Scott Bream

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Scott Allan Bream

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Biographical Information[edit]

Utility player Scott Bream played in the minor leagues from 1989 to 1998. He reached Triple A twice, in 1995 and 1997.

He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 1989 amateur draft, three picks ahead of first baseman John Olerud, also ahead of third baseman Phil Nevin and pitcher Denny Neagle, and in the same round as outfielder Tim Salmon. The then 18-year-old hit just .175/.310/.227 in 28 games for the AZL Padres his first pro campaign.

After playing just four games in 1990, Bream entered 1991 ranked as the Padres #6 prospect by Baseball America. He played for the Spokane Indians and Charleston Rainbows that year, batting .183/.265/.224 in 495 plate appearances, though he also stole 26 bases. He swiped 17 bags for the Waterloo Diamonds in 1992, eclipsing the .200 batting mark for the first time as well by hitting .230. He set career highs in most major categories in 1993 for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, including hits (115), runs (70), doubles (15), RBI (52), steals (30), walks (74), on-base percentage (.393) and total bases (153). For the Wichita Wranglers in 1994, he hit a career-high .300 with 18 steals and five home runs (also a best).

Bream began 1995 with the Triple A Las Vegas Stars, but joined the Iowa Cubs in the Chicago Cubs system partway through the year. He batted .223/.311/.265 between the clubs. After struggling in the Detroit Tigers system in 1996 and 1997 and with his speed depleted, he rebounded to hit .291/.366/.442 in 58 games at Double A in 1998, but it was not enough to save his career, which ended after that season.

Overall, Bream batted .241/.330/.314 with 115 stolen bases in 769 games over ten seasons.