Vidal Bruján Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/9/1998 (23)
Vidal Bruján Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Vidal Bruján News
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned second baseman Vidal Brujan to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Brujan, one of the team's top prospects, received his first major league call-up on July 7. He was seeing inconsistent playing time and was struggling at the plate. He appeared in nine games and went just 2-for-21 with a stolen base. The 23-year-old Brujan has been great at Triple-A this year. Over 49 games, he has a .259/.344/.471 slash line to go along with nine home runs and 15 stolen bases. There's a good chance we'll see him back with the Rays soon.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Vidal Brujan is starting at second base and leading off in Sunday's game against the Braves. This is excellent news for Brujan as he sat on the bench in four of the Rays' last five games. Brujan is hitting .100 (1-for-10) with an RBI since being called up on July 7. The Rays' top prospect has elite speed and carries high-upside, especially in category leagues. Fantasy managers should consider streaming Brujan in Sunday's main slate. The 23-year-old will look to make the most of his opportunity on Sunday, but Brujan is mainly an option in deep-league formats for now. Brujan is slashing .083/.083/.083 with a stolen base over six games in 2021.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Vidal Brujan is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves. He will head to the bench for the second straight contest. The Rays prospect has started in just three of the last seven games since being called up on July 7. Brujan is hitting .100 (1-for-10) with an RBI during those starts. The 23-year-old has elite speed but isn't getting enough playing to be considered an option in standard leagues. Fantasy managers in deep-league formats should continue to stash Brujan and hope he works his way into an everyday role.
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).