The Brewers crowded minor league outfield got a little less crowded on Monday as 22-year-old slugger David Denson announced his retirement from the game of baseball.
“I wanted to share something with you that I know some of you may not have seen coming or understand” Denson posted in a statement on his Facebook page. “I want to thank all of you for the amazing love and support over the years. But my baseball journey has come to an end. Even though my baseball journey has ended, a new door is opening and I will continue to push forward!”
A 15th round pick of the Brewers out of high school in 2013, Denson displayed some big-time raw power and a patient approach at the plate, but never quite put it all together, hitting just .229 over four minor league seasons and topping out at High-A Brevard County.
Splitting last season between Wisconsin and Brevard County, Denson hit a career-high ten home runs and drove in 45 runs, but he hit just .212/.308/.335 while striking out 128 times in 114 total games.
During his four seasons with the Brewers, Denson saw time at first base and designated hitter before moving to the outfield in 2015. He appeared in 318 games at four different levels, clubbing 29 career home runs.