Brian Bixler #43

  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/195

Brian Bixler MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.189 2 14 9 .519

Brian Bixler Bio

  • Full Name: Brian Joseph Bixler
  • Born: 10/22/1982 in Sandusky, OH
  • Draft: 2004, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2nd rd. (52nd overall)
  • College: Eastern Michigan
  • Debut: April 6, 2008
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/28/2012
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 323 41 61 2 14 9 .189 .249 .519

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Awards

Brian Bixler Awards

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Indianapolis INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Indianapolis INT
2008 Indianapolis INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Indianapolis INT

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lynchburg CAR

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lynchburg CAR

Brian Bixler Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 24, 2014 El Paso Chihuahuas activated SS Brian Bixler from the 7-day disabled list.
August 28, 2014 El Paso Chihuahuas placed SS Brian Bixler on the 7-day disabled list.
August 15, 2014 SS Brian Bixler assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas from San Antonio Missions.
April 25, 2014 San Diego Padres signed free agent 2B Brian Bixler to a minor league contract.
April 25, 2014 SS Brian Bixler assigned to San Antonio Missions.
April 10, 2014 Lehigh Valley IronPigs released 2B Brian Bixler.
March 30, 2014 2B Brian Bixler assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
March 6, 2014 2B Brian Bixler assigned to Philadelphia Phillies.
February 4, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent 2B Brian Bixler to a minor league contract.
November 4, 2013 OF Brian Bixler elected free agency.
August 12, 2013 Las Vegas 51s activated OF Brian Bixler from the 7-day disabled list.
July 28, 2013 Las Vegas 51s placed SS Brian Bixler on the 7-day disabled list.
November 15, 2012 New York Mets signed free agent 2B Brian Bixler to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 4, 2012 2B Brian Bixler elected free agency.
August 11, 2012 Houston Astros sent Brian Bixler outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
August 9, 2012 Oklahoma City RedHawks designated Brian Bixler for assignment.
August 9, 2012 Houston Astros designated Brian Bixler for assignment.
July 30, 2012 Houston Astros optioned 2B Brian Bixler to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 8, 2012 Houston Astros recalled Brian Bixler from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 29, 2012 Houston Astros optioned Brian Bixler to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 29, 2012 Brian Bixler assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 27, 2012 Houston Astros recalled 2B Brian Bixler from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 27, 2012 Houston Astros activated 2B Brian Bixler.
April 26, 2012 Brian Bixler roster status changed by Houston Astros.
April 12, 2012 Houston Astros optioned Brian Bixler to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 6, 2012 Houston Astros selected the contract of Brian Bixler from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
December 16, 2011 Houston Astros sent Brian Bixler outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
December 14, 2011 Houston Astros designated Brian Bixler for assignment.
November 3, 2011 Houston Astros claimed LF Brian Bixler off waivers from Washington Nationals.
July 30, 2011 Washington Nationals recalled Brian Bixler from Syracuse Chiefs.
July 18, 2011 Washington Nationals optioned Brian Bixler to Syracuse Chiefs.
April 23, 2011 Washington Nationals selected the contract of Brian Bixler from Syracuse Chiefs.
December 20, 2010 Washington Nationals invited non-roster SS Brian Bixler to spring training.
August 7, 2010 Brian Bixler assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Washington Nationals.
August 5, 2010 Brian Bixler assigned to Altoona Curve from Indianapolis Indians.
July 15, 2010 Columbus Clippers traded SS Brian Bixler to Indianapolis Indians.
May 18, 2010 Brian Bixler roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
May 4, 2010 Columbus Clippers placed SS Brian Bixler on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2010.
March 19, 2010 Cleveland Indians sent SS Brian Bixler outright to Columbus Clippers.
March 19, 2010 SS Brian Bixler assigned to Cleveland Indians.
March 17, 2010 Cleveland Indians designated Brian Bixler for assignment.
January 18, 2010 Mahoning Valley Scrappers Traded 3B Jesus Brito to West Virginia Power and Pittsburgh Pirates Traded SS Brian Bixler to Cleveland Indians.
September 8, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Brian Bixler from Indianapolis Indians.
August 31, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Brian Bixler to Indianapolis Indians.
August 15, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Brian Bixler from Indianapolis Indians.
May 11, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Brian Bixler to Indianapolis Indians.
April 26, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Brian Bixler from Indianapolis Indians.
April 26, 2009 Indianapolis Indians placed SS Brian Bixler on the reserve list.

