It’s hard to imagine another Milwaukee Brewers prospect having as hot of a start as Lewis Brinson has been having.
Brinson was acquired at the trade deadline, and in his debut with AAA Colorado Springs Brinson went 4-for-4, followed by a grand slam in his second game with the SkySox. In general, Brinson was having a down year in the Rangers farm system, at least compared to the explosion 2015 he had with AAA Round Rock.
Brinson has all the power and speed to be an everyday centerfielder in the big leagues. He’s young still (22) and still needs time to develop the skills he has. He’s a first-round draft pick out of Florida drafted by the Rangers back in 2012. But, when you see him play at the AAA level you can see that the offensive and defensive skills are there-they just need refinement.
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Leading up to his trade to the Milwaukee Brewers organization, Brinson didn’t know where he was going to land, but before his first game with Colorado Springs he had this to say:
“It’s been pretty hectic,” he said. “Obviously, there were a lot of trade rumors with Tampa Bay and the Brewers and the White Sox for Sale and all that stuff. I tried to focus on the task at hand, which was playing in the Rangers organization.”
The 4-for-4 performance wasn’t quite what he imagined, but it settled his nerves and he explained as well after the game
“You want to get that first game with a new team out of the way, get your feet wet and get comfortable in the new atmosphere,” the 22-year-old center fielder said. “That’s what I tried to do tonight. I didn’t try to go 4-for-4, but I wanted a few knocks to help the team win. The last 24 hours have been crazy, so it was nice to be able to exhale a little bit.”