Brett Cumberland Adapts Quickly To Pro Routine

Braves Organization Report

The Braves knew Brett Cumberland needed to hone his skills behind the plate upon drafting the switch-hitter as a supplemental second-round pick in 2016, when he was a draft-eligible sophomore at California.

The 22-year-old has in many ways exceeded expectations in his full-season debut in 2017. Cumberland began the year at low Class A Rome and continued to hit at high Class A Florida following a June promotion, batting a combined .269/.408/.462 with 11 home runs in 102 games.

That performance comes on the heels of an impressive stint at Cal, where Cumberland won Pacific-12 Conference player-of-the-year honors in 2016.

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