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Scooter Gennett | Second Baseman | #2

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 16 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Scooter Gennett will make his first start in right field on Wednesday.
Gennett has almost exclusively played second base in pro ball, but he's trying to add some versatility to his game. He's currently slated to serve as a bench player now that Jonathan Villar will play second base. Mar 15 - 12:12 PM

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Scooter Gennett (wrist) is expected to make his return to Cactus League action Sunday against the Reds.

Gennett has been out a week while nursing a bruised right wrist. He worked out on Saturday and didn't show any ill effects. Gennett logged 498 at-bats last year but is likely looking at a backup role this season with Jonathan Villar shifting to second base full time.
Mar 11 - 7:47 PM

Scooter Gennett's return to Cactus League action has been delayed until Sunday or Monday.

Gennett told reporters Thursday morning that he was aiming to return Friday or Saturday, but manager Craig Counsell wants the 26-year-old to play it safe with his bruised right wrist. Gennett has been out since last weekend. He should be fine for the beginning of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 9 - 11:55 AM

Scooter Gennett (wrist) hopes to play in one of the Brewers' split-squad games Friday.

He said he'll be back Saturday at the latest. Gennett has been held out of Cactus League action since last weekend due to a bruised right wrist. The backup infielder should be fine by the opening of the regular season.
Mar 9 - 11:24 AM

Scooter Gennett (wrist) remains sidelined Wednesday.

Gennett was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a bruised right wrist and while the issue was downplayed initially, the Brewers are giving him additional rest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 8 - 12:37 PM

Scooter Gennett was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a slightly bruised right wrist.

Gennett downplayed the ailment, saying it's "nothing at all." Consider him day-to-day.
Mar 5 - 1:10 PM

Scooter Gennett took reps in the outfield Thursday in Brewers camp.

Jonathan Villar is now locked in as the starting second baseman in Milwaukee, so Gennett will try to add some defensive versatility to his bench player repertoire. He's also expected to get looks at shortstop this spring.
Feb 23 - 12:57 PM

Scooter Gennett expects to receive reps at shortstop and perhaps the outfield in spring training.

Gennett was drafted as a shortstop and started 12 games at the position in A-ball, but he's been a second baseman exclusively since then. However, with Jonthan Villar now entrenched at the keystone, Gennett will attempt to add to his versatility. The 26-year-old slugged a career-high 14 homers in 2016, but he hit an underwhelming .263/.317/.412 overall.
Jan 27 - 9:06 AM

Brewers and INF Scooter Gennett avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.525 million contract.

It's a well-deserved raise over the $518,100 that the 26-year-old took home in 2016. Gennett slashed .263/.317/.412 in 2016 while setting career-highs with 14 homers, 56 RBI, 58 runs scored and eight stolen bases.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:00:00 PM

Scooter Gennett went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Gennett connected for a two-run home run off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning, jumping the Brew Crew to an early 2-0 lead. The dinger was his 14th of the season. In addition, the 26-year-old second baseman is slashing .269/.320/.422 over 476 at-bats.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Scooter Gennett singled and smacked a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

Gennett's bomb off of John Lackey gave the Brewers the lead in the seventh inning, but their bullpen eventually coughed it up. The second baseman has now homered in two of his last three games and three of his last eight contests. He's extended his career high in dingers to 13.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Scooter Gennett lifted a two-run homer on Friday but it wasn't enough to beat the Cardinals.

He walked and scored on an error in the first inning before swatting a bomb to center in the third inning with Jonathan Villar aboard. Gennett has been an everyday player for the Brewers this year but has not produced fantasy-worthy counting stats. He is batting .262 with 11 homers and 45 RBI overall.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Scooter Gennett delivered an RBI double in Friday’s 1-0 victory over the Pirates.

The Brewers couldn’t get anything going against Jameson Taillon through the first five innings, but Martin Maldonado reached on a hit-by-pitch to begin the sixth and Gennett brought him home with a two-out double to center. It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday. Gennett is batting .263/.315/.393 with 10 homers and eight steals through 111 games this season. He’s not an overly exciting fantasy option, but he has been the primary No. 2 hitter in Milwaukee’s lineup recently.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Scooter Gennett finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Gennett tried to do his part, including an RBI double in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough. Even so, it was Gennett's third straight multi-hit game, and he's scored a run in four straight as well. The second baseman is batting .280/.334/.423 with 10 homers, 39 RBI, 44 runs scored and eight steals on the year.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 12:39:00 AM

Scooter Gennett went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a stolen base and a run scored as the Brewers used a late surge to down the Diamondbacks 9-4 on Tuesday.

As he did seemingly all night, Gennett had a large part in the Brewers' five-run eighth inning that sealed the win. The second baseman got the scoring started in the inning with a two-run single, and he later came around to score. Gennett has been finding ways to contribute in recent days, and the 26-year-old is hitting .264/.319/.414 with nine homers, 33 RBI, 36 runs scored and six steals in 78 games overall.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:37:00 AM

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3Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Scooter Gennett
3Yadiel Rivera
4Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Travis Shaw
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LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
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3Jimmy Nelson
4Matt Garza
5Chase Anderson
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2Corey Knebel
3Jacob Barnes
4Jhan Marinez
5Michael Blazek
6Carlos Torres
7Ryan Webb
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9Joba Chamberlain
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