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Brett Lawrie
Birthdate: 1/18/1990 (27 y, 2 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/225     Position: 2B/3B
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 16, Overall: 16, Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: $3.5M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Lawrie (leg) was released by the White Sox on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. (3/3/2017)
Injury: Leg, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In any other year, Lawrie's 20-homer, 12-steal full-season pace would have been better than merely okay at second base, and it would have certainly been a lot better had it not come with a .240 batting average. Alas, the keystone runs deep these days. And I'm haphazardly wielding "full-season pace" as if Lawrie has averaged more than 450 plate appearances each of the last five years, which he hasn't. Rather than struggling to retain his grip on a starting job, the White Sox did him one better and released him, opening the door for sneaky power-speed threat Tyler Saladino to run with the job before Yoan Moncada is polished enough to seize it. Wherever Lawrie latches on, his robust injury history and other legitimate threats to his playing time make it difficult, let alone incredibly unwise, to expect him to generate fantasy value that could be characterized as anything other than mediocre. Even Eno Sarris has ripped off the bandage . If you love someone, set him free. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Lawrie could maybe put together a 20/10/.250 season if he weren't the most delicate super-jacked dude on Earth, but he is, so he won't. Even at second base, he is a long shot at anything but [insert league here]-only value, and an even longer shot depending which team snatches him off waivers or signs him.

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