Yhency Jose Brazoban
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.
Brazoban started his professional career as an outfielder in 1997 but his cannon arm, as well as his offensive ineptitude, prompted the New York Yankees to convert him to the mound in 2002. He reached the majors in 2004 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and had a solid first season, going 6-2, 2.48 in 31 games. He pitched 74 times in 2005, but his ERA ballooned to 5.33 and his record fell to 4-10. He did however record 21 saves, filling in for an injured Eric Gagné. He only pitched 11 times in the majors over the next 3 seasons however, with no record and ERAs of 5.40 or higher each year, as injuries robbed him of his effectiveness. He also spent time in the minor leagues in 2007 and 2008.
After missing all of 2009, Yhency pitched mostly in the Mexican League in 2010, then finished with the AAA Buffalo Bisons. In 2011, he began the year in the Texas Rangers organization, going 3-0, 3.42 for the Round Rock Express. As the Rangers were not ready to bring him up to the majors, he asked for his release and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 2nd. After a few games with the Reno Aces, he made it back to the majors on June 29, 2011. However, he couldn't hold on to a job, giving 4 runs in 6 innings over 6 outings.
In major league history, there has never been another player with the name Yhency or the name Brazoban. However, there have been a few minor league players with the last name of Brazoban: Candy Brazoban, Luis Brazoban, Melvin Brazoban and Jose Brazoban.