise in the 43 games he did play, displaying a nice combination of power and speed in the process. He'll be entrenched as the team's starting third baseman and should provide plenty of offense in his first full year in the bigs.

2011

Lawrie had a solid season in 2010, hitting .285/.346/.449 in 554 at-bats for Double-A Huntsville as a 20-year-old. He only hit eight home runs, but many scouts expect his power to increase as he gets older. His defense at second base is panned by scouts and he could end up as a corner outfielder. Lawrie was traded to Toronto in the offseason for Shaun Marcum, and he should start the season at Triple-A as the Blue Jays try to figure out where they want to eventually work him into their lineup.

2010

While Lawrie's line of .274/.348/.454 at Low-A Wisconsin may not look impressive, keep in mind that the Midwest league favors pitching and that he was a 19-year-old for the entire season. Scouts still rave about his bat speed and while his defense at second base is a work in progress, it looks like it may become adequate in time. The Brewers will likely start Lawrie off at Double-A Huntsville and see how things go from there. His path to the majors is currently blocked by Rickie Weeks, but Weeks is a free agent after the 2011 season and the Brewers would love to have a replacement ready.

2009

Lawrie was taken in the first round of the 2008 draft, but has not yet made his pro debut. He played with the Canadian national team instead, where he played catcher, but he can also play second or third base. The Brewers will try to develop him at catcher and hope that he can move up to the majors in three or four years.