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Brandon Drury | Outfielder | #27

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 13 (0) / ATL
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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. Jun 24 - 1:40 PM

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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.
Jun 19 - 5:45 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.
May 21 - 12:48 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.
May 7 - 11:42 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.
May 6 - 11:18 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.
May 1 - 8:03 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.
May 1 - 12:11 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.
Apr 29 - 8:45 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.
Apr 9 - 11:24 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.
Apr 2 - 6:06 PM

Brandon Drury went 4-for-4 with his fourth homer and eighth double Saturday as the Diamondbacks and Brewers played to a 7-7 tie.

Drury has a 1.200 OPS this spring, but that hasn't even allowed him to gain any ground on Jake Lamb, whose OPS stands at 1.205. The Diamondbacks are looking at him at first base and in left field, but he'll go to Triple-A and wait for something to open up during the season.
Mar 27 - 12:51 AM

The Diamondbacks are giving Brandon Drury work at first base and in left field.

Jake Lamb remains the favorite for the starting third base job, but Drury has impressed enough for the Diamondbacks to try to find a creative way to fit him on the roster. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that they'd have to give him regular at-bats to keep him on the roster, so he still might be better off in the minors to begin the year.
Mar 21 - 11:08 PM

Brandon Drury hit his third home run of Cactus League play on Saturday.

Drury hit a solo shot off Chi Chi Gonzalez, his only hit in three at-bats. The third baseman has nine RBI and is making a run at the starting spot thought to be occupied by Jake Lamb. Even if he doesn't win the job, Drury has big power and should have a chance to show it in the majors sooner than later.
Mar 19 - 8:38 PM

Brandon Drury slugged a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

It was Drury's second home run this week. The bat has been working early for the 23-year-old third baseman, who now stands 7-for-16 with six RBI in six spring games. Jake Lamb should be considered the frontrunner to maintain the hot corner for the Snakes come Opening Day, but at the very least Drury is probably making him glance over his shoulder.
Mar 9 - 9:18 PM

Brandon Drury went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored Tuesday night against the Angels.

Drury smacked an RBI double off Angels starter Garrett Richards in the bottom of the second inning and then singled off Angels reliever Cory Rasmus in the bottom of the sixth. The 23-year-old is 6-for-14 with four RBI through five Cactus League games and may be able to put some pressure on Jake Lamb for the Diamondbacks' starting third base gig. Lamb, who homered Tuesday in the Snakes' other split-squad game, is still the safe bet for the job.
Mar 8 - 9:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Peter O'Brien
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Archie Bradley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Jake Barrett
7Andrew Chafin
8Silvino Bracho