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
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled infielder and outfielder Vidal Brujan on Monday. Brujan is batting .165 with a .234 on-base percentage in 154 plate appearances for the Rays this season, collecting a pair of home runs and five stolen bases. Able to play second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions, the 24-year-old will provide the Rays with some depth around the diamond. Tampa Bay also designated right-hander Easton McGee for assignment, selected right-hander Kevin Herget's contract, and optioned fellow infielder and outfielder Miles Mastrobuoni to Triple-A.
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled infielder and outfielder Vidal Brujan on Wednesday. Brujan has appeared in 46 games for Tampa Bay so far this season, hitting .167 with a .230 on-base percentage, two home runs, and four stolen bases in 152 plate appearances. He's been much more productive at Triple-A, however, with a .301 average, a .385 on-base percentage, four home runs, and 15 stolen bases in 213 plate appearances at the minors' highest level this season. The 24-year-old will give the Rays some added depth around the infield with Brandon Lowe landing on the injured list.
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.
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).