Two-Way Player with MiLB Experience and NCAA D1 Coaching Experience
Name: Brian Budrow
Height: 6'3" / 190.5 CM
Weight: 215 lbs / 97 KG
DOB: November 12, 1986
Date Available: March 1, 2019Pro
Positions: Coach, SP, RP
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RF, LF
College: Oregon State University & University of Utah
Brian Budrow is a former Minor League relief pitcher with the Arizona Diamondbacks (A-, A, A+) who has over 14 years of coaching experience ranging from youth camps to the NCAA Division 1 level.
Before graduating from the University of Utah, Brian spent two seasons at Oregon State University as a part of back to back NCAA D1 National Championship teams. Brian then transferred to Utah where he was a standout starting pitcher, leading the team to a 2009 Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and the first regional birth since 1960.
Brian has a vast coaching resume including a one year stint as a Student Assistant Coach for the University of Utah in 2013 where he was the first base and bullpen coach. Along with his year coaching at the highest collegiate level, Brian has spent many summers involved with local youth baseball camps and coaching youth club teams. A true student of the game, Brian has taught youth players all aspects of baseball and has continued to educate himself with up-to-date baseball philosophies and training.
Since his release from affiliated baseball in 2012, Brian has kept his baseball skills sharp by playing in competitive adult leagues in Utah and Arizona every Spring, Summer, and Fall.
As a family man, Brian hopes to explore new cultures with his wife and two children and make a positive impact in each community he is lucky to be a part of. He would like a team to cover his flights, accommodations, and offer a salary to cover living expenses, however, he is open to discussing these accommodations.
Brian is a fierce competitor and known as a great “clubhouse guy”. He currently features a mid 80’s sinker to go along with a cutter, slider, change-up, and split-finger on the mound. Brian pounds the zone with excellent command and forces bad contact early in the count producing many weak groundballs. Although he does get many groundballs, he is able to put hitters away when in a position to do so.
Offensively, Brian has a solid approach and excellent plate awareness. Not prone to striking out, he prides himself on his ability to hit to all fields with some pop. He may not be the fastest runner, but he makes up for it with his excellent baserunning instincts and situational awareness.
Defensively, Brian is serviceable at the corner infield and outfield positions. He has a good glove and strong throwing arm that translates from the mound.
As a coach, Brian has experience teaching all aspects of the game from pitching, hitting, baserunning, and fielding to game preparation and training programs. He loves to share his knowledge just as much as he loves absorbing new information.
|2006-16||Assistant Coach||All-Star Baseball Academy||Travel Team||Assisted Head Coach in Game Decisions, Ran Practices, Managed Bullpen|
|2012-13||Student Assistant Coach||University of Utah||NCAA D1||1st Base Coach, Managed Bullpen, Assisted in Running Practices.|
|2017-2018||Associate Head Coach||Arizona Prospects||Travel Team||Managed In-Game Situations and Decisions, also Managed Bullpen.|