Vidal Bruján Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/9/1998 (24)
Vidal Bruján Season Stats
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Vidal Bruján News
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Vidal Brujan isn't in the starting lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and right-hander Pablo Lopez. In 40 plate appearances in the Majors this season, Brujan is batting .108 with a .175 on-base percentage and a stolen base. Instead, it'll be Taylor Walls getting the start at second base and batting eighth against Lopez. Walls has hit .149 with a .252 on-base percentage, a home run, and five stolen bases in 115 plate appearances in 2022 for the Rays. Fantasy managers in search of streaming help at second base are probably better off looking elsewhere.
The Tampa Bay Rays called up middle infielder/outfielder Vidal Brujan from Triple-A on Tuesday. Right-handed pitcher Calvin Faucher was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Outfielder Manuel Margot (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's game. We haven't gotten any word on the severity of the injury yet, but the move to promote Brujan could be to give the team added outfield depth while Margot gets a little time off. Brujan made one appearance with the Rays earlier this year, but he's spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he's slashed .300/.400/.467 with six doubles, six stolen bases and 15 runs over 16 games.
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned infielder Vidal Brujan to Triple-A Durham on Monday. On Saturday, he was called up while Yandy Diaz was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. During his brief stint in the majors, the 24-year-old went 0-for-3 with a walk across one game. Brujan's best asset is his speed and is worth stashing in deep-league formats when he gets called up again. The Rays infielder swiped 44 bases across 103 games at Triple-A in 2021. In a corresponding move, Jeffrey Springs (COVID-19) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. Springs is primarily used out of the bullpen, posting a 1-0 record with a 0.71 WHIP and nine strikeouts over seven innings in 2022.
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).