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Brandon Drury | Outfielder | #27

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 13 (0) / ATL

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Brandon Drury lost more than 10 pounds while also adding muscle over the offseason as he looked to become more agile.
The D'Backs asked Drury to improve his agility and lateral movements during the offseason as they looked to see whether he could be their regular at second base after shifting all over the field in 2016. The club has been impressed with how he's looked thus far. "We've simplified it for him," manager Torey Lovullo said. "He's not bouncing all over the place. We told him that [second base] is where he needs to focus. I think it's helped him this offseason prepare for this moment. He's looked very good. He's very agile, good angles to the ball, playing through the ball, all the common phrases that you like to hear from an infield standpoint. I've been very impressed with his quickness in turning two. I see a guy that's really agile right now." Drury slugged 16 homers in 499 plate appearances last season and carries intrigue in fantasy leagues as a potential regular in 2017. Feb 24 - 1:18 PM

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Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen indicated Thursday that while Brandon Drury might not have a set position next season, the club wants to find playing time for him.

"I think more than anything else when you have a hitter of that caliber you want to find him at-bats," Hazen said. "It’s a similar situation to what we had with Brock Holt in Boston. You find a way to get him on the field. That’s of the most critical importance, getting him in the lineup. The defensive position becomes secondary." Drury didn't have a set position in 2016, either, starting games at four different positions and playing a total of five spots. He still managed to accumulated 499 plate appearances even with a trip to the minors mixed in. As it stands right now, he's likely to have a similar role in 2017.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Brandon Drury went 4-for-5 and drove home the game-winning run in the 12th inning on Sunday as the Diamondbacks outlasted the Dodgers 10-9.

The hot-hitting utilityman clobbered his 15th home run of the year in the fifth inning, a solo shot that increased the D'Backs' advantage to 7-1. He then played the role of hero with a run-scoring knock that plated Paul Goldschmidt with the walk-off winner in the 12th. He also drew a pair of walks in the contest, reaching base safely in six of his seven trips to the plate. For the season, Drury is now hitting .284/.334/.461 with 15 long balls and 48 RBI.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Brandon Drury went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double in Monday's win.

Drury started at second tonight. He's playing third base against lefties and often starting in left field against righties, though he's never a sure thing to be in the lineup versus righties. The Diamondbacks need to play him regularly this month to try to figure out whether he should be penciled into their 2017 lineup. His bat is interesting, but his glove doesn't really seem to be up to this super-utility role he's been penciled into.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 01:50:00 AM

Brandon Drury went 2-for-3 and plated the Diamondbacks' lone run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Drury's RBI single that plated Phil Gosselin in the seventh inning finally got the D'Backs on the board, but at that point they had already trailed by seven runs. As a club, they only mustered five hits on the afternoon, with Drury collecting a pair of them. With the two-hit attack, Drury is now hitting .255/.300/.409 with 32 RBI on the season.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled INF/OF Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno.

Drury was sent down earlier this week following a lengthy slump, but he's back now with Socrates Brito (toe) going down. He figures to see a decent amount of playing time, especially versus lefties.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned INF/OF Brandon Drury to Triple-A Reno.

His bat had cooled considerably since a hot start to the season and the D'Backs are simply too crowded at the corner infield and outfield spots. He's being sent out to create a spot on the roster for Shelby Miller who is rejoining the club on Monday. Drury hit .270/.310/.450 with eight homers and 18 RBI in 213 plate appearances. He'll get another opportunity with the big league club this summer.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Brandon Drury socked a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs against the Cardinals on Friday.

Drury and Chris Herrmann went back-to-back against Ruben Tejada in the ninth inning. While it was against a position player, it counts the same in the box score. Drury hasn’t shown much in the way of patience, but he continues to keep himself in the lineup with his hot hitting. He’s up to seven home runs while slashing .309/.340/.547 through 37 games.
Sat, May 21, 2016 12:48:00 AM

Brandon Drury went 3-for-5 with an RBI double as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves 4-2 on Saturday.

