|Date of Birth||7/7/1992|
2016 Season Outlook: “The coaching staff is very exciting and relieved to have Andrew Brockett back to close things out for us,” said Beach Bums Manager Dan Rohn. “He did an exceptional job during our championship run and we are looking forward to bigger and better things to come this year.”
2015 Beach Bums Season: Brockett went 3-0 last season for Traverse City with a 1.54 ERA. He finished third in the Frontier League with 21 saves and struck out 28 batters in 35.0 innings while walking only eight on his way to being named a 2015 FL All-Star. He started the season on fire, not allowing a run in his first 15 appearances.
A 22nd round pick in 2013 MLB Amateur Draft by Kansas City, he spent the last two summers in the Royals’ system. Coming out of the University of Richmond, Brockett made his professional debut in 2013. He split time with the Royals’ rookie-level Arizona League team and Idaho Falls (ID) Chuckers. Used exclusively in relief, he combined to make 18 appearances and posted a 2-1 record, 2.78 ERA and four saves. He struck out 21 batters in 22 innings pitched.
In 2014 he again shuffled between two teams seeing action with the rookie-level Appalachian League’s Burlington (NC) Royals and low-A South Atlantic League Lexington Legends. In 15 total relief appearances he went 3-1, 1.69 ERA and two saves. He once again mowed down hitters striking out 25 in 26.2 innings of work.
The North Haven, CT native pitched collegiately for three seasons at the University of Richmond. In his junior, and final, season in 2013 he had 17 outings with a 3-2 record, 3.70 ERA and three saves. A reliable pitcher for the Spiders from the start, Brockett had 26 appearances as a sophomore and 22 as a freshman.
The 22 year old is the proud son of Brian and Cynthia. In his spare time he is an avid movie goer.