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Russell Branyan # - 1B/DH

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1975/12/19
  • POB: Warner Robins, GA
  • Height: 6-4 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 14
  • Drafted by Cleveland in 1994 (7th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHas extreme power that can change a game with one swing of the bat. Has played all four corner positions in the field.
FlawsLike many big-swinging power hitters he has trouble making consistent contact, striking out too much and not walking enough. He also doesn't hit enough doubles. Defensively, he's now limited to first base.
Career potentialSlugger with power, but also too big a swing.

Honours and Awards

1997Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team
1996South Atlantic League (A) - Most Valuable Player
1996South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/08/11Released by the New York Yankees.
2012/03/30Released by the New York Yankees.
2012/03/30Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2012/02/08Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/05/26Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2011/05/20Released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2011/03/25Contract purchased from Reno (AAA).
2011/02/16Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2010/11/03Seattle Mariners declined their contract option for next season.
2010/10/03Missed the last 16 regular season games (back injury).
2010/09/17Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/27Missed 7 games (back injury).
2010/07/20Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/07/19Missed 5 games (toe injury).
2010/07/17Toe injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/27Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2010/04/20Missed 12 games (back injury).
2010/04/03Back injury, early September.
2010/02/19Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2009/08/29Herniated disc, early September.
2009/06/19Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2009/06/18Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2009/04/24Missed 5 games (back injury).
2009/04/18Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2008/11/01Filed for free agency.
2008/09/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/23Missed 38 games (oblique injury).
2008/08/13Oblique injury, early September (retroactive to August 12th, 2008).
2008/05/24Contract purchased from Nashville (AAA).
2008/02/20Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/08/31Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2007/08/27Designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2007/08/10Contract purchased from Ottawa (AAA).
2007/08/09Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2007/08/07Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2007/07/28Released by the San Diego Padres.
2007/05/03Missed 6 games (bereavement list).
2007/04/27Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2006/10/30San Diego Padres exercised their contract option for next season.
2006/08/24Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays.
2006/04/05Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2006/04/01Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2006/01/31Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2006/01/17Released by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2006/01/09Designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2005/12/20Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2005/08/28Missed 7 games (lower back pain).
2005/08/23Lower back pain, day-to-day.
2005/07/04Missed 29 games (fractured finger).
2005/06/02Fractured finger, 15-day DL.
2005/04/23Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).
2005/04/21Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2004/12/15Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2004/07/26Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2004/04/25Acquired from the Atlanta Braves.
2004/03/25Assigned by the Atlanta Braves to their minor league camp.
2004/01/21Signed by the Atlanta Braves to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.
2003/12/20Cincinnati Reds declined to tender a contract.
2003/08/28Missed 14 games (ankle injury).
2003/08/13Ankle injury, 15-day DL.
2003/08/06Missed 3 games (sprained left ankle).
2003/08/02Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2003/06/25Fined by the MLB.
2003/05/30Missed 53 games (right shoulder surgery).
2003/03/18Right shoulder surgery, 15-day DL.
2003/03/07Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2002/12/03Right shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.
2002/06/07Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2002/03/01Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2001/07/24Missed 4 games (back injury).
2001/07/20Back injury, day-to-day.

Trades

2012/02/08Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2011/05/26Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.
2011/02/16Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2010/06/27Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan to the Seattle Mariners for Ezequiel Carrera and Juan Diaz.
2010/02/19Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
2008/12/03Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.
2008/02/20Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.
2007/08/31Philadelphia Phillies traded Russell Branyan to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later.
2007/08/09Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations.
2007/08/07Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2006/08/24Tampa Bay Devil Rays traded Russell Branyan to the San Diego Padres for Evan Meek and a player to be named (Dale Thayer - Sept. 15, 2006).
2006/01/31Signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a minor league contract.
2004/07/26Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan to the Milwaukee Brewers for future considerations.
2004/04/25Atlanta Braves traded Russell Branyan to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named (Scott Sturkie- May 25th).
2004/01/21Signed by the Atlanta Braves to a minor-league contract.
2002/06/07Cleveland Indians traded Russell Branyan to the Cincinnati Reds for Ben Broussard.
1994/06/02Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 7th round in 1994.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012Scranton/WBAAA331101934501139263100-.309.438.6551.093
2012TampaA3123410114300-.333.500.6671.167
2011LA AngelsAL3765712204121121201.185.299.400.699
2011ArizonaNL31624135012720000.210.290.339.629
2011Total Ari/AnaMLB681271125705141841201.197.295.370.665
2010SeattleAL5720523441001533308210-.215.319.483.802
2010ClevelandAL521712445901024164900-.263.328.491.819
2010Total Cle/SeaAL109376478919025574613110-.237.323.487.810
2010ColumbusAAA4141420011200-.286.333.429.762
2010AkronAA281200000200-.250.250.250.500
2009SeattleAL116431641082113176581492010.251.347.520.867
2008MilwaukeeNL501322433801220194210-.250.342.583.925
2008NashvilleAAA45153245515012362549415.359.453.6931.146
2007St. LouisNL2132460012715001.188.333.281.614
2007PhiladelphiaNL7922002506000.222.222.8891.111
2007San DiegoNL611221624517192148101.197.322.426.748
2007Total SD/Phi/StLNL8916322325110262869102.196.320.423.743
2007BuffaloAAA1400000003000.000.000.000.000
2006San DiegoNL2772142110691527003.292.416.556.972
2006Tampa BayAL64169233410012271962206.201.286.473.759
2006Total TBD/SDMLB91241375511018363489209.228.327.498.825
2005MilwaukeeNL85202235211012313980107.257.378.490.868
2005NashvilleAAA61745401338000.294.400.7061.106
2004MilwaukeeNL51158213711111272068105.234.324.525.849
2004BuffaloAAA823135890162257542102526.288.374.591.965
2004RichmondAAA11285500141311100.179.452.286.738
2004Total Ric/BufAAA933416395162267955113626.279.382.566.948
2003CincinnatiNL7417622381209262769003.216.322.438.760
2003LouisvilleAAA14495165013915001.327.441.490.931
2002CincinnatiNL8421734539116393486316.244.349.516.865
2002ClevelandAL501611633408171765122.205.278.379.657
2002Total Cle/CinMLB1343785086131245651151438.228.320.458.778
2001ClevelandAL11331548731622054381321114.232.316.486.802
2000ClevelandAL6719332467216382276003.238.327.544.871
2000BuffaloAAA6422946569221602893119.245.330.576.906
1999ClevelandAL1138482016319001.211.286.342.628
1999BuffaloAAA10939551821113067521878323.208.305.468.773
1998ClevelandAL1400000002000.000.000.000.000
1998AkronAA43163354811316463558117.294.417.6931.110
1997AkronAA41137263240123028560011.234.369.526.895
1997KinstonA832975986262277552943121.290.398.6631.061
1996ColumbusA13048210212920440106621667444.268.355.575.930
1995ColumbusA762774671861955271201126.256.326.534.860
1994BurlingtonR55171213610051325644221.211.323.357.680
TotalMLB105929344056821438194467403111816463.232.329.485.814
TotalAL56817522414038151172872146579337.230.318.482.800
TotalNL4911182164279623771801894617126.236.343.489.832
TotalAAA369131221334767510228819950119744.264.363.556.919
TotalAA8630862821532876631161118.266.391.607.998
TotalA292106821029055128723714538311691.272.361.590.951
TotalR55171213610051325644221.211.323.357.680

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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