Brian Joseph Bixler Bio Info

Brian Bixler graduated from Perkins (OH) High School in 2001...Played three seasons of baseball at Eastern Michigan University...Was a member of the 2004 Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference team...Finished his career as Eastern Michigan's all-time leader with 194 runs scored and was second with 258 hits...Hit .453 (second in the nation) in 2004 and was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year as well as Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger First Team All-American selection and a First Team All-Mid-American Conference choice...Became the first player in MAC history to collect 100 hits in a season...Posted an MAC record 32-game hitting streak in 2004...Hit .322 in 2002 and was named the Conference's Freshman of the Year...Was a member of the Gold Medal winning Team USA at the IBAF World Cup (The USA defeated Cuba in the final game) in 2007. 2012 Was with the Astros four separate times during the year...Began the year with Houston and optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 11...Was recalled on April 27 and optioned back on April 29...Joined the Astros again on June 8 and stayed until July 29...Spent the remainder of the year in the minors...With the Astros, he played second base, shortstop, third base, leftfield and rightfield...Hit .286 (4-14) with runners on base and two outs...Collected a season-high three hits and three RBI vs. Kansas City on June 18...Also had two other games with two hits, June 12 at San Francisco and June 25 vs. San Diego...Hit his only two home runs of the season on June 18 vs. Kansas City and June 25 vs. San Diego...Stole two bases at Chicago (AL) on June 9...Hit safely in his first 10 games at Triple-A (21-44, .477)...Batted .411 (23-56) in 13 April games for Oklahoma City...Had two, four-hit games on the year, April 13 at Memphis and April 22 vs. Albuquerque...Played second base, shortstop, third base and all three outfield spots in the minors. 2011 In a career-high 79 games, hit .205 (17x83) with one double, two triples, two RBI and four stolen bases...saw action at first base (2g), third base (14g/3gs), shortstop (2g/1gs) and each outfield position (34g/11gs)...had only 83 at-bats in 79 games, appearing in 32 games without recording an at-bat...his 34 appearances as an outfielder were a career high at any professional level...began the season with Triple A Syracuse, and had his contract purched by Washington on April 23...optioned back on July 17 before returning to finish the season with the Nats on July 30...hit .314 (27x86) and posted a .439 OBP in 25 contests during two stints with Syracuse. 2010 Played for Triple-A affiliates in CLE, PIT and Washington organizations, batting a combined .285 with 18 doubles, 4 triples, 4 homers, 47 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 102 games...was traded 3 times...upon being acquired by the Nationals on Aug. 7, batted .340 with 8 extra-base hits, 19 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 27 games with Syracuse. 2009 Spent majority of season with Triple-A Indianapolis and led team in games played, at bats, runs and hits...Shared team lead in triples and was tied for second in the International League in that department (T7th in the IL in runs scored w/71)...Made a team-high 61 appearances at shortstop; also made 27 at second base, two at third base and 15 in center field...Batted .355 (43-for-121) against left-handed pitchers and .241 (68-for-282) against right-handed pitchers, but hit eight of his nine home runs off righthanders... Led Pirates with a .345 (20-for-58) batting average in 25 spring training games and was one of the final cuts, having been optioned to Indianapolis on 3/30...Hit safely in 11 of his first 14 games with the Indians, going 18-for-55 (.327) with five doubles, two triples, eight RBI and 16 runs scored...Went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four runs scored on 4/14 vs. Columbus...