Brosseau owns a .174 average, .261 slugging percentage and 36.7 percent strikeout rate over the last 10 games.
The 27-year-old has simply been unable to get anything going at the plate this season, with a career-high 36.8 percent strikeout rate and unusually low .242 BABIP both playing major roles in his struggles. Part of the reason for the latter figure also appears to be Brosseau's doing, however; he's experienced nearly a 12.0 percent drop in hard contact from last season, going from 2020's 46.4 percent to a middling 34.8 percent across 125 plate appearances in 2021.
Brosseau entered Monday's extra-innings win over the Blue Jays as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the fourth inning and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run.
Brosseau's season slash line still stands at an abysmal .170/.231/.340, but bad as those numbers are, they're actually on the rise. The 27-year-old has hit .250 (4-for-16) with Monday's double, a home run, four RBI, two walks and two runs over the last six games. However, in a tangible reminder of his struggles this season, he's also struck out eight times during that span.
Brosseau is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau drew starts in the infield in each of the first three games of the series, when Toronto trotted out left-handed starting pitchers for each contest. With a righty (Trent Thornton) on the bump for Monday's series finale, the righty-hitting Brosseau will return to his familiar bench role. Expect Brosseau, who is slashing .167/.231/.333 on the season, to stick in a short-side platoon role while he remains on the active roster.
Brosseau went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in Sunday's win over the Athletics.
Brosseau gave the Rays the game-winning fourth run with a solo home run off Cole Irvin in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old has been struggling at the plate of late, and the home run came at an ideal time seeing as how he was 2-for-14 in his past five games leading up to Sunday.
Brosseau went 1-for-5 with a two-run single and a run in a win over the Angels on Monday.
Brosseau's timely third-inning knock opened the scoring on the night. However, it also bears noting that three of the four outs Brosseau made came via strikeout -- a pervasive problem for him. The 27-year-old struck out at a 31.6 percent clip over 98 plate appearances in 2020, and Monday's trio of punchouts pushed this season's figure to 30.3 percent.
Brosseau will start at first base and bat sixth Thursday against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He'll be filling in for Yandy Diaz, who gets a breather after starting the past seven games. Brosseau is making his sixth start in seven contests, but Thursday's will be his first against a right-handed starting pitcher (Chris Bassitt). Despite the uptick in opportunities of late, Brosseau still appears to be stuck in a short-side platoon role.
Brosseau went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Brosseau tied the game at three with a two-run home run off Robbie Ray in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old has been struggling at the plate as of late, with the home run being his only hit in his last four games. He has also struck out eight times during that stretch. He is slashing .214/.283/.429 in 46 plate appearances.
Brosseau went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run scored in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Rangers.
Thursday marked Brosseau's first home run and his first multi-hit game of the season. He doesn't play every day, but his position versatility earns him occasional starts. The 27-year-old has at least one hit in each of the four games he's started in this season. Brosseau has been productive in the limited opportunities he's received so far.
Brosseau, who went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run in an extra-inning loss to the Yankees on Sunday, has hit safely in four the five games he's appeared in.
The versatile Brosseau has already logged time at first base, second base and both corner outfield spots, and he's making his usual solid contributions at the plate as well over an early small sample of 15 plate appearances. Brosseau's reliable bat and defense should continue to afford him regular playing time as the season unfolds.
Brosseau, who Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports was forced from Tuesday's game against the Orioles after being hit in the back, went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Brosseau's multi-hit effort Wednesday pushed his spring average to .300 and his RBI tally to five across nine Grapefruit League contests. The 27-year-old's prowess with the bat solidifies his Opening Day roster spot as a utility option who should see regular playing time thanks to the defensive versatility he displays alongside his impressive offensive skills.
Brosseau went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
The valued utility man is now hitting .333 (2-for-6) across three Grapefruit League contests, with both hits leaving the park. Following an impressive four-season, five-stop minor-league career, Brosseau has proven more than capable of handling major-league pitching with consistent success, posting a .284/.343/.500 line with 24 extra-base hits (12 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs) and 28 RBI across his first 240 plate appearances in Tampa Bay. With his ability to fill in all across the infield, left field and designated hitter, Brosseau should be able to carve out consistent playing time throughout the 2021 season.
Brosseau will get increased reps at shortstop during spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau could begin the season in a depth role and work mainly against left-handed pitchers, but his increased defensive versatility could give him more opportunities to enter games as a pinch hitter or defensive substitution. The utility player appeared in 37 games for the Rays last year, posting a .936 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Brosseau (oblique) will bat sixth and play third base Friday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
An oblique issue has kept Brosseau on the shelf since Saturday. Despite primarily being an option against lefties this season, he'll start Friday even with righty Vince Velasquez on the hill for Philadelphia.
Brosseau is dealing with some oblique tightness but is available off the bench Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday the 26-year-old was "a little banged up," and he hasn't seen the field since Saturday. The oblique issue doesn't appear to be a serious concern since Brosseau is available off the bench.
Manager Kevin Cash said Brosseau is "a little banged up" and is receiving the day off Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear when the issue first cropped up as Brosseau started the past three games and went 2-for-9 with two walks and one stolen base. He doesn't appear to have a serious injury, so the 26-year-old should return to his regular role within a couple days.
Brosseau went 0-for-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a run during win over the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday.
Brosseau and Nate Lowe were both in the lineup for the nightcap of the twin bill, with the former drawing the start at the keystone and Lowe handling first-base duties. Brosseau made the most of a hitless performance from a fantasy perspective, and he retains an impressive .314/.388/.600 line that, combined with his defensive versatility and hamstring injuries to both Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz, is affording him semi-regular playing time of late.
Brosseau, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, is projected to handle most first base duties against left-handed pitching for the rest of the season in the wake of Ji-Man Choi's (hamstring) placement on the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Brosseau is already enjoying an excellent season with the bat, slashing .317/.371/.635 across 70 plate appearances. It appears he'll have a chance to now see at least a slight boost in playing time in light of Choi's projected absence the rest of the season, although he'll be sharing duties with Nate Lowe.
Brosseau went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Yankees.
Brosseau capped off a big first inning for the Rays, slugging a two-run home run to put the team up 4-0. He followed that up with a solo shot in the fourth inning, collecting his fifth homer of the campaign. Brosseau is limited to getting at-bats mostly against left-handed pitching, but he has hit well when given the chance as he's now hitting .327/.379/.692 across 58 plate appearances.
Brosseau entered Wednesday's win over the Yankees as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning and delivered a go-ahead RBI single in his only at-bat.
Brosseau's clutch hit plated Brandon Lowe to snap a 2-2 tie and give the Rays a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 26-year-old is enjoying a highly successful tenure at the big-league level since snagging a roster spot coming out of summer camp, as he's now slashing .387/.441/.774 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI across his first 34 plate appearances over 17 games.
Brosseau went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Red Sox.
Getting the start at second base and hitting leadoff with southpaw Martin Perez on the mound for Boston, Brosseau immediately rewarded manager Kevin Cash's decision with a leadoff homer. The 26-year-old has been impressive in his platoon role to begin the season, going 9-for-24 (.375) with six of the hits going for extra bases (three doubles, three home runs) plus five RBI. His inconsistent playing time limits his fantasy value to DFS formats and leagues with daily moves, but Brosseau is making an impact when he is in the lineup.
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