Former Top Prospect Signs In Japan

Headed overseas.

Outfielder Lewis Brinson has signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Brinson was once considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball, being viewed as a five-tool player after his draft.

The Miami Marlins believed in the hype as well, targeting him as one of the main players in the deal that sent Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers. 

The trade was a complete disaster for the Marlins, as none of the prospects performed up to expectations. In fact, Brinson was maybe even the worst, slashing a brutal .203/.248/.325 line, with 23 home runs, 102 RBIs, eight stolen bases and 84 runs scored over 320 games with the Marlins.

The twenty-eight-year-old then signed on with the San Francisco Giants this past season and wound up slashing a brutal .167/.211/.472 line, with three home runs, four RBIs, one stolen base and five runs scored over 16 games.

Brinson will now head to Japan, with hopes of reviving his career there and making a comeback to the MLB.

He is a former first-round pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 MLB Draft.
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