Bruce Maxwell

Position: C
Born: 10/20/1990
Height: 6'1
Weight: 250
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .321 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 60 games at Nashville (Triple-A), with 12 doubles and a .539 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Nashville July 23 when C Stephen Vogt went on the Family Medical Emergency list
MLB Debut Date: 7/23/2016

Debut Details
July 23, in a 4-3 win against the Rays. Pinch-hitting for catcher Matt McBride in the bottom of the seventh inning, he grounded out to first base and then remained in the game behind the plate.

Player Notes
The German-born Maxwell (he was born in Wiesbaden, Hesse) is a member of the German World Baseball Classic team so has some international experience to go along with his quick climb through the minors. Known for a combination of excellent plate discipline and raw power potential, the latter has seemed to emerge this season. In 2015, he hit just .243 with two homers and 48 RBIs in 96 games at Midland (Double-A) after combining to bat an identical .243 between Midland and Stockton (High A) in 2014, with six homers and 37 RBIs. Defensively, he has all the attributes you look for in an up-and-coming young catcher.

2080 Notes
2080’s Melissa Lockard, the A’s writer for, has long been a proponent of Maxwell, so who better than to link to for more info about the Oakland rookie?