Justin Brashear

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Justin Brashear played three seasons in the minor leagues.

Brashear was a member of Team USA which won Gold at the 2001 World Youth Championship. He hit .200 with no extra-base hits and 6 runs as the first baseman on a club which included Lastings Milledge, Chris Valaika, Xavier Paul, Sean Rodriguez, Chris Lubanski and Jarrod Saltalamacchia as fellow position players. After being named All-State after a .385 senior year in high school, Justin was chosen by the Anaheim Angels in the 25th round of the 2003 amateur draft.

Justin was 2 for 27 with 8 walks as a freshman at Ole Miss in 2004, then hit .189 for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League. In 2005, the Mississippi catcher was 7 for 40 with a double, homer and 7 walks. His junior year, he improved to .253/.361/.510.

Brashear was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 44th round of the 2006 amateur draft and split the rest of the summer between the Missoula Osprey (.219/.333/.422 in 20 G) and the Yakima Bears (.213/.313/.418 in 40 G).

In 2007, Justin played for the South Bend Silver Hawks, hitting .194/.395/.278 with 81 walks in 82 games. He led all Arizona farmhands in free passes but had no other aspect to his offensive game. He was one walk shy of the Midwest League lead. He also paced MWL catchers with a .995 fielding percentage.

Brashear ended his career in 2008 with the Visalia Oaks, where his batting line was .195/.333/.293 in 26 contests.

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