Brent Clevlen – Cleburne

Former major-leaguer Brent Clevlen returns to the Railroaders after leading the club to a 23.5-game improvement in 2019, third-best in league history.

The Austin, Texas, native spent 16 seasons as a professional player, rapping over 1,700 career hits. He spent six of his last seven professional seasons as a player with the Wingnuts, becoming the franchise’s career leader in virtually every offensive category. In 398 games, Clevlen amassed 513 hits, including 131 doubles and 71 home runs, driving in 312 runs while scoring 315 of his own. Each mark tops the Wingnuts’ all-time leaderboard.

Clevlen was originally drafted out of high school by the Detroit Tigers in the 2nd round of the 2002 MLB draft. He spent four years in the Tigers’ minor-league system before making his MLB debut in 2006, homering twice in his third game with Detroit. The outfielder ultimately appeared in 59 major league games, recording 18 total hits for the Tigers and the Atlanta Braves.


Year Club League Affiliate Level Record Finish Playoffs
2018 Wichita American Association Independent 61-39 3rd/12
2019 Cleburne American Association Independent 57-43 T-6th/12