SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – Brennon Lund grew up going to Salt Lake Bees and Stingers games as a kid.
Now, he gets to wear the uniform.
The former Bingham High and BYU star outfielder will make his Triple-A debut with the Bees tomorrow night at Albuquerque, and he couldn’t be more excited.
“Yeah, it’s definitely a dream come true,” said Lund. “I’m really excited to be here, and I’m excited to get to this level of professional baseball so far. It’s taken a lot of hard work, but I can thank my coaches from Bingham and BYU as well to get me here.”
Lund is believed to be the first Utah high school player to come up through the Angels organization and make it to the Salt Lake Bees. An 11th round draft pick in 2016 out of BYU, Lund played for the Orem Owlz, Burlington Bees, Inland Empire 66ers, and last year with the Double-A Mobile BayBears, where he hits .264 with 8 home runs and 59 RBI.
Lund said he wasn’t concerned on how long it would take to get to the Triple-A level. But now that he’s here, he’s got his goals set on the Majors.
“I really didn’t worry about time,” Lund said. “I was more working on process of just playing and trying to become better because I had a lot of work to do when I first got drafted. I was not even close to being a finished product, so I’m still working towards that goal.”
“He can really hit and run the bases well,” said Bees manager Lou Marson. “He’s a very good player, a solid centerfielder. He’s going to play a lot for us here. He’s just got to continue to progress, and hopefully we can continue to get him to the big leagues here pretty soon.”
Lund will have family and friends at pretty much every home game this season, and he loves being a representative of Utah high school baseball.
“It’s exciting to be able to do that,” he said. “It’s awesome that I came out of Bingham High School and I’m able to play here in Salt Lake. It’s a one of a kind experience. I mean, baseball is not as big here in Utah. So, it’s cool to be able to come out of that smaller pool of players.”
The Bees home opener is Tuesday night against Fresno.