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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||480.00||18.00||.256||54.00||49.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||38||9||3|| .341|| .474|| .237|
|vs RHP||198||52||10|| .321|| .439|| .263|
|Last 7 Games|
Athletics' Brett Lawrie expects to be healthier in Oakland
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/1/14) Athletics infielder Brett Lawrie expects to be healthier now that he's in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Lawrie has dealt with a couple different oblique injuries throughout his career, but believes getting away from Toronto's fake turf should help him stay on the field. Since joining the Blue Jays, Lawrie career-high in games played in a single season is 125. Lawrie, who has also played second base, has been told that he'll be Oakland's primary option at third next season.
A's deal Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/28/14) The Athletics have dealt third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Blue Jays for third baseman Brett Lawrie and pitcher Kendall Graveman, according to FoxSports.com. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal.
Pitcher Sean Nolin and shortstop Franklin Barreto are also heading to Oakland, according to Yahoo! The 28-year-old Donaldson is entering his first year of arbitration. He's under team control until 2019. Lawrie is also entering his first year of arbitration, but will become a free-agent in 2018. Lawrie is entering his age-25 season. Graveman sky-rocketed through Toronto's farm system last year, jumping multiple levels. The 23-year-old posted a 1.83 ERA in 27 starts over four levels. He made his major-league debut as well, coming out of the bullpen five times at the end of the year.
The 24-year-old Nolin posted a 3.43 ERA over three levels in the minors last season. He tossed one inning in the majors last season, giving up one run. The 18-year-old Barreto hit .311/.384/.481 over 328 at-bats in Class A ball.
Blue Jays clear 60-day disabled list
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/1/14) The Blue Jays activated pitcher Chad Jenkins and infielders Maicer Izturis and Brett Lawrie from the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
Brett Lawrie moved to 60-day DL, ending his season
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/2/14) The Blue Jays transferred infielder Brett Lawrie to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, a move which will bring his season to an end due to an oblique injury.
Lawrie has been out since Aug. 5 as a result of the injury, and there is no indication he has made much progress while recovering. He finished the season with a .247/.301/.421 line in 259 at-bats, with 12 home runs and 38 RBI.
Third base tiers for Draft Day 2015
The elite options are two: Anthony Rendon and Josh Donaldson. But Scott White there is plenty of upside in the middle of his third base tiers.
Second base tiers for Draft Day 2015
If you don't just have to have one certain player, here's your draft solution. Scott White breaks down six levels of second-base options.
Gregg Zaun says Cal Ripken used to beat him up and it's all good
Former major leaguer Gregg Zaun, now a broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays, says that when he was a young player with the Baltimore Orioles, his teammates -- led by Cal Ripken -- used to discipline him physically. It's something today's game lacks, Zaun says.
2015 Draft Prep: 10-team, AL-only H2H mock
As pitchers and catchers report, we go deeper with a 10-team AL-only H2H mock draft. Al Melchior highlights trends like where top rookies like Rusney Castillo slot.
2015 Draft Prep: Busts 1.0
Can Yan Gomes, Sonny Gray and Starlin Castro be as good as they were in 2014? Our Al Melchior has some doubts, which is why all three are on his 2015 Draft Day bust list.
|2014 summary: Every year, we hope for improvement from Brett Lawrie, but every year, we get more of the same. He was predictably mediocre in 2014, showing flashes of his 2011 greatness only on occasion, such as a 25-game stretch from mid-April to mid-May in which he hit .313 with six home runs, and he ultimately got hurt, playing in less than 130 games for the third straight season. But even if you assess him on a per-game basis, he was just the 17th-best third baseman in Head-to-Head points leagues.|
Playing time status: While the majority of Lawrie's injuries -- a strained oblique in 2012, a sprained ankle in 2013, a fractured finger in 2014, etc. -- seem like fluke occurrences, his all-out style puts him at greater risk than most players. His move to Oakland won't change his role at all since the Athletics gave up their third baseman, Josh Donaldson, in the deal.
2015 outlook: Of course, with the move to Oakland, Lawrie goes from one of the best hitter's parks to one of the worst, which won't help him regain the power stroke he showed as a rookie. By now, that ship has probably sailed, though. At age 25, Lawrie can still make something of his career, perhaps by taking advantage of a better-than-average contact rate, but it's going to take the kind of transformation you shouldn't be predicting on Draft Day. He's a last resort at third base.
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