Monday, April 29, 2013

Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #30 Brett Lawrie

It's Minor League Monday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:

  • Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #30.
  • Player Name, position, team: Brett Lawrie, second baseman, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
  • Level-League, Team Affiliation: A-Midwest League, Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Minor League Stats (stats with team depicted only): 105 G, 372 AB, 48 R, 102 H, 18 2B, 5 3B, 13 HR, 65 RBI, 19 SB, 41 BB, 70 SO, .454 SLG, .802 OPS, .274 AVG.
  • Any special information about player: Drafted by the Brewers #1st, June 2008. Bats: right. Throws: right.
  • Major League Debut: August 5, 2011.
  • Baseball America Organizational Ranking After Season with Team: Milwaukee Brewers #2 prospect after the 2009 season.
  • Blurb on the back: "The highest-drafted position player ever out of Canada, Brett signed late in 2008, and didn't debut professionally until the following spring. The attacking, quick-wristed slugger smashed 13 home runs in 105 contests for Wisconsin, earning a brief promotion to Double-A Huntsville as a 19-year-old."
  • Official Topps Rookie Card: 2012 Topps #462.
  • Commentary: After crushing the competition in the Midwest League, Brett Russell Lawrie arrived in Huntsville, Alabama, joining the AA-Southern League Stars for 13 games at the end of the 2009 campaign. He hit .269 with the team, with 1 triple among his 14 hits. He spent a full season with the Stars in 2010, hitting .285 with 8 home runs and 63 rbi's in 135 games. In need of starting pitching and because the Brewers already had an established veteran second baseman in Rickie Weeks, Lawrie was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum on December 6, 2010. After hitting for a combined .353 average with 18 home runs, 61 rbi's, 13 stolen bases, an OPS of 1.060, and a slugging percentage of .647 in 73 combined games with the Dunedin Blue Jays and the Las Vegas Stars, the Jays had no choice BUT to bring him up to the big club. Now the native of Langley, British Columbia, plays for his home country's big league team, manning the hot corner since his debut in 2011.
Next week's featured card will be: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #144. Post will arrive at 9:00 AM CST. Hope you enjoyed this week's installment of Minor League Monday.


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