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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Brian Cisarik hit well in college, played 5 pro seasons

Brian Cisarik 1990 Wichita Wranglers card
Brian Cisarik had himself a career day for his Texas Longhorns in this April 1987 game, according to The Austin American-Statesman.

In the double-header, Cisarik knocked in six runs. He also hit two home runs and drew praise from his coach, Cliff Gustafson, The American-Statesman wrote.

"He's amazing," Gustafson told The American-Statesman afterward. "A little guy like that popping two out of the yard."

Cisarik went on from Texas to turn pro in 1988. His pro career lasted five seasons. He topped out at AA.

Cisarik's pro career began as the 16th round pick of the Padres in the 1988 draft out of Texas.

At Texas, Cisarik had a school-best .533 career on-base percentage, and a second-best career average of .389. He one all-conference twice and became an All-American. In 2013, he made the school's Hall of Honor. (His induction speech is on YouTube)

Cisarik started with the Padres at single-A Charleston and short-season Spokane. He hit .295 over 67 games.

He then made AA Wichita in 1989. He picked up three hits in an August game. He hit .263 on the year over 122 games.

Cisarik then returned to Wichita for 1990 and 1991. He hit .267 in 1990 and .284 in 1991. 

Cisarik moved to the Brewers and Giants systems for 1992. He saw nine games at AA El Paso with the Brewers and 27 with the Giants at high-A San Jose. His 1992 marked his last as a pro.

Brian Cisarik 1990 Wichita Wranglers card

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,493
Made the Majors:1,219-34.9%
Never Made Majors:2,274-65.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:506
10+ Seasons in the Minors:299

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