Brad Daniel Dutton
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.
- School Creighton University
Dutton debuted in the Claxton Shield in 2003 with the Queensland Rams, hitting .333/.379/.333 as their main second baseman. He helped Australia win the 2003 Oceania Championship, hitting .375/~.444/.375 and handling 12 chances without an error. Only Dan Floyd and Rico Castro had more hits than his six. In 2004, he batted .325/.371/.381 for Creighton University in the USA. He improved to .335/.377/.459 in his second season at Creighton. He starred in the 2006 Claxton Shield, going 15 for 28 for Queensland with 3 doubles, a triple, home run, 7 runs, 9 RBI and 2 steals in 6 games, winning MVP honors.
In 2006, he played for the Rockford RiverHawks in the Frontier League and hit .217/.269/.286. In the 2007 Claxton Shield, Brad hit .292/.292/.333 for Queensland. He returned to Rockford for the summer and batted .288/.370/.384 with 54 runs and 20 steals (in 26 tries) in 83 games.
For the 2008 Rams, Dutton hit .310/.420/.429 with 13 runs in 12 games and stole 4 bases in 4 tries. He played for Australia in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, replacing a fellow Brad, Brad Harman at shortstop, as Harman was busy at spring training. Dutton was just 2 for 19 for Australia and had more errors (3) than hits (2) as Australia failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.
Dutton returned to Rockford for a third season in 2008 and batted .311/.357/.408, just missing the top 10 in the FL in average. For 2009, Brad signed with the Gauting Indians in Germany. He debuted in the Bundesliga on April 5, going 4 for 8 with a run, double, 2 RBI and a steal and making one error.