Ryan Brasier

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Ryan David Brasier

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ryan Brasier made his major league debut in 2013.

Brasier was picked by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 6th round of the 2007 amateur draft, one round after they selected Andrew Romine. The scout was Arnold Brathwaite. He debuted as a pro with the Orem Owlz that year, going 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA, .212 opponent average and 9 saves. He was second in the Pioneer League in saves, one behind Jhonny Caraballo. In 2008, Ryan pitched for the AZL Angels (1-0, Sv, 3.86 in 4 G), Cedar Rapids Kernels (1-3, 9 Sv, 1.59 in 23 G) and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Sv, 2.70) with a combined average against of .214.

The Texas native split 2009 between the Quakes (5-4, 5.23) and Arkansas Travelers (2-1, 2 Sv, 5.56) while being used in both his former relief role and a new starting role. Primarily a starter in 2010, he was 7-12 with a 5.07 ERA for the Travelers. He led both the Texas League and Angels farmhands with 28 homers allowed. His 11 wild pitches tied Trevor Reckling for second in the TL and he tied Michael Anton for third in defeats.

Back in relief in 2011, he was with Arkansas (0-1, 16 Sv, 0.71) and the Salt Lake Bees (2-1, 3 Sv, 5.00 in his first 25 AAA games). He led Angels farmhands in saves and tied Barret Browning for second in appearances (50). With Salt Lake for all of 2012, he was 7-3 with 13 saves and a 4.37 ERA in 55 games. He tied Ryan Chaffee for third in the Angels chain in appearances and was third in saves. He tied Josh Wall for fourth in the 2012 PCL in games pitched and ranked ninth in saves. He opened 2013 back with Salt Lake and was at 0-1, 6.00 with 3 saves after 10 games. He was then called up to the majors while Nick Maronde got demoted.

In his big league debut, Ryan relieved Joe Blanton in the 9th inning of a 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. He entered with a 3-0 deficit. After striking out Ryan Flaherty, he allowed a single to Nolan Reimold and a homer to Nate McLouth. He recovered to retire Manny Machado and Nick Markakis to end the inning.

He returned to the major leagues on July 9, 2018 with the Boston Red Sox after dealing with injuries and toiling in the minor leagues and foreign ball from 2014 to 2017.

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Further Reading[edit]

  • Bob Nightengale: "From summonses to sky-high expectations, Red Sox welcome the problems brought on by a World Series title", USA Today, March 27, 2019. [1]

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