Brandon Drury is basically an unknown 18-year-old third baseman that is starting to show some good signs down in the minor leagues.
Last season, after being drafted in the 13th round, Drury hit just .198 in 207 at-bats, with just 11 total extra base hits. Three of those hits were homers.
Things have turned around for Drury to say the least. In 43 games this season, Drury has hit .330 with seven homers and 38 RBI. He’s also slugged .525 and has stolen three bases.
One of the bigger problems of his game so far has been a lack of patience. He’s only walked three times all season, so his .348 OBP is based almost completely off of his average (again it was .330).
He doesn’t strikeout very much though, as he’s only done so 27 times in 179 at-bats. That’s a good sign to build off, especially considering his young age.
So, it appears the 6’2”, 190-pounder has some tools to build on. As he matures, Drury should build some more power as his frame fills out. That lack of patience at the plate will have to improve before he becomes a big-time prospect and I expect that it will.
As a 13th rounder, the chances were all against Drury to even be this successful, but he now looks like he may in fact be a major league-prospect, but he will have to continue working on his game to become truly successful.