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Birth Date5-8-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 11 days
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2013
2014
2015
2016
-0.32017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2017 MIL 23 21 55 47 2 5 0 1 2 13 7 17 1 0 0 3 1 0 .106 .236 .277 .182 -3.4 0.4 -0.3
Career2155472501213717100310.106.236.277.182-3.40.4-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 RNG Rk 54 265 .298 .267 .348 .394 .276 .377 99 11.8 8.2 0.2 -4.8 2.3 22.4 1.7 22.4 1.7
2013 HIC A 122 503 .268 .250 .319 .372 .265 .362 101 4 14.0 1.1 2.7 -0.1 19.1 2.3 19.1 2.3
2014 HIC A 43 186 .329 .260 .323 .384 .257 .413 108 13.6 5.3 0.5 5.5 3.0 22.4 2.9 22.4 2.9
2014 MYR A+ 46 199 .251 .264 .328 .388 .262 .323 99 -1.9 5.8 -0.4 2.0 -0.9 2.6 0.5 2.6 0.5
2015 HDS A+ 64 298 .363 .269 .330 .413 .281 .402 114 30.9 8.0 0.1 -0.8 0.9 39.9 4.2 39.9 4.2
2015 FRI AA 28 121 .301 .248 .312 .374 .251 .333 114 5 3.2 0 4.1 -0.3 7.9 1.3 7.9 1.3
2015 ROU AAA 8 37 .428 .258 .341 .356 .276 .522 86 6.5 1.0 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 7.6 0.8 7.6 0.8
2015 MAY Wnt 13 59 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 SUR Wnt 11 49 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .355 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 FRI AA 77 326 .245 .253 .313 .385 .262 .264 103 -5.1 8.8 0.2 -2.1 -0.4 3.6 0.2 3.6 0.2
2016 CSP AAA 23 93 .323 .260 .324 .413 .267 .455 114 6.2 2.6 0.2 6.0 -0.1 8.9 1.5 8.9 1.5
2016 RNG Rk 4 15 .273 .246 .300 .349 .234 .273 102 0.2 0.4 0 -0.1 0.9 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2017 MIL MLB 21 55 .182 .242 .312 .409 .256 .107 95 -4.5 1.6 -0.1 0.4 -0.5 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2017 CSP AAA 76 340 .299 .282 .348 .450 .275 .377 122 15 10.3 0.1 3.9 1.6 26.9 3.0 26.9 3.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 RNG Rk 265 54 67 22 7 7 42 21 74 14 2 .283 .345 .523 .241 .298 22.4 -4.8 1.7
2013 HIC A 503 64 106 18 2 21 52 48 191 24 7 .237 .322 .427 .190 .268 19.1 2.7 2.3
2014 MYR A+ 199 17 45 8 1 3 22 15 50 5 5 .246 .307 .350 .104 .251 2.6 2.0 0.5
2014 HIC A 186 36 55 8 1 10 28 18 46 7 4 .335 .405 .579 .244 .329 22.4 5.5 2.9
2015 MAY Wnt 59 7 14 0 1 2 5 1 18 0 1 .241 .254 .379 .138 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 FRI AA 121 14 32 8 1 6 23 6 28 2 1 .291 .328 .545 .255 .301 7.9 4.1 1.3
2015 HDS A+ 298 51 87 22 7 13 42 31 64 13 6 .337 .416 .628 .291 .363 39.9 -0.8 4.2
2015 ROU AAA 37 9 13 1 0 1 4 7 6 3 0 .433 .541 .567 .133 .428 7.6 -0.0 0.8
2015 SUR Wnt 49 8 12 2 3 1 6 7 9 5 2 .300 .408 .575 .275 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 FRI AA 326 46 72 14 6 11 40 17 64 11 4 .237 .280 .431 .194 .245 3.6 -2.1 0.2
2016 CSP AAA 93 14 34 9 0 4 20 2 21 4 2 .382 .387 .618 .236 .323 8.9 6.0 1.5
2016 RNG Rk 15 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 .231 .333 .308 .077 .273 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2017 CSP AAA 340 66 99 22 4 13 48 32 62 11 5 .331 .400 .562 .231 .299 26.9 3.9 3.0
2017 MIL MLB 55 2 5 0 1 2 3 7 17 1 0 .106 .236 .277 .170 .182 -3.4 0.4 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2017 213 0.4836 0.4648 0.6263 0.6117 0.3273 0.7143 0.4722 0.3737 0 0.000000
Career2130.48360.46480.62630.61170.32730.71430.47220.373700

