Former Waynesboro General Michael Brosseau (2015) made his major league debut last night for the Tampa Bay Rays!
An undrafted free agent after he finished four years at Oakland, Brosseau worked his way up to Triple-A this spring, and earned his callup by hitting 313/406/579 in 240 at-bats for Durham. He started last night against the Oakland A’s, and got his first major league hit in his first at-bat against Brett Anderson.
Brosseau was quite good for the Generals back in ’15, hitting 298/351/430 in 151 regular season at-bats. He’s the 4th Valley Leaguer to make his major league debut this spring, following Eric Stamets (Haymarket 2010), Reed Garrett (New Market 2013), and Nick Margevicius (Staunton 2015). (And by the way, the 2015 Valley League Annual is still available)
When he was given the ball from his first major league hit, Brosseau said, “This is going straight to my old man. He’s been with me since the beginning.”