Tim Livingston, Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations
Sonoma Stompers outfielder Brennan Metzger has been promoted to the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the American Association, marking the third time this season that a Stompers team member has moved to a higher level of professional baseball in the United States and the seventh time in team history. The Stompers will receive future considerations from the Railcats in exchange for Metzger. The 25-year-old from San Diego signed with the Stompers on July 21 and did very well for himself in his three weeks with the team, hitting .292/.407/.398 in 18 games with a home run, 13 RBI and 19 runs scored. He also stole five bases in six attempts and played stellar defense in right field.
Metzger is in his fourth season of professional baseball after being drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2012, where he was selected in the 22nd round out of Long Beach State. Metzger played at LBSU with Stompers outfielder Matt Hibbert in 2010 and 2011 and reached High-A San Jose in the California League during his tenure with the Giants organization.
Metzger joins Fehlandt Lentini (Long Island Ducks - Atlantic League) and Joel Carranza (Trois Rivieres Aigles - American Association) as 2015 Stompers team members who have moved on to the higher ranks. 2014 players Jayce Ray (Wichita Wingnuts - American Association), Jaime Del Valle (Evansville Otters - American Association) and Scott Garner (Laredo Lemurs - American Association) along with manager Ray Serrano (Atlanta Braves) moved on after tremendous runs last season.