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-10 2014-06-23 Minors 13 0 - Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2014-04-27 2014-05-29 Minors 32 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/16. Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17.
  • Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Texas 8/1/16.
  • Drafted by Texas 2012 (1-29) (Coral Springs HS, Fla.) $1.625M signing bonus (slot amount).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)Why does Lewis Brinson seem relatively ignored by the general baseball/fantasy public? Is it the high risk factor? The low average potential? Shinier new toys? Seems to me to be a guy that we'll have to wait a few years for his peak but he's looking like a 30-30 guy who sticks in CF. he's already torn up AAA, but people seem to have already pushed him into a post-hype category. And hey- I'm thinking the people need an introduction to Errol Dunkley.
(smelmoth from South of the Bridge)
I dunno if that's *entirely* fair, we had him 10th on our regular Top 50 and 14th on the fantasy list a few weeks ago. But the profile's ripe for a certain element of fatigue: he was a tooled-up prep pick who struggled mightily early in his career, never established that Tatisian/Bichettian sheen and the hit tool's always been the big question mark that some scouts have never quite felt confident in despite repeated demonstrations of adjustment and adaptation to higher-minors pitching. Not me tho. I <3 him.

Errol Dunkley have a shockingly under-the-radar career given how long he made awesome music. Dude started singing rocksteady tunes before his voice even dropped, and a decade later he was dropping some of the deepest roots grooves you never heard. Seriously, this one's low-lights-and-high-volume-on-the-best-headphones style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqNkjoJNolA (Wilson Karaman)
2017-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How soon does Lewis Brinson get the call, and what kind of impact will he have?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I've been relatively low on Brinson compared to the rest of the BP staff. So, I'm not going to get you all excited about him. I think the Brewers are trying to sort out their options at the moment, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him get the call this summer. I don't think the fantasy impact will be there for 2017. He's an outstanding defender. That will ensure playing time. I'm not getting crazy bc of his PCL numbers. (George Bissell)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Brinson's "any day/week/month now" call-up is just a Super-2 issue, right?
(dianagramr from VORGville)
The Brewers want to save the 15-20 million if he hits, yep. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Sonny Gray, who I could keep 4 more years after this season, for Lewis Brinson (H2H, points-based league)?
(Nathan from Vienna (Austria))
That's a great question. Man, I wish Gray was healthy, because he's fun. I'm not sure I'd count on him to be a fantasy #1 or #2 anymore, though. In that case, I'd probably go with Brinson who is going to steal a bunch of bases and could eventually hit a bunch of homers too. (Mark Barry)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)How confident are you in Lewis Brinson's ability to hit at the major league level?
(grimoren189 from Houston)
I am confident he hits enough. Probably not winning batting titles, but with the rest of the tools, he doesn't need to. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of impact do you see Bradley Zimmer making in Cleveland this year? Same question for Lewis Brinson in Milwaukee.
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
We aren't the Shiny Happy People about Brad Zimmer, and Cleveland has some outfield depth. I think they might be more willing to go to Zimmer in a pinch than Milwaukee with Brinson, at least before ye olde Super 2 deadline. I think the first pass against major league pitching could be rough for both. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-30 20:00:00 (link to chat)Authors of articles giving investment advice always include disclosers of stock ownership (e.g., "buy Paypal stock," disclosure: I own Paypal stock). It would be AMAZING if you could add disclosures to BP and chats. That way, whenever someone writes about how good Lewis Brinson will be, we can know if its analysis or hope. Thoughts?
(JoshuaGB from Chicago, IL)
Last year, after I had completed my last auction, I wrote an article about which players I owned on the most teams. I'll probably do something like that again this year after my last two auctions.

Link to last year's article:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28888 (Scooter Hotz)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)What's a good current player comp for Lewis Brinson's ceiling? I just want to know how worried to be as a Cubs fan.
(Mike from Chicago)
I can't think of a comp (they've never been my strong suit), but his ceiling is very very high. He's got the potential to be a smooth-fielding centerfielder with legit power and a decent hit tool. It's the kind of profile that is the ideal from a CF, especially in a time where, because of defense, that position is trending light on power. (Kate Morrison)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank the following OF prospects based upon impact this season: Lewis Brinson, Roman Quinn, Dalton Pompey, Austin Meadows, and Nick Williams. Thanks and Cheers...
(LoyalRoyal from KS)
Man, that is tough, since there is a strong case that none of them will see significant major league time.

I guess Meadows 1, contingent on how quickly--or if--they move Cutch. Then Quinn, Brinson, Williams, Pompey. Could see Brinson and Williams needing an adjustment period in the majors, and I don't know if the Jays have a use for Pompey. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Lewis Brinson? The shine seemed to wear off a bit after an up and down year. What can we expect from him going forward? Also, can we expect to see Aaron Blair start the year in the majors or does he need more time back in the minors?
(AJ from Ottawa)
The reports out of the Texas League on Brinson were never as down as the stats, and it only still stands out because his best month is split off into a different line. I think his stock is even to even slightly up compared to last offseason.

