Bryce Brentz
Bryce Brentz
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
New York Mets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2018. Waived by the Pirates in March of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Mets in March of 2018.
Clears waivers
OFNew York Mets  AAA
March 28, 2018
Brentz cleared waivers Wednesday and will be outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
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Brentz was claimed off waivers from the Pirates on Monday. The 29-year-old hit .271/.344/.529 with 31 homers in 120 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox system last year, though he's appeared in just 34 major-league games in his career. He'll provide organizational depth for the Mets this season and is unlikely to receive significant playing time at the major-league level.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+27%
OPS vs LHP
2018
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+27%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .738 45 5 1 6 0 .286 .333 .405
Since 2016vs Right .579 19 3 0 1 0 .263 .263 .316
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .738 45 5 1 6 0 .286 .333 .405
2016vs Right .579 19 3 0 1 0 .263 .263 .316
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Since 2016
 
 
+51%
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+51%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .522 23 4 0 4 0 .261 .261 .261
Since 2016Away .789 41 4 1 3 0 .289 .341 .447
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home .522 23 4 0 4 0 .261 .261 .261
2016Away .789 41 4 1 3 0 .289 .341 .447
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After making his major league debut with the Red Sox in late June, Brentz underwhelmed while fluctuating between Triple-A and the majors in the second half of 2016. While his .279 batting average was decent, his low walk rate of 4.7 percent brought down his OBP and much of his overall offensive value. In addition to Brentz's uninspiring offensive numbers, he also performed below average defensively. Drafted in the first round by the Red Sox in the 2010 MLB amateur draft, Brentz has remained on Boston's 40-man roster since first being added in 2013, but time may be running out.
Brentz suffered an injury for the third straight year in 2015, with late-June thumb surgery ending his season after 59 games. He hit .232/.308/.382 with eight homers while striking out 74 times in 250 plate appearances (29.6%) for Triple-A Pawtucket. The soon-to-be 27-year-old outfielder is past his prime as a prospect. His power potential and strong outfield arm have some value, but he’s never developed a quality approach. He’s overly aggressive on first pitches, swings at breaking balls outside the zone and has poor pitch recognition. Until he improves in those areas, he’ll be a fringe outfielder whose power potential will be the most attractive thing about his game. Look for him to once again spend the bulk of 2016 at Pawtucket.
For the second year in a row, Brentz suffered an injury that delayed his development and cost him an opportunity for promotion. The Red Sox had one of the major league's worst outfields in 2014 and were desperate for the kind of right-handed power he offers. A hamstring injury in May lingered until early August. At the time of his injury, Brentz was hitting a miserable .163, but had showed improved patience, an area in which the organization was hoping to see development. He made much more consistent contact down the stretch and had some nice moments in a nine-game callup in September. Boston's outfield changed a lot late in the season with acquisitions from outside the organization -- Allen Craig, Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo -- as well as some in-house position switches for Mookie Betts and Brock Holt. Brentz appears ticketed to open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket for the third straight season. He'll be a depth option for Boston, but is a good candidate to be traded considering the depth already in place at the major league level.
Brentz took a step back in 2013, though his power numbers remained strong, and he still projects as an everyday starter in the majors. He was set to be a part of major league camp last spring but suffered a leg injury (while cleaning a gun) in early February and didn't get rolling until late in spring training. He later suffered a knee injury in July, which ended his season, and rehabbed with the organization's rookie-level club in the Gulf Coast League in October. It's all about power for Brentz, who uses all fields, but he continues to be an aggressive swinger, so we may have to live with high-strikeout and low-walk totals.
Brentz overcame a slow start at Double-A Portland, a new level for him, to hit .296/.355/.478 with 17 homers before a late-season promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. It took a little more than a month for Brentz, but he eventually adjusted to the advanced off-speed stuff he saw at the higher level, and he remains the organization's top power prospect. The team would like to see him become more selective at the plate and to continue to hone the mechanics of his swing. Defensively, Brentz is still working on his routes to flyballs and instincts. After a productive stint in the Arizona Fall League, Brentz should open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket.
When Brentz first debuted after signing with the Red Sox in 2010, he had to adjust to wearing contacts. That accomplished, his next goal was to start hitting for power in 2011. That goal was achieved - he hit a combined 30 homers between Low-A and High-A last season. Next on the agenda for Brentz is to improve his defense (he committed 17 errors and took numerous bad routes on fly balls) and improve his batting eye - once he got promoted to High-A Salem, his contact rate dropped to 72 percent. All-in-all though it was a successful season for the 2010 first-round supplemental pick. He eventually could be a part of the Red Sox corner outfield picture, perhaps as a September call-up in 2013.
Brentz started slowly at Short-Season Lowell, adjusting to the wooden bat as well as wearing contact lenses for the first time. He finished off the season with a nice August run, which indicated better pitch recognition and a smoothing of the mechanics in his swing. He's expected to open the year at Low-A Greenville, where we'll get to see how last year's late-season improvement translates to the advanced level of pitching he'll see in the Sally League. As he develops a better approach at the plate, we should start to see some of the power that's been predicted.
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Scooped up by Mets
OFNew York Mets  AAA
March 26, 2018
Brentz was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Monday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Won't making Opening Day roster
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
March 24, 2018
The Pirates placed Brentz on waivers Saturday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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Awaiting roster decision
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
March 21, 2018
Brentz is still in the running for an Opening Day bench spot, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
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Slow spring start
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
February 28, 2018
Brentz, who's competing for a backup outfielder spot, is hitless in his first nine Grapefruit League at-bats.
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Shipped to Pittsburgh
OFPittsburgh Pirates  AAA
February 20, 2018
Brentz was traded to Pittsburgh for cash considerations Tuesday.
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