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Craig Walter Brazell

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Craig Brazell was drafted by the New York Mets in the 5th round of the 1998 amateur draft, He was signed by scout Bob Rossi and made his pro debut that summer.

Brazell hit a total of 39 home runs to lead the affiliated minors in 2007; 7 for class AA Wichita Wranglers and 32 for class AAA Omaha Royals. For the year (in the minors), he batted .315, slugged .601 and drove in 91 runs. He was named the Topps Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for May 2007. Craig was recalled to the Major Leagues on September 3, 2007 by the Kansas City Royals. For his leading the affiliated minors in homers, he won the Round-Tripper Award, which included a check for $7,800 - $200 per homer. He also got the Joe Bauman trophy.

Brazell was signed by the Seibu Lions in December of 2007, inking a one-year deal. It was hoped that he would fill the gap left by departing slugger Alex Cabrera.

His father, Ted Brazell, played and managed in the Detroit Tigers minor league system from 1970 to 1983.

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