Brad begins his first season with Chicago after signing a minor league deal with an invite to major league Spring Training ...
owns a .269 batting average (1,307-for-4,853) with 312 doubles, 181 home runs and 793 RBI in 1,328 minor league games
covering 12 seasons with the Milwaukee (2001-08), Seattle (2009-10) and Texas (2011-12) organizations. ...Played 28 major league games with Milwaukee spanning the 2008-09
seasons ... hit .071 (2-for-28) with two doubles and three walks.
...Has four-career 20 homer seasons in the minors (2002, 2007, 2011
...Hit 24 home runs in both 2011 and 2012 with Triple-A Round Rock in
...Was named Milwaukee's 2002 Minor League of the Player after batting
.289 (150-for-519) with 20 home runs and 116 RBI in 132 games.
...Entered the 2003 campaign as the top prospect in Milwaukee's organization according to Baseball America.
...Drafted by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2001 MLB draft after
graduating from Bishop Garrigan (Iowa) High School.2012In his second season with Triple-A Round Rock, Brad batted .279 (140-for-502) with 31 doubles, a career-high tying 24 home
runs and 81 RBI in 132 games. ...Led Round Rock in doubles, home runs, RBI and total bases (245).
...Was second in the Pacific Coast League in total bases, fourth with 56
extra-base hits and fifth with 70 walks.
...Recorded his first career back-to-back 20-plus homer campaign (24 in
...Registered a season-high 11-game hitting streak, April 23-May 4 ... hit
.413 (19-for-46) with three doubles, a home run and six RBI.
...Went 3-for-6 with a home run and a season-high six RBI, May 27 at
...Produced 12 RBI during a five-game stretch, May 25-29.
...Logged a .305 batting average (106-for-348) with 20 home runs and
64 RBI against right-handed pitchers compared to a .221 mark (34-for-
154) against southpaws.
...Hit .296 (32-for-108) with eight doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI in
27 May games.2011After signing a minor league contract with Texas in the offseason, Brad went on to hit .281 (130-for-463) with 28
doubles, 24 home runs and 83 RBI in 121 contests with Triple-A Round Rock. ...Ranked among team leaders in RBI (second), walks (second, 60),
home runs (tied for second) and doubles (fourth).
...His 83 RBI were the most since recording 116 in 2002.
...Recorded a season-best 12 game hitting streak, August 4-19 ... batted
.468 (22-for-47) with 15 runs, five doubles, five home runs and 16 RBI.
...Named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for August 15-21.
...Logged a .330 batting average (33-for-100) with six home runs and 23
RBI in 26 August contests.
...Hit .304 (58-for-191) in the second half of the season compared to a
.265 clip (72-for-272) in the first half.2010Spent the entire campaign with Triple-A Tacoma, batting .259 (106-for-409) with 26 doubles, 17 home runs and 60 RBI
in 114 games ... was his second and final season in Seattle's farm system.
...Logged a .286 batting average (85-for-297) against right-handed pitchers compared to a .188 average (21-for-112) against southpaws.
...Recorded his lone multi-home run game of the campaign, August 29 vs. Portland.
...Placed on Tacoma's seven-day disabled list from April 15-26 due to a right calf strain.2009Made Opening Day roster for the Brewers...went hitless in 21 at-bats, mainly as
a pinch-hitter...out-righted off 40-man roster on May 13 and signed with Seattle as a
minor league free agent on May 21...appeared in 78 games for Tacoma (AAA)...made 20
starts at first base and 21 in the outfield...recorded 8 RBI in first 6 games with Rainiers...
