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Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun
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Vital Statistics:

Born: November 17, 1983

Hometown: Mission Hills, Calif.

Height: 6-2

Weight: 200

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Family: Single

Primary position: Third base

Before The Bigs:

  • Named first-team freshman All-American in 2003 at the University of Miami and was named national Freshman of the Year. He hit .364 with 17 home runs in 242 at-bats.
  • Selected in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2005 draft.
  • Hit .313 with 42 home runs in 768 minor-league at-bats spanning three seasons. Began the 2007 season at Triple-A Nashville, hitting 10 home runs in 117 at-bats before being called up to Milwaukee.

Career Highlights:

  • Was selected NL Rookie of the Month for June and July in 2007.
  • His .634 slugging percentage was an all-time rookie record, breaking the .618 mark set by Mark McGwire in 1987. He hit .324 with 34 home runs and 97 RBI in 142 games.
  • Led the National League in slugging percentage as a rookie and was named Rookie of the Year in the National League, edging Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki.
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