I'm pretty down on Blair. Dickey and Colon may push him back to the minors. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)With all these top CF prospects how do you see Broxton fitting in longer term?
(Jspitz from Sherman Oaks)
Keon Broxton deserves to get everyday at-bats, as the team needs to determine whether they have a potential long-term starter. Lewis Brinson is the long-term solution. Brett Phillips still has a big-league future, too, which means the Brewers are amassing depth and will eventually be able to deal from that depth to improve their squad elsewhere. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Lewis Brinson is back on the minor league DL. It has been a disappointing season for him, after the season he had last year. Does he have enough upside to continue hanging on to him in a dynasty league? Thanks for the chat!
(cracker73 from Florida)
Yes, absolutely. Any league where there's more'n, say, 15-20 prospects rostered he should be among them. Any time you have a top prospect suffer through an injury-riddled campaign it's incredibly frustrating, for both real and fantasy purposes. And that's especially true with a guy like Brinson, who has all the talent in the world and has really started to translate it over the last 18 months or so. When on the field this year his developmental arc has continued to bend in the right direction though, and he's a top-of-the-scales makeup guy who's as good a bet as anybody to maximize return on his talent. I was a big fan during his time at High Desert last year and the shelf time this year hasn't really changed my optimism at all. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the following OF prospects? Austin Meadows, Lewis Brinson, Nick Williams, Tyler O'Neill
(Jim from Kansas)
Meadows, Brinson, Nick Williams, Tyler O'Neil.

I'm probably grasping at some straws with O'Neil, who I only have seen briefly in Cactus League this Spring and didn't walk away with a good feel for positively or negatively. Bearing that in mind, I'd still say the two guys I would really want are Meadows and Brinson of these four. Like really want--as in our Trade Deadline piece that was just released today (it's cool, it's on the home page, check it out--fun simulation)--Meadows and Brinson would be the two I could value enough such that moving a contributory current big league piece would be the play in certain teams' situations.

I don't dislike Nick Williams or Tyler O'Neil, but neither of them probably would be the prospect that makes a trade go for me in July if I'm parting with a genuinely above-average big leaguer, if that makes sense. The impact that Meadows and Brinson provide in the best case is just a lot more significant in my opinion.

Let's hope Meadows can stay healthy, and Brinson keeps working to find more overall consistency. Both have the raw tools of key franchise power/speed outfielders if their question marks click. Meadows showed flashes this season that wowed scouts, and we had a lot of late pushes for him shooting way up our Midseason Top 50. (Adam McInturff)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best team you have seen in your scouting life?
(Larry from NC)
I will preface this by saying that I have not been scouting for that long. I have probably been unaware of the talent of other teams while at games.

But I will say 2014 Myrtle Beach Pelicans. I did my summer internship down there and attended far too many games. Here are the major leaguers from that team: Joey Gallo, Cody Ege, Odubel Herrera, Hanser Alberto, Alexander Claudio, Keone Kela, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Andrew Faulkner, Abel De Los Santos.

While these guys are not in the big leagues yet, they will be soon: Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, Chris Bostick, Jorge Alfaro, Ryan Cordell, Jose LeClerc, Samuel Wolff

And some other interesting guys with value: Preston Beck, Victor Payano, Kellin Deglan, Michael De Leon, Christopher Garia, Chad Bell

