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raidersfan86
04-13-2007, 11:13 PM
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Russell Oles Branyan (b. December 19, 1975 in Warner Robins, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball player currently with the San Diego Padres. He throws right, bats left, and primarily plays at third base. Russell does not typically hit for a high batting average. However, he compensates by drawing more walks and hitting more home runs than the average player. In fact, he has tremendous power and could hit over 30 homers in a full season, but his inconsistencies have cost him starting jobs. However, the Padres plan to start Branyan for the 2007 season. Branyan has been given the nickname 3TO, which stands for three true outcomes, by some groups of fans for his propensity to either draw a walk, strikeout, or hit a home run.

Branyan rose up through the Cleveland Indians farm system. His major league debut was with the Indians on September 26, 1998, against the Minnesota Twins. He has also played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves (as a Spring Training roster invite), the Milwaukee Brewers], and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

In January of 2006 Branyan was placed on waivers by the Brewers. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a minor league contract before the 2006 season. He attended 2006 Spring Training and then sent to Durham Bulls (AAA). Not 24 hours in Durham, he was called back to Tampa due to another player's injury. With the Devil Rays, he's mostly played right field instead of third base, his traditional fielding position. He struggled in the beginning of 2006 but his defense has been solid in the outfield. On August 24, 2006, Branyan was traded to the Padres for minor league pitchers Evan Meek and Dale Thayer.

Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG *OPS+ TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
1998 22 CLE AL 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 23 CLE AL 11 38 4 8 2 0 1 6 0 0 3 19 .211 .286 .342 58 13 0 0 0 1 0
2000 24 CLE AL 67 193 32 46 7 2 16 38 0 0 22 76 .238 .327 .544 114 105 0 1 1 4 2
2001 25 CLE AL 113 315 48 73 16 2 20 54 1 1 38 132 .232 .316 .486 107 153 0 5 1 3 2
2002 26 TOT 134 378 50 86 13 1 24 56 4 3 51 151 .228 .320 .458 98 173 0 4 3 2 5
CLE AL 50 161 16 33 4 0 8 17 1 2 17 65 .205 .278 .379 71 61 0 2 0 0 3
CIN NL 84 217 34 53 9 1 16 39 3 1 34 86 .244 .349 .516 118 112 0 2 3 2 2
2003 27 CIN NL 74 176 22 38 12 0 9 26 0 0 27 69 .216 .322 .438 96 77 0 1 0 1 1
2004 28 MIL NL 51 158 21 37 11 1 11 27 1 0 20 68 .234 .324 .525 120 83 0 2 0 2 1
2005 29 MIL NL 85 202 23 52 11 0 12 31 1 0 39 80 .257 .378 .490 126 99 1 0 10 0 3
2006 30 TOT 91 241 37 55 11 0 18 36 2 0 34 89 .228 .327 .498 110 120 1 3 1 3 1
TBD AL 64 169 23 34 10 0 12 27 2 0 19 62 .201 .286 .473 91 80 1 2 0 2 1
SDP NL 27 72 14 21 1 0 6 9 0 0 15 27 .292 .416 .556 154 40 0 1 1 1 0
2007 31 SDP NL 6 11 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 .364 .417 .727 218 8 0 0 0 0 0
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
10 Seasons 633 1716 239 399 84 6 112 276 9 4 235 688 .233 .328 .484 108 831 2 16 16 16 15

DraftMasterG
04-13-2007, 11:19 PM
He sparked an amazing 12 run comeback in the 9th inning with 2 outs he should get a purple heart for his efforts.

Windy
04-13-2007, 11:20 PM
what the **** are you doing?

DraftMasterG
04-13-2007, 11:21 PM
what the **** are you doing?

Hey thats inappropriate chill out big boy.

raidersfan86
04-13-2007, 11:21 PM
sorry........:)

RaiderNation
04-13-2007, 11:24 PM
stop making these forums

DraftMasterG
04-13-2007, 11:26 PM
stop making these forums

U just want free posts you are the real nazi in all of this.

Yung Flippa
04-13-2007, 11:45 PM
omg again wrong forum