Brandon Maurer, Relief Pitcher, Kansas City Royals
Date of Birth: 7/3/1990
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
Brandon Maurer, relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, started pitching as a child. At the age of 12, he pitched a perfect game in a Little League All-Star game.
Maurer was first drafted in 2008 by the Seattle Mariners. He pitched in their minor league system from 2008 through 2012.
Maurer pitched in 14 games as a starting pitcher and 8 games as a relief pitcher with the Mariners in 2013. He finished the season with 5 wins and 8 losses, 70 strikeouts to 27 walks, and a 6.30 ERA in 90.0 innings. The following season, he was primarily a relief pitcher, pitching in 7 games as a starter and 31 as a reliever. He finished the 2014 season with a 4.65 ERA in 69.2 innings.
The Mariners traded Maurer to the San Diego Padres on December 30, 2014. He was a relief pitcher only for the Padres in 2015, finishing the season with a 3.00 ERA in 53 games.
Maurer pitched in a career high 71 games in 2016. He had 13 saves, 72 strikeouts to 23 walks, and a 4.52 ERA in 69.2 innings.
The Padres traded Maurer to the Royals on July 24, 2017. He finished the 2017 season with 3 wins and 6 losses, 22 saves, 59 strikeouts to 19 walks, and a 6.52 ERA in 42 games with the Padres and 26 games with the Royals.
Career pitching statistics for Maurer through 2017 include:
- 252 games played
- 339.2 innings pitched
- 16-27 win-loss record
- 35 saves
- 295 strikeouts to 103 walks
- 5.14 ERA