From BR Bullpen
Brandon Whitlow Lodge
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 185 lb.
Brandon Lodge is the stepson of Bobby Grich.
Lodge was 1-1 with a 2.72 ERA as a sophomore then 3-5 with a 2.02 ERA as a junior in high school. As a senior, he was the starting quarterback in football while going 3-3 with two saves and a 2.81 ERA in baseball; he hit .349. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim chose him in the 46th round of the 2007 amateur draft but he did not sign.
Brandon was redshirted as a college freshman then did not play in 2009. He allowed eleven hits and three runs in 5 1/3 IP in 2010. UCLA went to the 2010 College World Series. Teammates included three other sons of major leaguers - Niko Gallego, Dean Espy and Beau Amaral. He was again drafted by the Angels in the 2011 amateur draft and made his pro debut with the AZL Angels on June 20th.
Source: UCLA bio