Man was that team loaded... (Steve Givarz)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson - 12 team 5x5 root dynasty, 10 player minor league system... Ian Happ is currently a free agent. I have no one to drop, my bottom few guys are Lewis Brinson, Sean Manaea, Rafael Devers, and Byron Buxton. Would you suggest trying to move a couple of them together for someone to make room for Ian or no? I am very bullish on Manaea, I know he's the easy answer to move. What are your thoughts on my situation and Happ's ceiling? Thank you.
(TrickDaddy14 from Yompton)
I've liked watching Happ hit since the Cape a couple summers ago, and especially if he stays at 2B as the Cubs seem committed to trying, I really like him as a dynasty asset. I get that you like Manaea, but in a league that shallow I'd strongly prefer Happ. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Any update on Lewis Brinson's injury? Sounds worrisome.
(Tino from Lewis Brinson's shoulder socket)
Per Jeff Wilson he has "mild instability" in the shoulder, which sounds like something in the "a little bit pregnant" mold to me, but his report suggests Brinson's not expected to be sidelined much beyond the 7-day DL stint. We'll see. Instability is no bueno (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is someone that might be a free agent in Fantasy Leagues that could be a prospect with value come the mid season? Someone like Lewis Brinson last year or Robles/Espinoza in the off season...
(Brian from Salisbury)
As a class, I would target guys that are likely to get promoted to AA around the minor league all-star break and really change the conversation with a big second half in the high minors. There's going to be some speculation involved of course, but it is so hard to be first on a guy nowadays with the sheer volume of information out there. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Lewis Brinson turns out be a better ML'er than Buxton? Seems like Brinson has a more complete game with his power-speed combo.
(Dan from New Orleans)
There's certainly a chance. But Buxton is one of those players who "only" needs to hit 15 home runs because of the speed potential in fantasy to be better. (Mike Gianella)
2016-04-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance CF-prospect Lewis Brinson turns out to be a better ML'er than Buxton? Thinking Brinson offers the more complete package with his power-speed-defense combo.
(Dan from New Orleans)
It's possible. They're both so incredibly fast and Brinson's power probably sets him apart. I don't want to put down Buxton too much, because he's 22 and just mired in a common early-season slump, but generally speaking I might like Brinson to be a more complete player. (Kenny Ducey)
2016-04-19 12:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see Lewis Brinson? Ceiling? Thanks in advance... Glad "we" have you before a team scarfs you up...
(rookie319s from Saint Louis)
First of all, I want to quickly say that Lewis has championship-caliber makeup and is a very grounded, hard working individual with a quiet confidence to his game. I've enjoyed my time around him personally, and I think one reason you're seeing an 'athlete' turn very loud tools into more production is due to the work ethic he possesses.

In terms of his ceiling, there's no doubt it's a big one. He's a genuine centerfielder with a power/speed toolset. The question was always going to be 'how much contact can he make to bring out his power?' The strikeouts and overall approach get incrementally better at each stop and as each year goes by.

I don't throw 'all star' around very often, but there's an all-star in here in the best-case scenario. Sure, he'll always strike out some. That said, guys with this type of leadership qualities, power from a premium-position, and ability to contribute on the bases as well are quite rare. If the hit tool and approach aren't fully ever remedied and he's forever a slump-prone guy who has his ups and downs at the plate, he's still a quality regular due to his defense and power potential up the middle.

No 'comp' is ever perfect, but let's say he's Mike Cameron-esque. (Adam McInturff)
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you feel that the Ranger's inclusion of Nick Williams in the Hamels deal is indicative of the value the Rangers hold in Lewis Brinson's potential or do you feel it was more of a situation where the Phillies insisted Nick be in the deal?
(Cubbie Bear from Chi-Town)
that's a really good question. My relatively uneducated guess is this was just about Nick Williams being really good. That certainly doesn't exclude the possibility of the Brinson influence on their thinking, but, perhaps too simply, Williams is enough to explain himself. And the Rangers clearly valued Hamels--and why the heck wouldn't they, right? (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Who should I take in the 1st round? Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, Andrew Benintendi, Victor Robles. Who should I take in the 1st round? (Feel like Williams has a higher ceiling than Brinson)
(Mike from New Jersey)
I'd take Williams. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Williams, Andrew Benintendi, Lewis Brinson, and Nomar Mazara: who do you think is best in real life and in fantasy?
(nubber from tx)
Mazara. Always go with Mazara. Did you see that homer yesterday? Googily moogily. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Dont get me wrong. Where you ranked Lewis Brinson is perfectly understandable and really shows you have a high opinion of him. My thought is that he could have been in that 9-10 range you talked about and here is why. He is a tools monster and has already made abundant amount of adjustments fast to get to where he is at. I guess you could assume that he wont ever make another adjustment. I tend to think that because he has adjusted so much already more could be expected. How off am i that I think he could have some MVP type seasons in him? Thanks!
(Stlscott from Saint Louis)
I've always been a big fan of Brinson's and I don't think it's off at all to imply that the ability to make adjustments is a skill, and can be applied to making future adjustments. It's why evaluators don't mind (and sometimes prefer) seeing a prospect experience adversity. I suppose I can understand pushing Lew up to that range, but I would feel that it's a tad aggressive for my taste. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Expectations for Aaron Blair this year? Brinson and/or Kepler make it to the majors this year? Lines for them?
(Jon Smith from Ottawa)
Not very high. He's the classic mid-rotation starting pitching prospect that I personally try to avoid in dynasty formats. Lewis Brinson is someone who took a huge step forward last year and could get a look in Texas later this season, especially after they traded away Nick Williams. (George Bissell)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Lewis Brinson hits his ultimate tools based ceiling, is he basically centerfield Jesus?
(MonkeyEpoxy from Amarillo)
I wouldn't go that far, Byron Buxton is centerfield Jesus still, to me. If Brinson maxes out, he's more like....centerfield Santa Claus. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Frazier, Brinson, Mazara, Williams (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering just future offensive production, how would you rank these four outfielders: Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Nomar Mazara, Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
a question so nice you asked it twice. (Mike Gianella)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)I feel like I've read a wide variety of perspectives on Lewis Brinson's progress with the hit tool. On the one han he did his best hitting in hitters leagues, but on the other hand, he was still well above average for every league he played in (by WRC+). Long story short, what's a good guess for what he hits like in the bigs? Little better than Michael Taylor? (selfishly asking because as a Rangers fan, I cringe at DeShields' "defense" in CF)
(Lucas from VA)
I think that their OFP offensive profiles are similar. Taylor and Brinson both have plus raw power with limited hit tools. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)You've seen both of these dudes - who would you prefer for the next ten years? Lewis Brinson or Nick Williams?
(Or Moyal from Dallas)
Oh, that's a difficult question. Both guys are undeniably talented, and they both broke out over the course of the 2015 season. Brinson is a natural CF with true plus defense, a real threat on the bases, an improving hitter, and a guy with some sneaky pop. Williams has more raw power, the world's quickest wrists, and while he's not a plus defender, he's managed to make himself into something resembling a passable CF.

