One of the more exciting minor league players in the Miami Marlins organization this season was middle infielder Bryson Brigman. In what was his second full minor league season in the Marlins organization, Brigman enjoyed what was arguably a breakout 2021 campaign that has the 26-year-old on the verge of his first potential big league call-up.
Miami Marlins 2021 Season Review: SS Bryson Brigman
Spending all of the 2021 season with Triple-A Jacksonville, Brigman got-off to a solid start to the campaign slashing .264/.350/.340 across 17 games during the month of May. Ending the month by collecting a hit in five of his last six games, Brigman would enter the month of June swinging a hot-bat, and that success would continue in a big-way for the 26-year-old.
Collecting a hit in 18 of his 21 games during June, Brigman batted an impressive .349 for the month with 30 total hits across 86 at-bats, 12 of which went for extra-bases. Brigman’s month of June also included a phenomenal stretch from June 6-17 in which he collected 18 hits across nine games.
The versatile infielder would enjoy similar success in July where he slashed a combined .340/.403/.453 for the month collecting 36 hits across 27 games. Also adding 11 multi-hit games during July, Brigman had a few notable performances at the plate during the month, headlined by a five-for-five showing on July 3rd against Memphis.
Enjoying a strong month of August and September as well, Brigman’s 2021 campaign was certainly one of the best among any Marlins player in the minor leagues this season.
For the year, Brigman slashed a combined .282/.361/.399 with the Jumbo Shrimp with a career-high five home runs, 33 RBI’s, and 10 stolen bases while also splitting time defensively between shortstop and second base. Posting a .760 OPS, Brigman also added 106 total hits across 376 at-bats with 54 runs scored, 19 doubles, and five triples, as well as drawing 46 walks compared to 68 strikeouts.
A former third round pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 2016 MLB Draft, Brigman enjoyed an impressive 2021 season in what was his first ever action at the Triple-A level. You could’ve certainly made the argument that Brigman should’ve made his MLB debut this season with the Marlins – Will that happen in 2022?