Michael Aubrey

Michael Aubrey
Aubrey in 2008 as a Buffalo Bison
First baseman
Born: (1982-04-15) April 15, 1982
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 17, 2008, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 2009, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average .259
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 17
Teams

Robert Michael Aubrey (born April 15, 1982) is a former American baseball player.

Baseball career

Amateur

He attended Southwood High School (1997–2000) where he won Louisiana Baseball player of the year. He attended Tulane University from 20012003. In 186 games with Tulane, Aubrey hit .368 with 38 home runs and 200 RBI. As a pitcher in 2001 and 2002, he won 11 games and lost 2 with a 4.88 ERA. In 2001, he was named National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and The Sporting News.[1]

In 2002, as a member of the USA National Team, he led the team in batting average, home runs and RBI. As a junior at Tulane in 2003, he was named Conference USA Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top amateur baseball player in the United States.

Aubrey's talents were originally discovered by Brad Somrak while he was throwing a ball at a dunk tank at the Allegheny County Fairgrounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was first reported by the Razor's Edge in the University of Akron student newspaper, the Buchtelite.

Professional

Cleveland Indians organization

The Indians selected him with the 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft.[2]

He was a September call-up for the Indians in 2006, but did not appear in a Major League game. He made his major league debut on May 17, 2008. Aubrey collected his first major league hit, a home run, on May 18, 2008, against the Cincinnati Reds.

On January 6, 2009 Aubrey was designated for assignment by the Indians to make room on the 40-man roster for Carl Pavano. Six days later, he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus.[3]

He attended Indians spring training in 2009 but was sent to minor league camp on March 24, 2009.[4]

Baltimore Orioles organization

On June 24, 2009, Aubrey was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later, where through 31 games with 90 at-bats he hit for a .289 average compiling 4 home runs and 14 RBI.

Washington Nationals organization

Aubrey signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on December 20, 2010. On May 14, 2011, in four at-bats he hit four homers and drove in seven runs for the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA). Became a free agent after 2011 season with Washington Nationals Triple A team.

References

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