Ryan Joseph Braun (born November 17, 1983), nicknamed The Hebrew Hammer, is an American baseball left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). A perennial standout, he was ranked number seven by the Sporting News in its 2012 list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball, and is the reigning National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). Braun was a two-time All American at the University of Miami, where he was named 'National Freshman of the Year' by Baseball America in 2003. The Brewers drafted him in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2005 MLB Draft. He was the team's Minor League Player of the Year in 2006. Braun has led the NL three times in slugging percentage (in 2007, while setting the major league rookie record, 2011, and 2012), three times in extra-base hits (2008, 2011-12), and once each in hits (2009), home runs (2012), and runs (2012).
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