homered in 3 consecutive games, July 2-4 and July 24-26...hit 12 of 15 home runs over
final 50 games (3 in first 28)...played in 4 PCL playoff games (.214/3x14).2008Batted .286 with
18 HR, 78 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 132 games at Nashville...T5th in the Pacific Coast
League in doubles (36)...led the Sounds in runs (78), hits (136), doubles (36), RBI (78)
and walks (73)...recalled by the Brewers on Sept. 1 and made MLB debut that night as a
pinch-hitter vs. New York (NL)...recorded pinch-hit double Sept. 2 vs. NYM for first ML hit
(off Luis Ayala)...played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.2007Batted .263 with 20 HR and 65 RBI in 116 games at
Nashville...played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.2006Batted .248 with 9 HR and 56 RBI in 120 games between Nashville and Huntsville.2005Began the season at Triple-A Nashville of the Pacific Coast League, was sent to Double-A Huntsville in late June, but returned to Nashville to help the Sounds earn a PCL championship...Hit .311 in April with 11 RBI...Played five games at first base, 55 games at left field, 13 at right field, three games as a designated hitter and made seven pinch-hit appearances for the Sounds...Plated three runs three times with the Sounds, May 25, May 27 and June 27...Joined Huntsville on June 30 and went 4-4 with a
homer and three RBI...Plated three runs in back-to-back games, July 6 & 7 against Birmingham...Hit .311 with two homers and 19 RBI in August for the Stars.2004Spent his first full season at Double A Huntsville ... had a breakout year obtaining career-highs in games played
(137), home runs (19), stolen bases (11), and walks (47) ... had a career-high six RBI and first multi-homer game since June 5, 2002 April 18 at Montegomery ... went 3-5 with one home run, two doubles, three RBI, and three
runs scored May 22 vs. Jacksonville ... concluded May batting .313 with five home runs, 13 doubles, 35 hits, and
21 runs scored ... was named to the Southern League's Western Division All-Star Team June 30 ... was batting
.279 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI ... won the Southern League's pre-game All-Star Home Run Derby ... homered
in back-to-back games four times, April 10 - 11, May 14 - 15, June 25 - 26, August 9 - 10 ... stole a careerhigh
two bases July 2 vs. Mobile . . . had two three-RBI games back-to-back August 9 - 10 ... was one of four
outfielders named to the League's Year-End All-Star Team ... named Southern League All-Star by Baseball
America.2003Split the season between Class A High Desert and Double A Huntsville ... started off with a seven-game hit
streak April 3 - 10 batting .419 (13-31) with five runs scored ... equaled a career-high four hits April 5 at Lake
Elsinore ... was on the disabled list from April 18-June 15 with a broken right hamate bone ... had three multihit
games in a row June 15 - 17 ... knocked in a season-high four RBI July 2 vs. Inland Empire ... optioned to
Huntsville (AA) July 24 ... went 3-5 with three doubles August 23.2002Split the season between Class A Beloit and High Desert ... led the Minor Leagues with 116 RBI ... began
the season at Class A Beloit ... led the Minor Leagues with 116 RBI ... finished the year ranked second in the
Midwest League with 99 RBI, third in doubles (38) and extra base hits (57), and fourth in slugging percentage (.520)
... recorded 41 multi-hit games, the most of his professional career ... had at least one RBI in five consecutive
games April 18 - 25 ... knocked in a season-high five RBI May 9 going 3-4 with a home run ... had a seven-game
hit-streak May 9 - 17 where he tallied 16 RBI, cranked three home runs, and batted .406 (13-32) ... equaled a
season-high five RBI and tied a career-high four hits in his first multi-homer game of his career May 16 vs. Kane
County ... strung together a career-high 10-game hit-streak May 29 - June 7 where he batted .375 (15-40) and
scored 10 runs ... homered in back-to-back games May 29 - 30 at Lancaster ... concluded May batting .323 with
eight home runs and 40 RBI, more than doubling his RBI total in any other month ... recorded second multi-homer
game of the season and his career June 5 at Quad Cities ... equaled a season-high five RBI June 11 vs. South
Bend ... knocked in a total of eight RBI in four consecutive games July 15 - 19 ... optioned to Class A High Desert
August 1 ... collected three hits in first game with High Desert August 2 vs. Modesto ... compiled 10 straight games where he scored at least one run August 4 - 15, including a career-high four runs August 13 vs. Visalia ... put together a season-high eight-game hit-streak August 7 - 16.2001Signed by Harvey Kuenn, Jr. ... split the season between Rookie Arizona and Helena ... began his first
professional season with an eight-game hit-streak July 30 - August 7 ... recorded three multi-hit games in a row
during the streak August 4 - 6 batting .545 (6-11) with four doubles and four RBI ... recorded another string of
three multi-hit games in a row August 11 - 14 batting .500 (6-12) ... optioned to Rookie Helena August 20 ... concluded the year batting .262 with 10 RBI in 13 games with Helena.