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 4/26 when Jack Wilson went on the D.L...Made start at shortstop on 4/26 at San Diego and went 1-for-3 with a two-run double...Struck out four times in four at bats on 4/27 at Milwaukee...Went 5-for-25 and struck out 18 times in his eight games with the Pirates before being sent back to Triple-A on 5/12...Played outfield for first time ever (CF) and hit second home run on 7/6...Homered in third straight game while making second start in center field on 7/7...Went 37-for-108 (.343) with six home runs, 20 RBI and 14 multi-hit contests in 28 games during the month of July...Hit safely in 15 straight Triple-A games between 7/29 and 8/13 (25-for-67, .373)...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/15...Walked as a pinch hitter and played one inning at second base on 8/22 vs. Cincinnati...Made start at shortstop on 8/23 vs. Cincinnati and went 1-for-4 with a double...Pinch-ran and scored tying run in 9th inning vs. Philadelphia on 8/25...Made start at shortstop on 8/29 at Milwaukee and struck out three times in three at bats...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 8/31...Recalled a third and final time by Pittsburgh on 9/8...Made first big-league appearance/start at second on 9/19 vs. San Diego and went 1-for-3...Played final inning of game on 9/22 vs. Cincinnati in center field, his first Major League appearance in the outfield...participated in the Mexican Winter League and batted .300 (42-for-140) with five homers and 12 RBI in 35 games with Mazatlan. 2008 Was named to International League mid-season All-Star team while spending majority of season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Also had three separate stints with Pittsburgh...Started each of Indianapolis' first three games and went 0- for-9 with two walks and two RBI...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 4/6 after shortstop Jack Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list...Made Major League debut that afternoon at Florida and struck out in pinch hit appearance...Made first career start at shortstop on 4/9 vs. Chicago (NL) and went hitless in two at bats...Committed errors in back-to-back games on 4/12-13 before going seven contests without a miscue...Snapped an 0-for-8 streak to start career with a single off Cincinnati's Mike Lincoln on 4/12 at PNC Park...Had first career two-hit game on 4/25 vs. Philadelphia and tallied first RBI the following day against the Phillies...Committed two errors on 4/26 vs. Philadelphia...Snapped an 0-for-11 streak on 5/16...Produced RBI-single off Carlos Zambrano at Wrigley Field on 5/17...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 5/27 when Jack Wilson was reinstated from D.L...Hit .175 in first 34 games with Pirates thru 5/25, making 29 appearances (24 starts) at shortstop...Hit first of seven home runs with Indy on 5/20 vs. Toledo...Hit safely in 18 of his 26 games during the month of June, going 30-for-102 (.294) with four homers, four triples and 10 RBI...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/8 and 6/10...Reached base safely in 14 straight games from 7/11-27, going 16-for-47 (.340) with six walks...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/29...Grounded out as a pinch hitter at Colorado on 7/30 and was optioned back to Indy on 7/31...Went 3-for-5 on 8/2 vs. Toledo and hit safely in six straight games from 8/2-7...Hit .429 (12-for-28) with five multi-hit games in a seven-game span from 8/11-18, raising average from .268 to .285...Made first of 10 appearances at second base on 8/7 at Buffalo...Hit last home run with Indy on 8/25 at Durham and finished Triple-A campaign with a 25-game errorless streak (15 at shortstop and 10 at second base)...Made a total of 74 appearances at shortstop and 10 at second base while playing with Indianapolis; also went 3-for-8 in two games as the designated hitter...Hit .311 (32-for-103) against left-handed pitchers and .266 (58-for-218) against righthanders...Was named Indy's Defensive Player-of-the-Year, making seven errors in 359 total chances between second base and shortstop...Was recalled by Pittsburgh a third and final time on 9/2 and went 3-for-27 (.111) in 15 games (eight starts at shortstop)...Tripled and scored a run on 9/5 at San Francisco...Swiped lone base on 9/6 at San Francisco...Was used as a pinch runner six times by the Bucs after being recalled in September...Made last start on 9/25 at Milwaukee. 