Brett Russell Lawrie is a Canadian professional baseball third baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics of major league baseball. He was born on January 8 in the year 1990 and currently has reached the age of 25. His ethnicity is white.
He initially played baseball in his high school for the Langley Blaze of the ‘British Columbia Premier Baseball League when he got selected with the sixteenth overall pick in the major league baseball draft in 2008 by the Milwaukee Brewers. The selection of Lawrie was the 4th highest a Canadian player has ever been chosen after Jeff Franchis, Phillippe Aumont and Adam Loewen.
He was a part of the Canadian Junior National team at the world junior baseball championship in 2008 where he hit 3 home runs, 16 RBI with an average of .469 of batting average. He represented Canada once again during the world baseball classic held in 2009 at the ‘Rogers Centre’ in Toronto, Ontario. He transitioned to second base when he was chosen to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the ‘Midwest League’ to start the season of 2009 although he was used primarily as a catcher for the Blaze.
He was chosen to play for the world team at the MLB all-star futures game in 2009 at Buschim stadium in St. Louis. He was also promoted to the AA Hunstville stars in mid of August. On 4th of August, he was called up to the Blue Jays where he made his debut on 5th of August against the ‘Baltimore Orioles’. He recorded his first career hit and RBI in his first career at bat. After two games, he hit his 1st career home run and in his second home game he hit his 1st career grand slam at the Rogers Centre. He recorded his first career triple and stolen base in the series against the Los Angeles Angels. He hit his 1st career walk off home run, a solo shot in the eleventh inning off to defeat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on September 5.
His very first season ended up in a premature way when he fractured his middle finger of the right hand on 21st September while he was fielding during a batting practice. With a batting average of .293, 7 stolen bases, 9 home runs, 26 runs scored and 25 RBI in 161 plate appearance, he finished off his first season. He was named to Canada’s world baseball classic team in 2013 and also took part in two pre-tournament games.
This player with a high net worth and salary got engaged to his girlfriend, Sydney Leroux who is the forward player of UCLA and ‘United States women’s national under 20 soccer team and also, is Brett’s childhood friend and started dating from few years but they broke their engagement in October 2011. He is not a gay.
With all the ups and downs sometimes in his games and scores, he has achieved a lot of love from his thousands of fans and followers who follow him immensely in his twitter and Instagram accounts. His girl fans get crazy with his shirtless sexy pictures. He also came into the limelight with his unique tattoos. His biography and wiki are popular because of his amazing style of playing and the height of success he has achieved with his games.