Drury doubled twice in the game, giving him nine doubles on the year. He also has a triple and six home runs as he continues his assault on National League pitching. The 23-year-old has forced his way into the Diamondbacks' lineup on a regular basis while hitting .316/.333/.621, and he'll continue to find playing time as long as he keeps having games like Saturday's.
Sat, May 7, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Brandon Drury connected for a solo homer Friday against the Braves.

Drury now has five home runs in his last nine games. He has an ugly 17/2 K/BB ratio, so there’s some reason for skepticism about what we’re seeing right now, but the Diamondbacks can’t sit him while he’s hitting like this. Neither should fantasy owners, for that matter.
Fri, May 6, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Brandon Drury homered for the second consecutive game as the Diamondbacks fell to the Rockies on Sunday afternoon in Arizona.

His solo shot came off of Rockies starter Chad Bettis. Drury also singled twice, finishing the day 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has swung a ridiculously hot bat in the first month of the season, slashing .315/.329/.630 with five homers and 11 RBI. With his versatility, he's likely to find his way into the Diamondbacks lineup on a nightly basis and the power he has displayed makes him an interesting mixed league commodity going forward.
Sun, May 1, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Brandon Drury temporarily tied the game with a two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Rockies on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks ultimately lost it in the ninth.

Drury is hitting .294/.310/.588 with four homers and 10 RBI, and he has now started seven-consecutive games at four different positions. The top-100 prospect is worth adding in deeper leagues, as he's a sneaky power option with second-base eligibility. It's worth noting, though, that he only has one walk in 71 PA. Patience has never been his forte in the minors, and big-league pitchers have a funny way of exploiting that weakness. His leash won't be too long, either, as the Diamondbacks have plenty of good hitters jockeying for playing time.
Sun, May 1, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Thursday that Brandon Drury will continue to see regular playing time as long as he produces.

"We’ll have to figure out where (Friday) and keep running with it because he’s a darn good player," Hale said. Drury has started five of the last six games and done so at three different positions. He's made starts at second and third base and both corner outfield spots this season and is batting .384 with three homers and seven RBI over his last 10 contests. The D'Backs could move David Peralta to center field and hand Drury the right field job, but they're hesitant to do it on a full-time basis since it would really weaken their defense. Drury needs to be owned in deeper fantasy leagues even if he doesn't have an official position.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 08:45:00 AM

Brandon Drury collected a pair of hits against the Cubs, including an RBI double.

Drury currently doesn’t have a clear path to everyday playing time for the Diamondbacks. In his second start of the season on Saturday, though, he went 2-for-3 with a double and drove in his first run of the campaign. The 23-year-old was the only Arizona hitter to have more than one base hit on Saturday night. He hit .331/.384/.458 in Triple-A last year and is one of the better hitting prospects in the National League, so there’s some fantasy intrigue here. The problem is that it's unclear where the at-bats will come. He’ll need to rake in his sporadic starts, like he did against the Cubs, to earn more playing time and be anything more than a deep-league flyer at this point in the 2016 season.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Brandon Drury went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple in Saturday's Cactus League finale against the Royals.

Starting in left field, Drury did nothing to hurt his chances of making the club in the wake of A.J. Pollock's unfortunate injury. The 23-year-old leaves spring with a .389 average, 1.145 OPS, four homers and 13 RBI. Even if he doesn't break camp with the team, Drury's future is bright and should be a contributor sometime in 2016.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jeff Mathis
2Chris Herrmann
3Chris Iannetta
4Oscar Hernandez
5Hank Conger
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Ketel Marte
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
3Gregor Blanco
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Reymond Fuentes
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Silvino Bracho
8Archie Bradley
9Zack Godley
10Jorge De La Rosa
11Rubby De La Rosa
12JJ Hoover
13Tom Wilhelmsen
14Kevin Jepsen