Brian Myrow -- Prospect #48

Seventh in a series on top Dodger prospects as we count down to the very best.

Name- BRIAN SHAWN MYROW
Position-First Base/Outfield
Residence- Fort Worth, Tex.
DOB- Sept, 4, 1976
Ht.-5-11
Wt.-190
B/T-L/R


Brian Myrow could be a definite contestant on the TV show "Survivor" for he's made a specialty out of doing just that in his career.

Undrafted out of Louisiana Tech, despite the fact that he was All-Conference, he signed with Winnepeg in the independent Northern League in 1999.

After two years there, he attracted the notice of the Yankees who purchased his contract and placed him in Class A. For the next four years he battled his way upward to AAA, then was traded to the Dodgers in June 2004 for pitcher Tanyon Sturtze.

Hitting .359 in 50 games at Las Vegas earned him a spot on the 40-man roster last spring after which he was sent to Las Vegas.

While many others were summoned upward because of the multi-injury situation, he was not; however, a solid .282-22-73 season gained him not only MVP honors with the 51's but a September call-up where he finally got some big league at-bats.

He'll be trying to make the big club as a reserve/left-handed pinch hitter. He can play first, the outfield or third, for that matter, has some pop, has a good eye at the plate, and usually makes contact.

He's no threat at all on the bases. At 29, he 's elderly for one still trying to make it but he's made a habit out of defying the odds.

Previous selections:
#49 -- LHP Danny Muegge
#50 -- RHP Miguel Ramirez
#51 -- OF Ryan Carter
#52 -- RHP Casey Hoorelbeke
#53 -- OF Trayvon Robinson
#54 -- RHP Ramon Troncoso

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