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This Brett Lawrie Guy is Pretty Darn Good

Posted: 09/20/11 12:41 PM ET

When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Brett Lawrie from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Shaun Marcum, most people were aware of how special of a player Lawrie would be. The only question was when he'd be able to illustrate his special talents at the Major League level. On August 5, 2011, that question was answered; Lawrie was recalled.

In just 38 games (149 plate appearances), Lawrie has surpassed his lofty expectations. The third baseman has posted a .303/.378/.629 line with 9 home runs, 23 RBI, 23 runs, and 7 stolen bases. While Lawrie's bat always impressed in the minors, his sensational 14.3 UZR/150 in the field has solidified his "completeness."... click here to read the rest of this article.

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