Brad Brach, Relief Pitcher, Baltimore Orioles, #35
Date of Birth: 4/12/1986
Birthplace: Freehold, New Jersey
College: Monmouth University
Current Salary: $3,050,000
Brad Brach, relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, was first drafted in 2008 by the San Diego Padres. He pitched in the Padres' minor league system from 2008 through most of 2011, pitching just 7.0 innings in 9 games with the Padres in 2011.
In 2012, his first full season in the majors, Brach pitched in 67 games with the Padres. He finished the season with a 3.78 ERA in 66.2 innings. The following season, his time was split between the majors and the minors. In 33 games with the Padres, he had a 3.19 ERA in 31.0 innings.
Brach was traded to the Orioles on November 25, 2013. He pitched in 46 games in 2014 and he had a 3.18 ERA. The following season, he pitched a career high 79.1 innings in 62 games and he had a 2.72 ERA.
Brach had career highs in games played (71), strikeouts (92 to 25 walks), and wins (10 to 4 losses) in 2016. He finished the season with a career low ERA of 2.05 in 79.0 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 1.1 innings in 1 game and he gave up 2 hits and no runs. He struck out 2 batters and walked 1.
Career pitching statistics for Brach through 2016 include:
- 288 games played
- 325.1 innings pitched
- 25-14 win-loss record
- 352 strikeouts to 147 walks
- 2.96 ERA
Brach is married to singer and songwriter Jenae Cherry.