Bryce Brentz thrived as a late-season call-up, only it went unnoticed to most baseball fans.
That’s because Brentz didn’t make the leap to the big leagues, as his call-up instead benefited the Triple-A PawSox.
Brentz, who could wind up in the bigs before long, made the jump from Double-A Portland to Pawtucket right before the PawSox’ championship run. And while it took Brentz a few games to get on track, when he did, his effort was instrumental in helping Pawtucket capture the Governors’ Cup as the International League champions for the first time since 1984.
Brentz hit .306 with 30 home runs and 94 RBIs in Single-A in 2011. During the 2012 Triple-A playoffs, the 23-year-old hit .333 with two home runs and five RBIs in seven games.
Perhaps he’ll be replicating that success at Fenway Park real soon.
Check out the video above to hear more about Brentz’s minor league progress.