They're both brimming with potential, and this is a nearly impossible question to answer. The more I think about it, the more I want to say Nick Williams, but he's so much a boom-or-bust player that could backfire. Brinson has at least shown some steady improvement, and offers the better defense. (Kate Morrison)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Am I right that Delino Deshields is a below average (bad) defensive outfielder? As a fan I'm thrilled he's on the team, and we wouldn't have made the playoffs or have won games 1&2 without him, but it seems like he's a best fit at 2B, and the Rangers would be much better with a Lewis Brinson or other manning CF. Fair perspective?
(majortom from earth)
Delino DeShields is a perfectly good defensive CF, and likely would be less valuable at second, as he hasn't played there since the minors. Brinson isn't ready to man a MLB CF yet. (Kate Morrison)
2015-10-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)How much wood would Lewis Brinson chuck if Lewis Brinson could chuck wood?
(Will in Queens from New Jersey)
A lot. He's wiry, but strong. (Kate Morrison)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)How good can Lewis Brinson be? He reminds me a lot of Adam Jones. Does he have that type of ceiling if everything clicks?
(Nick from Dallas)
For me, they're pretty different players, especially from a fantasy sense. Jones has been a very consistent .280-ish hitter the last half-decade or so and Brinson, even with the improvements in his hit tool, doesn't project to do that at the major league level. Even outside the average, I think Brinson's fantasy value sits more on the speed side than the power side right now, unlike Jones, who is the opposite. That said, the upside is a fantasy stud, no matter how that value breaks out. (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Al, can you give us a couple prospects that are flying under the radar that we should know about?
(Jpilgrim from Jenks)
I don't know about "under the radar," but I think Luis Ortiz is a stud. Jose Mateo sounds like he could fly up. Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson probably moved up big time. Jordan Patterson on the Rockies really impressed me as well. Red Sox 1st rounder Andrew Benintendi wowed people in the NYPL. Victor Robles on the Nats in the NYPL too. (Al Skorupa)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a head to head points format, do you take Nick Williams or Lewis Brinson (and why?)
(Mike from TX)
I liked both, but preferred Brinson. He's just a superior athlete who does things very easily. He needs to get stronger, but the pieces were pretty exciting there. He's also a (plus) CF, while Williams will end up in a corner. Williams less polished for me and the swing needs some tweaks. Both will be every day big leaguers and I'm not 100% on either bat off my views, but the year Brinson had really turned my head.

