Brent Abernathy

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/185

Brent Abernathy MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.244 8 80 21 .622

Brent Abernathy Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Brent Abernathy
  • Born: 9/23/1977 in Atlanta, GA
  • Draft: 1996, Toronto Blue Jays, 2nd rd. (44th overall)
  • High School: Lovett (GA) HS
  • Debut: June 25, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/29/2005
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 868 97 212 8 80 21 .244 .297 .622

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Michael Brent Abernathy...Married, wife's name is Allison; one daughter, Emily (9/16/05)...Was a member of the gold medal-winning Team USA in 2000 Sydney Olympics...Named second-best pure hitter in the 1996 draft by Baseball America...1996 graduate of Lovett School (GA) where he played baseball...Named National High School Athlete of the Year in 1995...Was a member of Team USA that won the 1995 World Junior Championship...Hobby: Playing golf. 2006 Non-roster invitee to spring training with MIL...Spent the season with Nashville (AAA)...Led the team in games (123), ranked 2nd in hits (126) and was 3rd in runs (63)...Had 36 multi-hit games, including 10 three-hit games...Hit .407 (22-54) over a 15-game span, 5/5-23, raising his avg from .242 to .306...Played 39 games at 2nd base, 30 at 1st base, 25 in LF and 4 in RF. 2005 Opened the season with Triple-A Rochester, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, where he hit safely in 13 of his first 14 games ... Batted .326 in 57 games . . . posted 25 multiple-hit games (including one, four-hit game and five, three-hit games) ... Started at five different positions with Rochester (2B, 3B, LF, CF and DH) ... Had four stints with Minnesota, appearing in 24 games ... where he made 18 starts (14 at second base, three in left field & one at designated hitter) ... Hit .278 in seven games in his first stint with the Twins and appeared in 11 games from June 15-31 where he batted .235 ... Homered off Mike Mussina on June 3 going 2-2 in the contest ... Collected multi-hit games five times with Minnesota ... 13-27 (.481), August 11-19 ... Tied season-high four RBI August 22 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and registered a season-high four hits August 23 vs. Pawtucket. 2004 Signed with Detroit as free agent, January 6 . . . acquired by Cleveland from Detroit in exchange for cash considerations and assigned to Buffalo, March 25 . . . hit safely in 9 of 10 games, going 17-35 (.486), April 28-May 10 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, June 26-July 8 . . . was 9-16 (.563) in 5 games, July 11-21 . . . hit safely in 10 of 12 games, going 13-41 (.317), July 28-August 9 . . . season-high 8-game hit-streak, going 13-27 (.481), August 11-19 . . . tied season-high 4 rbi, August 22 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre . . . season-high 4 hits, August 23 vs. Pawtucket. 2003 2003: Began season with Tampa Bay . . . optioned to Durham, April 2 . . . claimed off waivers by Kansas City and assigned to Omaha, April 4 . . . hit safely in 5 consecutive games, going 9-23 (.391), April 6-10 . . . was 11-29 (.379) in 7 games, April 18-25 . . . hit safely in 8 of 10 games, April 29-May 9 . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 15-40 (.375), May 17-25 . . . recalled May 28 . . . optioned June 20 . . . recalled June 26 . . . optioned July 3 . . . recalled September 29 . . . season-high 6-game hit-streak, going 11-28 (.393), August 2-8 . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 17-39 (.436), August 10-19 . . . tied season-high 4 rbi, August 23 vs. Colorado Springs . . . signed with Detroit as free agent, December 3. 2002 Hit safely in 6 of 7 games, April 2-10 . . . had 6-game hit-streak, April 12-19 . . . was 10-21 (.476) in 5 games, May 8-12 . . . hit safely in 7 consecutive games, going 11-33 (.333), May 29-June 4 . . . tied career-high 10-game hit-streak, going 12-40 (.300), June 20-30 . . . had game-winning rbi single in 12th inning, June 30 vs. Florida . . . was 7-15 (.467) in 3 games, July 4-6 . . . fourth career 4-hit game, July 5 at Anaheim . . . tied career-high 3 rbi, July 26 vs. New York . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, July 26-August 1 . . . was 34-113 (.301) with runners in scoring position . . . led club in sacrifice hits . . . was tied for sixth in league in sacrifice hits . . . established career-high in stolen bases. 2001 Began season at Durham . . . had 8-game hit-streak, going 12-29 (.414), April 10-May 4 . . . disabled with fractured rib, April 15-May 1 . . . season-high 13-game hit-streak, going 19-52 (.365), May 24-June 5 . . . hit safely in 9 consecutive games, going 15-42 (.357), June 7-16 . . . had 7-game hit-streak, going 17-32 (.531), June 18-24 . . . season-high 3 rbi, June 20 vs. Ottawa . . . season-high 4 hits, June 24 at Pawtucket . . . Devil Rays' Minor League Player of the Month for June, going 40-101 (.396) . . . recalled, made major league debut and homered off Rich Garces for first major league hit, June 25 at Boston . . . had 10-game hit-streak, going 13-30 (.433), June 25-July 6 . . . first career 4-hit game, July 12 at Montreal . . . second career 4-hit game, July 15 at Atlanta . . . third career 4-hit game, August 4 at Chicago . . . hit safely in 8 of 10 games, going 16-35 (.467), August 4-14 . . . tied season-high 3 rbi, September 4 at Seattle . . . hit safely in 11 of 13 games, going 20-57 (.351), September 4-26 . . . batted .351 (27-77) with runners in scoring position . . . was third among league rookies in batting and on-base percentage, fifth in walks, sixth in slugging percentage (.382), seventh in stolen bases and runs and 10th in rbi. 2000 Began season at Syracuse . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 11-29 (.379), April 14-27 . . . season-high 20-game hit-streak, going 31-79 (.392), May 7-30 . . . season-high 5 hits, May 9 vs. Charlotte . . . hit safely in 10 of 12 games, June 17-July 4 . . . hit safely in 18 of 19 games, going 24-77 (.312), July 9-30 . . . acquired from Toronto in exchange for pitchers Steve Trachsel and Mark Guthrie, July 31 . . . hit safely in 6 consecutive games, going 8-21 (.381), August 2-7 . . . had 6- game hit-streak, going 7-23 (.304), August 10-15 . . . ranked sixth Best Prospect and Best Defensive Infielder in Devil Rays organization by Baseball America.