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Brandon Drury | Second Baseman | #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 went 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI as the Diamondbacks fell to the Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
Drury plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, pulling the Diamondbacks to within four runs at 8-4. All three of his hits in the contest were singles. He has handled the transition to second base beautifully this season and is slashing a healthy .299/.337/.463 with four homers and 19 RBI on the year. May 28 - 6:29 PM

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Brandon Drury went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and a double as the Diamondbacks trounced the Pirates 11-4 on Friday.

Drury is up to .325/.363/.504 after a nice couple of weeks. He strikes out enough that the average isn't likely to remain particularly strong, but he can do better than the three homers in 117 at-bats he's amassed so far.
May 13 - 1:20 AM

Brandon Drury finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles with an RBI in Tuesday's loss against the Tigers.

Drury has tailed off a bit in the month of May, hitting at a paltry .188 clip. He is considered a below-average defender, but he is worth using in most fantasy leagues if you can regain the form he displayed in the first month when he posted a .318/.370/.435 slash line with a homer and eight RBI.
May 10 - 3:11 AM

Brandon Drury went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies in 13 innings on Sunday.

Drury led off the 13th inning with an infield single and rode home on Daniel Descalso's walk-off home run. He has had a nice first month of the season at the plate, slashing .318/.370/.435 with a homer and eight RBI.
Apr 30 - 8:32 PM

Brandon Drury finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-6 loss against the Rockies.

Drury has hit safely in five straight outings and eight of his past nine appearances. He appears to be over the jammed right knee which sent him to the bench in the middle of the week. Drury is considered a below-average defender but if he keeps hitting he will remain a fixture in the Arizona lineup.
Apr 30 - 12:51 AM

Brandon Drury started Friday and went 1-for-4 against the Rockies.

Drury didn't play Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a jammed right knee.
Apr 29 - 2:41 AM

Brandon Drury (knee) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday against the Padres.

Drury is sitting after jamming his knee in a collision with Padres starter Trevor Cahill on Wednesday night. Chris Owings will handle second base in his absence with Nick Ahmed manning shortstop. Drury said he feels "good" and expects to be back in the lineup this weekend.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: While Drury won't be able to get in on the fun, the D'Backs still setup as the top offense on the night slate. They'll face off with Jered Weaver - who has predictably struggled to start the year, allowing 7 HRs in 23 IP - in hitter friendly Chase Field, setting them up for a big night at the dish. As has been the case over the past few years, Weaver still can't miss bats, and given his inability to keep the ball on the ground, this match-up sets up very poorly. The entire Arizona lineup is in play.
Apr 27 - 6:02 PM

Brandon Drury left Wednesday's game against the Padres with a jammed right knee.

He suffered the injury in a collision with Padres starter Trevor Cahill at first base. Drury singled and walked twice before exiting. After he left, Chris Owings moved from shortstop to second base with Nick Ahmed taking over at shortstop. Drury is day-to-day.
Apr 27 - 12:09 AM

Brandon Drury finished 3-for-5 with a double in Tuesday's victory against the Padres.

Drury raised his average to .300 with the three-hit night, but it wasn't all great. He also struck out twice to give him 13 strikeouts over the past 14 games. He is considered below average defensively so he needs to keep hitting. So far, so good, as he upped his season average to an even .300. As long as he keeps his batting average up he will play regularly and serve as a solid stopgap middle infielder in most NL-only fantasy formats.
Apr 26 - 1:18 AM

Brandon Drury reached four times Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored.

That'll help his .298 OBP. Drury is likely to be a well below average defensive second baseman, so it's imperative that he hits in order to remain a regular. He'll probably be solid enough with the bat, but we still suspect the Diamondbacks would be better off with Chris Owings at second and either Nick Ahmed or Ketel Marte at short.
Apr 22 - 1:32 AM

Brandon Drury is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Daniel Descalso will handle second base.
Apr 17 - 6:58 PM

Brandon Drury led the way with three hits, two RBI and three runs scored in the Diamondbacks' 11-2 trouncing of the Indians on Saturday.

Drury finished 3-for-4 with a double among his three hits. He's now hit safely in each of his first five games, going 10-for-19 with a double and a triple in that span. The team's starter at the keystone, Drury is an intriguing player after he hit .282/.329/.458 with with 16 homers in 461 at-bats last season. With even more at-bats seemingly in store this year, The 24-year-old could eclipse the 20-homer plateau -- or more -- in that ballpark, and with that lineup around him.
Apr 9 - 12:53 AM

Brandon Drury went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI against the Indians on Friday.

Drury isn't much of a defender at second base, so he'll need to hit to keep his starting job there. He's off to a 7-for-15 starts with three RBI in five games.
Apr 8 - 1:39 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
3Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8T.J. McFarland
9Jorge De La Rosa