All the time I have today. Will definitely do this again soon now that games are over. Thanks for the questions and you can always hit me up on twitter @alskor. Thanks again! (Al Skorupa)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson a top 50 Prospect in your opinion?
(Dustin from TX)
No, not a top 50 guy for me. Still a lot of concerns about the swing-and-miss and whether the hit tool can get to even fringe-average at the big league level. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good a prospect is Lewis Brinson? How would he compare for you with Nick Williams?
(Or Moyal from Dallas)
He's a very good prospect, one that could have four plus tools. I prefer Williams at this point because Williams tools are more advanced, the approach has improved drastically and he's probably in a better situation right now. But Brinson is good, there's just more risk involved here than with Williams. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Lewis Brinson's hot start to the year? Is it just me or is he coming into his own and has a relatively high ceiling?
(Jeff from Jackson)
I think he's legit and while I'm not as excited about him as some I think he should move up in the ranks this winter. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)About how many outfield prospects do you have ahead of Lewis Brinson on ceiling?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
Four or five on pure ceiling? That assumes a lot, though. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Will Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson be solid regulars in 3 years? Predict their triple slash lines
(Jv from Illinois)
Yes. Oh god, I'm sorry to cop out but I have no idea. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson turned himself into a legit top 40 guy? He has struggled, but impressively has adjusted every time. Can he live up to the Drew Stubbs floor Carlos Gomez-lite ceiling? A .417 OBP with 11 bombs and 13 SB is impressive....even in High Desert. I bet the Phillies are asking for him right now.
(Eric from RI)
I think he's there, the hit tool is a main question but there's enough secondary tools to warrant consideration at the least. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-07-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Lewis Brinson's recent burst onto the scene? I'm afraid that it's all the Cali League though...there's a lot to like in Brinson's game, right? What kind of performance do you see him having in the MLB?
(Julio from Texas)
When it comes to hitting prospects, I firmly believe in riding guys with the best hit tools. Brinson seems like a guy whose hit tool is really exploding right now; he's just barreling up the ball so much lately. The hit tool was always kind of a question with him, but now he's had 450 PAs of doing nothing but hit, so I'm in big on him. (Jeff Long)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson figuring it out and becoming an elite prospect? He is tearing up high-A showing off his tools and much improve discipline after being a big "IF" guy. Is an likely outcome of a Stubbs/MUpton-type fair? With maybe a Carlos Gomez with less speed representing a ceiling? I mean it is High Desert, but he has shown the ability to adjust twice after repeating a level.
(Matt from Cambridge)
I have always been a huge fan of Brinson, and I'm really impressed with the adjustments he's made at High Desert. Again, super friendly hitting environment, but the approach is so much better, though the strikeouts are always going to be an issue. Gomez is asking too much, but a quality starting centerfielder who is above-average both offensively and defensively is nothing to sneeze at. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Lewis Brinson in consideration for the list?
(Mazz from MA)
Yes, he got some love and has been a fast riser in discussions. He'll be a 101 guy, I would imagine. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a fan of Lewis Brinson at all? You think he could be anything special?
(Freddy from Dallas)
I am a fan of Lewis Brinson. He has a beautiful story, a great deal of athleticism and, based on the progress with his hitting mechanics, enough desire to put in the work. He could develop into something special-a center fielder with power and speed-if it all clicks. It probably won't, but I hope it does. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Better likelihood at end of 2015: People more bearish on Nick Williams than in beginning of year, or more bullish on Lewis Brinson?
(eliyahu from Israel)
I think more bullish on Brinson just because Nick Williams will have a great year at AA. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)What do you think is the BEST possible outcome for Lewis Brinson?
(cracker73 from Florida)
Best possible? You're talking a superstar on the level of... I don't know... Andrew McCutchen (all due respect to Monte Harrison, of course)? That's irresponsible though. That'd be like a world without gravity. Possible? Maybe, but not worth wasting time on considering. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jordan, who do you have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to jump on before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Amed Rosario, Leonardo Molina, Jorge Mateo, Francisco Mejia, Lewis Brinson, Javier Guerra, and Monte Harrison are some names that jump out. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the year Lewis Brinson figures it out? I read he has issues with breaking stuff. Can this be learned? Thanks in advance... Scott
(rookie319s from Saint Louis MO)
If it's not this year, it'll be 2016. I was very impressed with Brinson in camp this year. His timing looked good, he was getting his foot down in time, and was letting his hands work. The player dev staff with the Rangers has been doing an awesome job with this group of young guys. Almost all of them are taking considerable steps in the right direction. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Tell me about Lewis Brinson?
(Someone from Somewhere)
Athlete city. Flies down the line. Bigger and stronger than you think. Not a very pretty swing. Will never be a high average guy but every other tool is so strong that he might make it work. High risk, high reward. (Ben Carsley)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Rank Lewis Brinson, Nomar Mazara, and Nick Williams for who is the most fun to watch play ball.
(Reverseman from dallas)
I haven't personally seen Lewis Brinson, but of Nomar Mazara and Nick Williams, I prefer watching Mazara. It really depends on what you like watching. Do you like fast guys who swing really hard? Then you'll like Williams. Do you like a more-mature approaches at the plate? Maz is your dude. (Kate Morrison)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Rafael Devers? I know that he's only 17 and years away from the majors, but does his offensive upside justify keeping him in a 10 team dynasty league? I have one keeper spot for Raimel Tapia, Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, and Devers. Which of these guys has the highest upside and most potential fantasy value?
(Kevin from Boston)
I can tell you he's advanced for a 17 year old and performed well in his first taste of stateside ball. I like his swing a bunch, but at present he lacks loft/leverage so projecting power could be tricky. If you're anticipating his ability to work those refinements into his game, I think you could make the case he's a top two prospect in a Red Sox system filled with depth but lacking impact. If you think he can't, he's still valuable but not held in the same regard. Pick Nick Williams of those guys. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi CJ, good chatting with you. With all the promotions to Frisco and whatnot, who on the Myrtle Beach crew is the best to watch for the remainder of this season and beyond?
(Kyle from New Jersey)
Lewis Brinson and Chris Bostick (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the upside for Nomar Mazara? Higher than Lewis Brinson or Dalton Pompey?
(Matt from Bluegrass State)
I am not high on Pompey. I think he's a second division type. Just not that impressed with the hit tool.

