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#34 Bren Spillane, OF

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Position: OF
Date of Birth: 09/21/1996
Height: 6' 4"   Weight: 220 lbs
College Experience: University of Illinois
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Wheeling, Ilinois

Biography:

Bren Spillane is in his first year with the ThunderBolts and fourth professionally. He signed as a free agent on May 11, 2022. Bren's pro career began as a third-round selection of the Cincinnati Reds in the 2018 Amateur Draft. In three seasons with the Reds, he rose to High-A Dayton and played in 122 career games, posting a .213 batting average and .331 on-base percentage.

Spillane was originally a 34th round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015 but elected instead to attend the University of Illinois, where he put together the best season in school history. As a junior in 2018, he hit .389 with 23 homers and 60 RBIs. He was named Big Ten Player of the Year, a consensus First Team All-American and the Collegiate Baseball newspaper National Player of the Year. In three years at Illinois he was a .341 hitter in 91 total games. He attended Wheeling High School in Wheeling, Illinois.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club GP AVG AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB SO
2021 High-A Central Dayton 12 .138 29 4 6 0 0 2 6 7 3 21
2019 Midwest Dayton 62 .207 213 44 31 10 0 5 19 28 5 104
2018 Pioneer Billings 48 .237 148 35 28 9 3 5 22 30 2 76
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