Brooks Pounders, Relief Pitcher
Date of Birth: 9/26/1990
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Brooks Pounders, relief pitcher, was first drafted in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in the Pirates' minor league system for three years before being traded to the Kansas City Royals in December, 2011. He continued in the minor leagues through 2015, pitching both as a starter and as a reliever. He had Tommy John surgery in 2013 and he missed most of the 2014 season.
In 2016, Pounders joined the Royals for 13 games. He struggled in those games, ending with a 9.24 ERA in 12.2 innings. He also pitched 80.1 innings in 31 games in the minors.
Pounders was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on December 1, 2016. He spent most of the 2017 season in the minors, pitching just 10.1 innings in 11 games with the Angels.
Pounders became a free agent on November 6, 2017.
Pounders' father, Brad, played for five years in the San Diego Padres' minor league system.