Brinson has a high ceiling and low floor, so I think Mazara fits somewhere in between them for upside. I am pissed that Mazara skipped High-A, as I won't be able to see him with Myrtle Beach now. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Craig, in a points based league that penalizes K's, would Tapia leapfrog guys like, Lewis Brinson, Nick Williams, and Aaron Judge?
(MP from Kentucky)
Brinson yes, Judge is close, but Williams is still in front for me. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ranking highest upside, bat only... Aaron Judge, Rio Ruiz, Lewis Brinson, Renato Nunez, Dalton Pompey, and Franklin Barreto?
(MP from Kentucky)
Pure upside: Brinson, Judge, Pompey, Ruiz, Barreto, Nunez (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Who do like better out of Manuel Margot, Lewis Brinson and Teoscar Hernandez and why?
(scott from az)
For fantasy purposes, the answer is Brinson. He oozes tools -- he's more than just speed. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)I just dropped Lewis Brinson for Rymer Liranio in my 10 team dynasty league. Was that a mistake? I'm rebuilding and I like Brinson's tools, but Liriano has 20-20 potential and could be in the Majors later this season. Which of those two is the better keeper option?
(Chris from DC)
Liriano if you're competing soon. Brinson has the higher upside, but like you said, he's much, much farther away. (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the better career for fantasy production (OBP/SLG/R/HR/RBI's/Steals?: Pompey, Marisnick, or Brinson? Thanks!
(ssauve25 from San Francisco)
I like Lewis Brinson the best of this bunch (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you please compare Dalton Pompay to Lewis Brinson? Who has the highest upside and the lowest floor?
(scott from az)
Brinson may have both the highest upside and lowest floor. He could be a star caliber player and he could never make it out of Double-A. Pompey has some flaws and some rawness in his game, but he is far closer to realizing his potential when compared to Brinson. Both are toolsy, very talented players, and I like them both, but I think Pompey ends up the better player long term. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better Texas of, Nick Williams or Lewis Brinson?
(scott from az)
I love Brinson's athleticism and tools, but Williams' knack for getting the barrel on the ball is a difference maker. I'm going to side with the guy that has a natural feel for hitting, even though the rest of his game doesn't project to play as well as Brinson's could. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Am I a legitimate prospect? I feel overshadowed by my teammate Lewis Brinson (even though he's are at MB now) and Jairo Beras and Condor and Mazara.
(Ryan Cordell from Late-Round Prospect Land)
popular guy in the chat queue today. and honestly I don't know. I've seen you play but I have no notes either praising you or writing you off. I'll make it my homework tonight to check some video and other scouts. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)How impressive has Lewis Brinson been this season? Is he ready to shoot up prospect lists? How does he compare with guys like Dahl, Tapia, N. Williams?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Ohhhh he's been very impressive. I would probably go Dahl Tapia Brinson Williams. Anytime an Athlete slugs 580 it's eye popping. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has Lewis Brinson made enough improvements to warrant consideration for the top 50? How does his ceiling compare with Dahl, Tapia, Frazier, etc?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Nah. Not for me, at least. Still has significant questions about his approach and how it will translate at the upper levels. He's a tick below guys like Dahl and Tapia for me. Frazier is a tick below that, and maybe Brinson fits there. I'm not sure. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)So everybody is making a big deal about Joey Gallo and his improved BB rate and reduced K's. What about Lewis Brinson? He is doing the same thing! Is he still a ML for Texas?
(Jake from NYC)
Yes, Brinson has taken strides too, but Gallo features true 80-power, which is certainly reason for excitement, and his K:BB ratio is 1.34 while Brinson's is still 2.62. Brinson is a great prospect, but the excitement surrounding what Gallo is doing is completely justified. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Let's pretend both Joey Gallo and Lewis Brinson cut down on their strikeouts and figured out how to hit around .285. Who would you rather have? The power guy with a potential for 40+ HR, or the power/speed combo with plus defense in center?
(tonynelson19 from MN)
If Gallo was just a power guy, then it would be Brinson, but Gallo is a good third baseman. That's got some real value too. Brinson is a true center fielder, so that has more value than a good third baseman, but there's a much bigger chance of Gallo figuring it out than Brinson. (Jeff Moore)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I love a good raw prospect but does Lewis Brinson's K rate scare the tar out of you and his ability to play in the upper minors? What is his ceiling as well?
