Sea Dogs second baseman is quietly on the rise
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Sea Dogs second baseman is quietly on the rise

PORTLAND, ME – APRIL 18: Sea Dogs #3 Brett Netzer follows through on a swing in the first inning vs. Trenton Thunder at Hadlock Field. (Staff photo by Jill Brady/Staff Photographer.) Brett Netzer failed to get a hit Saturday for the Portland Sea Dogs. That’s only because the game against the Trenton Thunder at Hadlock Field was rained out. Netzer, a second baseman, doubled off the right-field wall on Opening Day and hasn’t stopped. He’s collected at least one hit in all 11 starts and among regulars shares the team lead in batting average with shortstop C.J. Chatham at .326. PORTLAND, ME – APRIL 18: Sea Dogs #3 Brett Netzer chats with a base coach while on first base in the fourth inning vs. Trenton Thunder at Hadlock Field. (Staff photo by Jill Brady/Staff Photographer.) Staff photo by Jill Brady A third-round draft pick out of UNC Charlotte in June 2017, Netzer has quickly and quietly moved through the Boston Red Sox farm system with little fanfare. Much of that is understandable, of course. He doesn’t hit for power (only two-minor league home runs). He’s not particularly fast (eight stolen bases in nearly 200 games). On defense he’s solid, […]

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