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Brad Emaus | Second Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Mets signed INF Brad Emaus to a minor league deal.
Emaus was acquired by the Red Sox in January, but he was evidently released between now and then and has hooked back on with the Mets, who had Emaus for a few weeks last year after taking him in the Rule 5 draft. He could be an option to fill in for the injured Ronny Cedeno. Wed, Apr 25, 2012 07:32:00 PM

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Red Sox acquired INF Brad Emaus from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Emaus, 25, posted a promising .313/.389/.564 batting line with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 45 games last season at Triple-A Colorado Springs. He'll function as organizational infield depth this year for Boston.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Rockies acquired INF Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays for RHP Chris Malone and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Emaus was returned to the Blue Jays after being designated for assignment this week, but it's clear he didn't have a future in the organization. It's remains to be seen whether he'll get another shot as a major league regular, but he should post some nice numbers in the hitter-friendly environment at Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 05:46:00 PM

Brad Emaus has been returned to the Blue Jays.

The Rule 5 Draft pick was designated for assignment by the Mets this week and passed through waivers easily. Emaus will join up with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 07:28:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a "team insider" that the Mets are unlikely to try to retain Brad Emaus.

Emaus, a Rule 5 pick, was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday. If another team claims him off waivers, they would have to keep him on the major league roster for the remainder of the season. The most likely scenario is that he returned to the Blue Jays' organization. The Mets will likely forge ahead with some combination Justin Turner, Daniel Murphy and Chin-lung Hu at second base.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 04:22:00 PM

Mets designated 2B Brad Emaus for assignment.

Well, that didn't last long. Emaus was in the mix for starts at second base when the regular season opened, but he batted just .162 across 42 plate appearances. Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner will presumably share playing time at the position for the Mets going forward. The Blue Jays can buy Emaus back for $25,000.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 01:25:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that Brad Emaus will get "a set, but unannounced" number of at-bats to prove that he handle major league pitching.

Emaus is batting .200/.294/.200 with no extra-base hits and a 7/3 K/BB ratio over his first 34 major league plate appearances. He opened the year as the everyday second baseman, but his recent struggles have opened the door for Daniel Murphy. He deserves a longer look, but the clock is ticking for the Rule 5 pick.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that even though Daniel Murphy is starting at second base Sunday, Brad Emaus will normally start more than two of every three games.

"It really had to do with getting Murphy a start and getting him some at-bats," Collins said. "He's a big piece coming off the bench." Managers typically don't want players to sit too long at the beginning of the season before getting a start, so it's dangerous to read too much into playing time breakdowns this early.
Sun, Apr 3, 2011 12:49:00 PM's Jon Heyman reports that Brad Emaus has won the Mets' second base job.

He's been the odds-on favorite since Luis Castillo was cut loose, Emaus is batting .295/.404/.455 with a home run this spring and offers some offensive upside with on-base skills and a bit of pop. There are questions about his defense, but the Mets feel he can at least be adequate at second.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 10:13:00 AM

Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus went 4-for-4 with a homer and a double Thursday in the rout of the Cardinals.

Emaus, who was leading the Mets' second base competition by default, may have wrapped up a starting job today. He was hitting just .216/.341/.270 entering the game, but now he's all of the way up to .293.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 04:12:00 PM

Steve Popper of the Bergen Record considers Brad Emaus the favorite to win the Mets second base job.

The Rule 5 pick is certainly the most intriguing of the candidates. There are questions about his defense, but he has some OBP skills and a bit of pop. Popper says that Luis Hernandez, who had been reported to be the favorite, is "on the outside" looking in. He adds that Daniel Murphy is likely to fill a utility role, while Justin Turner will be optioned to Triple-A.
Sat, Mar 19, 2011 08:16:00 AM

According to Adam Rubin of, some scouts have "serious reservations" about Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus' ability to produce at the major league level this season.

In fact, one scout suggested that Emaus might hit .210 this season while providing below-average defense. Some saw Emaus as the favorite to win the starting second base job entering spring training, but an informal clubhouse poll suggests that Daniel Murphy may have the edge. In fairness, Emaus hasn't gotten much of a chance to show what he can do. He only has 11 at-bats so far this spring.
Wed, Mar 9, 2011 10:27:00 AM

Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus singled and walked twice in three trips to the plate as a Mets split-squad beat the University of Michigan 7-1 on Sunday.

Emaus took over at second base after Luis Castillo went 1-for-2. Those two are competing with Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner for the starting job this spring. It certainly won't hurt Emaus' case for a roster spot that he'll have to be offered back to the Blue Jays if he doesn't make the team.
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 03:21:00 PM

Brad Emaus will be given looks at second base this spring.

Emaus was selected with the 11th overall pick in December's Rule 5 Draft after posting a strong .290/.397/.476 batting line, 15 home runs and 75 RBI last season between the Blue Jays' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. The Mets are required to keep him on their big league roster or else they must return him to Toronto. If he puts on a show this spring and proves capable of handling a part-time role at second base, that requirement should be easily met. He may even earn starting duties.
Tue, Feb 8, 2011 09:31:00 AM

Mets selected INF Brad Emaus from the Blue Jays with the 11th pick in the Rule 5 Draft.

This is a nice get for the Mets. Emaus, who turns 25 in March, batted .290/.397/.476 with 15 homers, 75 RBI and 13 stolen bases between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas this past season. With second base in flux in Queens, he could surprise during spring training.
Thu, Dec 9, 2010 10:35:00 AM

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