(Chris from Phoenix)
His ceiling is crazy high, but when you start getting into a realistic role, that evaluation has to change dramatically. If the strikeout rate and overall issues with consistent contact don't scare you with Brinson -- or Gallo for that matter -- then I'm not sure you have a pulse. I love Brinson and can't wait to see him progress through the system to see how this plays out, but I'm certainly cautious. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you think of any player with low minors strikeout numbers comparable to Lewis Brinson's who overcome them to become a big league regular?
(mmcd from ottawa)
Nope. Brinson is a fascinating prospect. I don't hold out much hope for him figuring it out and approaching the ceiling his tools suggest, but he is going to be a really fun test case to follow. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson likely to make enough contact to play regularly in the bigs?
(Behemoth from Scotland)
Probably not. I think about this a lot. I really like Brinson. Good makeup; great feel for his craft in center; hard worker; natural pop in the stick; red flag swing and miss. Hard to find another player that whiffed that often in Low-A and still managed to carve out a fruitful major league career. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson more likely to get closer to his ceiling than Gallo? Do other tools make him a better prospect?
(Scott7015 from Houston)
Gallo is more likely to get closer to his ceiling. Brinson is a bit of a wild card because of the questions about contact/hit tool. Gallo has so much power that it can show even with all the swing and miss. Brinson has the more complete profile, though. He profiles as an easily plus defender in center on top of the bat speed/raw power/solid run. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good buy-low prospects for dynasty leagues who may be struggling that you think will bounce-back or are under the radar?
(The Dude from Office)
Lewis Brinson if someone is giving up on him because of his K-rate. Brinson's skill set is serious, and I believe they can tone down his swing a little in order to make more contact. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite bat in the big swinging (and oft missing) Hickory lineup?
(Gary from Long Beach)
I loved watching the Hickory team. I really liked Nomar Mazara at the plate. Joey Gallo hit a homerun that made an impession on my mind, and I really still believe in Lewis Brinson. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Lewis Brinson, Blake Swihart and/or Roman Quinn candidates for the top 101 in the offseason?
(dmartinez87 from NY)
Brinson and Swihart, no doubt. I'm not as high on Quinn. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Has Nick Williams done enough to be considered a better prospect than Lewis Brinson?
(Mark from Emmitsburg)
I'm certainly not the Rangers expert among the BP Prospect Team, but it's pretty hard to argue with what he's done so far this year. Brinson may have a higher ceiling and louder all-around tools, but Williams appears to be a better baseball player at this point in their development. (Mark Anderson)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any idea what is going on with Lewis Brinson? Should we worry or are we excited about the new swing?
(JoshuaGB from Chicago)
By all indications the Rangers have a strong developmental staff so he's in good hands. [Insert your own joke about Brinson's spider-like limbs here.] (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, I know you love Lewis Brinson. Can you compare him to Buxton? Thanks for the chat!
(Herlin from Texas)
Buxton's raw tools are louder. He could be elite; Brinson could be a step below. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just drafted Lewis Brinson over Adelberto Mondesi in Keeper league minor league draft. Will I regret this? Parks article today is making me have 2nd thoughts
(Corey from NYC)
Parks knows better than me. If he says you've made a horrible life-altering decision then I guess you have. (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lewis Brinson this year's Jordan Akins? Can Jordan Akins recover and become next year's Lewis Brinson?
(CyMature from Cabin (Fever))
They both have tools, but they aren't that similar. Brinson has feel and baseball skills and Akins is a D1 football player that just happens to be on a baseball team. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)More likely a superstar. Jairo beras or Lewis Brinson?
(Justin from OK)
Brinson. Plays a premium position and has more secondary potential on offense. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Bradley! The sole BP report on Lewis Brinson is fascinating. Can you expand on this player? Given the tools and dramatically better baseball ability than expected, is he already a top 100?
(Bobby Valentine from Nice Play Kidland)
I think there's a very good chance he sneaks into the top 100. As Jason Parks noted in today's Ten Pack, Brinson has already demonstrated baseball skills to go along with huge tools. Potential five-tool star. Check out Jason's write-up if you haven't already done so. (Bradley Ankrom)


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