• Full name Brett James Vertigan
  • Born 08/21/1990 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School UC Santa Barbara
  • Drafted in the 10th round (319th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2012 (signed for $125,000).
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    The catalyst for UC Santa Barbara's lineup, Vertigan hit .381/.454/.530 with 17 steals this spring. Undersized at 5-foot-9, 175 pounds, he endears himself to scouts with his high energy level and toughness, and his speed rates as a 60 or 65 on the 20-80 scale. His instincts play on the basepaths and in center field. His arm is fringe-average. The lefthanded-hitting Vertigan has an advanced approach, and he knows his game: putting the bat on the ball, bunting, working the middle of the field and poking the ball through the left side. His power will never be a factor, but he is strong enough to shoot balls into the gaps, explaining his nine triples and 14 doubles. Vertigan profiles as a scrapper in the Brett Butler mold.

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