The South Georgia Peanuts Professional Baseball Club, presented by
Security Bank, has announced the signing of former University of Georgia
outfielder Cedrick Bernard “Doc” Brooks. He comes to the Peanuts after
being released from the Rockies organization this past spring. He has also
played in the Diamondbacks, Padres and Nationals organizations.
Brooks played from 1999-2001 at the University of Georgia. He finished
with a career .284 batting average with 45 home runs and 145 RBI. During
the 2000 season, he hit .303 with 16 home runs and 59 RBI. He also had a
.402 On-Base Percentage and a .615 slugging percentage that season.
Brooks was selected in the seventh round of the 2001 draft by the Padres.
From 2001 to 2004, he played Class-A ball for a number of different teams.
In 2004, he spent the majority of the season playing High-A baseball for
the Lancaster JetHawks. In 90 games for the JetHawks, Brooks hit .332 with
15 home runs and 47 RBI. Current Peanuts Field Manager Wally Backman was
his manager at Lancaster. He played 16 games at the end of the 2004 season
for Class-AA El Paso where he hit .283.
Brooks is excited about the opportunity to play for Backman once again.
“I love his intensity. He knows how to win. He knows a lot about the
game,” Brooks said. “He has a lot to offer his players.”
He has spent the last two seasons playing High-A baseball within the
Nationals and Rockies organizations. He is a career .266 hitter with 56
home runs and 247 RBI.
Peanuts players have begun reporting to Albany. Spring training will begin
on May 8th.