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Russell Branyan: Showing That He Has What It Takes

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When Jack Zduriencik signed the veteran Russell Branyan this off season, he and the rest of the organization were probably expecting a solid defensive first baseman who could put up some decent power numbers in the middle of the order. It appears that what they got was a lot more.

Everyone already knew that Branyan had a great power upside, but he has performed well above expectations over the first two months of the season. Not only is he doing a bang-up job at first base, but he's near the top of the league in homers with a batting average above .300.

Branyan has proven to be one of the lone bright spots this season in a lackluster offense, and it's becoming clear that he's worth every penny of the $1.4 million th...

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