2007 Spent entire season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Led club in hits, runs and stolen bases...Was named to International League mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Shared league lead in triples...Also ranked fourth in runs scored and tied for fourth in stolen bases...Led league shortstops in games (113), assists (327), double plays (80) and total chances (485)...Made 113 appearances at shortstop and 16 at second base...Batted .317 against left-handed pitchers and .259 against righthanders...Began season with a 10-game hitting streak (14-for-36, .389)...Had first of two four-hit games on 4/11 vs. Toledo...Hit safely in 17 of his 20 games played in April, going 23-for-70 (.329) with 10 RBI...Hit first Triple-A home run on 4/30 at Ottawa...Produced 12-game hitting streak from 4/22 thru 5/5 (15-for-41, .366)...Had second four-hit game on 5/14 vs. Ottawa...Made first professional appearance at second base on 5/16 at Syracuse (had made 349 consecutive appearances at shortstop to begin his career)...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/3-4...Had two triples on 6/6 vs. Rochester...Ranked second in all of Triple-A baseball and led International League with 11 stolen bases in June...Hit safely in 12 straight games from 6/15 thru 7/6 (15-for-43, .349)...Went 1-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases in mid-season All-Star Game...Hit grand slam and tallied season-high four RBI on 7/15 at Rochester; the grand slam was his last homer of the season...Was a member of Team USA squad which captured the Gold medal at the IBAF World Cup in Taiwan in November; went 4-for-25 with a double and five walks in nine games. 2006 Hit .302 with 29 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 52 RBI in 133 games between Single-A Lynchburg and Double-A Altoona...Ranked fifth among all Pittsburgh farmhands in batting and second in games played behind Andrew McCutchen (134)...Was named to the Carolina League mid-season and post-season All-Star team...Established minor league career highs in games, runs, hits, doubles and RBI...Hit first home run while going 4-for-6 on 5/9 at Wilmington...Went 9-for-16 (.563) over four-game stretch from 5/9-13...Was part of Pittsburgh's roster in annual Hall of Fame Game vs. Cincinnati in Cooperstown, NY, on 5/15...Batted .436 (17-for-39) during 10-game hitting streak from 5/23 thru 6/2...Hit a pair of home runs on 6/5 at Myrtle Beach...Started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the Carolina League/California League All-Star Game on 6/27 in Salem, VA...Was fourth in the Carolina League in batting when he was promoted to Altoona on 7/3...Hit first Double-A home run in second game with the Curve on 6/30 vs. Akron...Knocked in the game-winning run in the 10th inning of the Curve's 1-0 win on 7/2 vs. Akron...Hit .357 (30-for-84) during a 21-game stretch from 8/1-22 and recorded separate hitting streaks of 10 games and nine games during the stretch...Went 4-for-5 on 8/29 vs. Akron...Hit .353 (41-for-116) in 30 games during the month of August to raise his average from .245 to .303...Went 5-for-20 with an RBI in five Eastern League playoff games...Hit .304 (17-for-56) with four doubles and four RBI while playing for Honolulu in the Hawaiian Winter League. 2005 Spent entire season with Hickory (A)...Led club in games played...Led South Atlantic League shortstops in games (126) and assists (407)...Established minor league career highs in home runs and stolen bases...Went homerless in first 61 games before hitting three long balls in a six-game span from 6/21-26...Hit safely in 21 of his 22 games from 6/9 thru 7/6 and in a season-high 14 straight games from 6/18 to 7/6 (20-for-54, .370)...Posted a .348 average (31-for-89) in June...Hit two home runs and tallied season-high four hits on 8/6 vs. Delmarva...Batted .462 (18-for-39) during a nine-game hitting streak from 8/6-15...Produced a .328 batting average in final 30 games, going 41-for-125 with five home runs and 19 RBI. 2004 Signed with Pittsburgh on 6/30/04 after being selected in second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft (52nd player chosen overall)...Led Williamsport in hits and runs scored during first professional season...Made pro debut on 7/1 vs. Staten Island and went 2-for-4 with a stolen base...Hit .317 (20-for-63) during 13-game hitting streak between 7/14-29 and .301 in 24 games during the month of July...Reached base safely in 48 of his 59 games.