Brett Lawrie settling in at 2nd base
Former catcher has fresh legs, less pain playing for Brewers' farm team
Brett Lawrie, the highest-drafted Canadian position player taken 16th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008, has found a home at second base.
The Langley, B.C., native is convinced that is where his future lies after longing to break into the major leagues as a catcher, a position he held with the junior national team.
"I'm pretty comfortable there," Lawrie, a member of the Brewers' single-A affiliate in Wisconsin, told The Canadian Press. "I think that's where I'm going to be sticking.
"I caught a little bit here and there, kind of like a trial and error, but second base is a good fit right now. It keeps my legs fresh and it doesn't leave me sore when I get to the park every day."
The 19-year-old Lawrie is hitting .260 with nine home runs, 45 runs batted in and a team-leading 15 stolen bases in 77 games this season with the Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League.
With files from The Associated Press