Brady House
Washington Nationals
Shortstop
Born: (2003-06-04) June 4, 2003 (age 19)
Winder, Georgia
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Brady Hunter House (born June 4, 2003) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Washington Nationals organization.

Amateur career

House grew up in Winder, Georgia.[1] While attending middle school, he was named to Baseball USA's U-12 National Team.[2] House attended Winder-Barrow High School. He hit .445 with five home runs and 21 RBIs as a sophomore in 2019.[3] Following the season, he committed to play college baseball at the University of Tennessee.[4][5] House batted .653 as a junior through 15 games before his season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.[6][7] House entered his senior year in 2021 as a top prospect for the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.[8][9][10][11] He finished his senior season with a .549 batting average and 52 runs scored, 20 RBIs, and eight home runs, and was ranked the best power hitting prospect by MLB.com.[12][13][14]

Professional career

House was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 11th overall selection of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft.[15] He signed with the team on July 31, 2021, and received a $5 million signing bonus.[16] House was assigned to the Rookie-level Florida Complex League Nationals to start his professional career.[17] Over 16 games, he batted .322 with four home runs and 12 RBIs.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Nutrition, workouts and meetings with MLB scouts: A day in the life of Winder-Barrow's Brady House". Athens Banner-Herald. March 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Starr, Chris (July 20, 2015). "Jefferson Middle's Brady House selected to Baseball USA's national team". Athens Banner-Herald.
  3. ^ "Baseball: Winder-Barrow's House ranked top player in nation for class of 2021".
  4. ^ "Vitello, Vols land No. 1 recruit in 2021 class". WVLT. June 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Georgia's top baseball prospect weighing options". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "'Stupid Tools:' Brady House Evokes Kris Bryant Comparisons Ahead of 2021 MLB Draft". Baseball America. July 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Tomase, John (September 18, 2020). "Remember these five names, because Red Sox could take one of them atop 2021 MLB Draft". NBC Sports Boston.
  8. ^ "Tigers draft watch: Could House be built to last at shortstop?". The Detroit News. March 15, 2021. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "2021 MLB Draft Stock Watch: A Historic High School Shortstop Class". Baseball America. March 16, 2021. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  10. ^ "The Red Sox will have a high draft pick in 2021. Here are some of the top prospects they might consider". The Boston Globe. October 2, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  11. ^ McDaniels, Kiley (April 16, 2021). "Brady House 'made some money tonight': How one high school game could change the MLB draft". ESPN.com.
  12. ^ Starrs, Chris (June 3, 2021). "Introducing the Athens Banner-Herald's 21 in '21 All-Area Baseball Team". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved June 8, 2021.
  13. ^ Callis, Jim (June 15, 2021). "NEW Draft Top 250: Top Tools". MLB.com.
  14. ^ "Will Tennessee baseball's top commitment Brady House make it to Knoxville after MLB Draft?". The Tennessean. June 19, 2021. Retrieved June 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Washington Nationals take Tennessee signee Brady House with No. 11 overall pick in 2021 MLB Draft".
  16. ^ Weyrich, Matt (July 31, 2021). "Nats' first-round pick House signs, reports for instructs". NBC Sports Washington. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  17. ^ Weyrich, Matt (August 25, 2021). "Nats 1st-rounder Brady House homers twice in first 3 pro games". NBC Sports Washington. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  18. ^ Camerato, Jessica (February 23, 2022). "House working on timing, first step at Nationals' Minor League camp". MLB.com. Retrieved April 3, 2022.