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Full Name: Benjamin Isaac Broussard Primary Position: 1B
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/220 First Game: June 22, 2002
Birthdate: September 24, 1976 MLB Experience: 5 years
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Ben Broussard (Benjamin Isaac Broussard) was born on September 24, 1976 in Beaumont, Texas. He made his Major League debut on June 22, 2002 for the Cleveland Indians. In 2003, his rookie year, he hit .249 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI. Broussard played for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners over the course of his 5 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Ben Broussard's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2005, when he slugged 19 home runs and knocked in 68 runs. However, others believe that it was 2004, when he slugged 17 home runs, hit for a .275 average and knocked in 82 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2002 CLE A 39 112 10 27 4 9 .241 .292 .384 4 0 7 25 1 0 0 1 3
2003 CLE A 116 386 53 96 16 55 .249 .312 .443 21 3 32 75 5 3 5 2 6
2004 CLE A 139 418 57 115 17 82 .275 .370 .488 28 5 52 95 12 1 4 3 7
2005 CLE A 142 466 59 119 19 68 .255 .307 .464 30 5 32 98 4 0 2 5 4
2006 SEA A 56 164 17 39 8 17 .238 .282 .427 7 0 9 45 2 0 2 2 3
2006 CLE A 88 268 44 86 13 46 .321 .361 .519 14 0 17 58 1 0 0 1 5
2006 TOT A 144 432 61 125 21 63 .289 .331 .484 21 0 26 103 3 0 2 3 8
2007 SEA A 99 240 27 66 7 29 .275 .330 .404 10 0 17 50 4 0 2 2 7
Total 679 2054 267 548 84 306 .267 .328 .458 114 13 166 446 29 4 15 16 35

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2002 CLE A 1B 4 3 28.2 27 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 CLE A OF 32 29 228.2 47 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
2002 CLE A DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 CLE A LF 32 29 228.2 47 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
2003 CLE A 1B 114 101 925 957 63 9 85 0 0 0 0 0 .991
2004 CLE A 1B 133 107 1019.1 991 77 6 108 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2005 CLE A 1B 138 112 1050.2 1082 60 9 112 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2005 CLE A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 SEA A DH 45 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2006 SEA A 1B 10 9 72 74 8 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 .976
2006 CLE A 1B 80 60 569.2 578 51 7 58 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2006 TOT A 1B 90 69 641.2 652 59 9 70 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2007 SEA A OF 22 18 149 35 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SEA A RF 12 10 82 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SEA A LF 10 8 67 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 SEA A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 1B 479 392 3665.1 3709 260 33 377 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total OF 54 47 377.2 82 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
Total DH 52 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total LF 42 37 295.2 61 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
Total RF 12 10 82 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1999 - signed June 2, 1999).
  • Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Russ Branyan (June 7, 2002).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians with cash to Seattle Mariners in exchange for Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later (July 26, 2006); Cleveland Indians received Shawn Nottingham (August 24, 2006).

Trivia

  • Broussard played baseball at McNeese State University, where he was also a nursing major. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1999.
  • In 2002, Broussard was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Russell Branyan. During his tenure in Cleveland, Broussard was in a platoon situation, due to his extreme lefty-righty splits.
  • In 2005, Broussard released an album of his original songs. See http://benbroussard.com
  • Broussard was traded to the Seattle Mariners in July 2006 for Shin-Soo Choo and a player-to-be-named later. (This gave the Mariners both halves of the Indians' Opening Day first base platoon of Broussard and Eduardo Perez.)
  • Seattle has been looking for the right spot to use Broussard since acquiring him, using him as a designated hitter, first baseman, and occasional outfielder.
  • Wears uniform number 23


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