Scooter Gennett, Second Base, Cincinnati Reds


Date of Birth: 5/1/1990
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Scooter Gennett, second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, was first drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school in 2009. He started in the minor leagues in 2010 and in three and a half years in the minors, he batted .297. He joined the Brewers in 2013 for 69 games.

Gennett hit his first major league grand slam on June 25, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 127 hits, 31 doubles, 54 RBIs, 67 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a .289 batting average. Defensively, as a second baseman, he made 268 assists, 61 double plays, 201 putouts, and 9 errors in 119 games.

In 2015, Gennett played in 114 games with the Brewers. He finished the season with 99 hits, 18 doubles, and a .264 batting average. As a second baseman, he made 273 asssists, 71 double plays, 176 putouts, and 7 errors in 108 games.

Gennett finished the 2016 season with 131 hits, 30 doubles, 14 home runs, 56 RBIs, and a .263 batting average in 136 games. Defensively, as the Brewers' second baseman in 127 games, he made 344 assists, 73 double plays, 206 putouts, and 14 errors.

The Reds claimed Gennett off waivers on March 28, 2017.

Career batting statistics for Gennett through 2016 include:

  • 456 games played
  • 426 hits
  • 90 doubles
  • 160 RBIs
  • 291 strikeouts to 82 walks
  • .279 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Gennett at second base through 2016 include:

  • 413 games played
  • 1,031 assists
  • 244 double plays
  • 696 putouts
  • 35 errors
  • .980 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Scooter Gennett
ESPN - Scooter Gennett