Brian Scott Stavisky
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 210 lb.
- School University of Notre Dame
- High School Port Allegany High School
As a senior in high school, Brian Stavisky hit .562 and drove in 54 runs in 73 AB. He made the Baseball America High School All-America second team at first base. Drafted in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft by the Montréal Expos, he did not sign, instead opting to go to Notre Dame. In his freshman year of college, he batted .298/.351/.569. His five triples tied for the Big East Conference lead and he was possibly as high as second in homers (14). As a sophomore in 2001, Stavisky batted .386/.467/.657, fifth in the Big East in average and leading with 66 RBI. The Chicago Cubs picked him in the 33th round of the 2001 amateur draft but he did not sign.
In his junior year of college, Brian batted .394/.451/.658, was third in the Big East in average and tied for the lead again with five triples. In the Moneyball draft, he was picked in the sixth round by the Oakland Athletics. He was signed by scout Rich Sparks and assigned to the Vancouver Canadians, beginning his pro career with a .294/.407/.441 line. Baseball America rated him the 18th-best prospect in the Northwest League. In 2003, Stavisky had a .266/.296/.393 year for the Kane County Cougars, being used mainly at DH. He made the Midwest League All-Star team as one of two DHes picked, along with slugging leader Jayson Drobiak.
In 2004, Brian hit .343/.413/.550 for the Modesto Athletics with 39 doubles, 19 homers and 108 runs. He then went 20 for 40 in the postseason to help Modesto to the California League title. He made the league All-Star team as an outfielder, was picked as the Cal League MVP and led the circuit in average, runs and total bases (282) while finishing two behind leader Issac Garcia in doubles. He did not make Baseball America's list of the league's top 20 prospects.
For the 2005 Midland RockHounds, Stavisky put up a .316/.398/.475 line with 36 doubles and 88 RBI. Outshined by outfield mate Andre Ethier, Stavisky still was 4th in the Texas League in average and tied Mark Saccomanno for the most doubles. He also led in most double-play grounders (23).
Primary Sources: 2000-2006 Baseball Almanacs