Vidal Bruján Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/9/1998 (25)
Vidal Bruján Season Stats
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Vidal Bruján News
The Miami Marlins acquired infielder/outfielder Vidal Brujan and right-hander Calvin Faucher (biceps) from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in exchange for infielder Erick Lara, right-hander Andrew Lindsey and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Brujan, a 25-year-old Dominican switch-hitter, really struggled offensively in his three seasons with the Rays, slashing .157/.218/.221 with three home runs, 24 RBI and nine stolen bases in 99 games played. He'll bring mostly defensive versatility to the Marlins and will likely start 2024 in the minors. Faucher, 28, finished the season on the 60-day injured list and had a rough 7.01 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with 12 walks and 25 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings over four outings (three starts) for Tampa this year.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder/outfielder Vidal Brujan was called up from Triple-A Durham on Monday, and he's starting at second base and batting eighth in the lineup against Boston Red Sox right-hander Brayan Bello. Brujan rejoins the big-league squad with second baseman Brandon Lowe (back) landing on the injured list. The 25-year-old Dominican has just five hits in 20 at-bats in 11 games for the Rays so far in 2023, and he's likely to split playing time at the keystone with Taylor Walls and Isaac Paredes for as long as Lowe is on the shelf. The sporadic playing time won't make him very attractive as a utility player in mixed leagues. Brujan hit .238 (30-for-126) with four doubles, three triples, four home runs, 17 RBI and nine stolen bases in 32 games for Durham.
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned outfielder/second baseman Vidal Brujan to the minor leagues on Tuesday to make room for the return of outfielder Jose Siri (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list. The 25-year-old Dominican will bide his time on the farm until he gets another call up to Tampa. In his first 11 games of the season, Brujan was hitting .250 (5-for-20) with three RBI and five runs scored in 21 plate appearances for the Rays as a bench player. The biggest issue for Brujan is the fact that he doesn't really have a set position on the big-league roster, but his positional versatility is nice for the team in real life.
Brujan's hopes of being an impactful player at the MLB level in 2021 could hinge on the health of Brandon Lowe, the Rays' versatile breakout star who should spend most of his time at second base this season. Brujan is a natural hitter who has shown the ability to hit .280-.300 with ease and he was on a run of two straight seasons with at least 48 stolen bases before the pandemic wiped out the entire 2020 minor league season. The downside to this young player is that he doesn't provide much current power although there are signs that he could eventually produce double-digit home runs on a regular basis. He possesses a small frame, but Brujan has a muscular build and a quick bat. With added maturity and some launch angle corrections, this young infielder could surprise fantasy managers with his pop. But we don't necessarily foresee that happening in 2021. Although the speedy infielder should make his MLB debut in the coming year and he could be a real weapon come playoff time thanks to his speed Brujan is a future waiver-wire acquisition in redraft leagues rather than a draft day target and a must-have in dynasty leagues (especially if your league includes steals).