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Two-Way Player with MiLB Experience and NCAA D1 Coaching Experience

Name: Brian Budrow

Gender: Male

Height: 190.5 CM

Weight: 97 KG

DOB: November 12, 1986

Status Available

Date Available: March 1, 2019

Pro

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: Coach, SP, RP

Positions (alt): 1B, 3B, RF, LF

College: Oregon State University & University of Utah

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Personal

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 small salary to cover living expenses.

Abilities summary:

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.

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2005-07 Oregon State University NCAA D1 Starting Pitcher / Relief Pitcher
2006-07 Bend Elks West Coast League Starting Pitcher / Pinch Hitter / DH
2007-09 University of Utah NCAA D1 Starting Pitcher / Relief Pitcher
2009-11 Arizona Diamondbacks MiLB (Reaching A+) Relief Pitcher
2013-14 Easton Baseball Club Utah AABL Starting Pitcher / Utility
2015-16 Salt City Squirrels Utah Adult Baseball League Starting Pitcher / Utility / Coach
2017-18 Arizona Thieves Arizona Premier League Starting Pitcher

Coaching Experience

YEARSROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2005-18 Instructor Local Camps
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.

Stats

Pro Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H K W HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2009 Yakima 2.38 0 0 34 30 28 12 1 9 9 3 3 6 1.24
2010 Visalia 4.50 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
2010 South Bend 2.6 0 0 65.67 61 61 15 3 19 19 6 2 4 1.16
2011 Visalia 4.91 1 0 51.33 62 36 24 3 34 28 4 2 1 1.66
2011 South Bend 1.59 0 0 11.33 6 17 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0.88

College/Amateur Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H K W HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2006 Oregon State 10.13 2 0 8 9 6 5 N/A 9 9 0 0 0 1.75
2007 Oregon State 9.00 0 0 1 5 1 0 N/A 3 1 0 0 0 5.00
2008 Utah 3.49 13 1 80 84 73 22 N/A 46 31 6 5 0 1.33
2009 Utah 5.75 15 0 98.67 129 79 30 N/A 72 63 5 5 1 1.61

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Testimonials

These Testimonials Have Been Verified

Bill Kinneberg

University of Utah, Head Coach
bkinneberg@huntsman.utah.edu

I welcome the opportunity to speak on Brian’s behalf. Brian pitched for the University of Utah baseball program for three years from 2007-2009. He was on a team that won the Mountain West Baseball tournament that went on to the NCAA regionals in 2009. Brian was a major contributor as a pitcher and leader on that team. After graduation, Brian was a student coach for our baseball team, helping our pitching coach and staff. I can’t say enough about his character, great person and family man. His knowledge of the game is outstanding, your organization will benefit greatly from his passion and work ethic. I highly recommend Brian to you, he will do a fantastic job for you.

Mark Haley

1st Source Bank Performance Center, Director of Training & Instruction, (Former Minor League Manager)
mhaley@southbendcubs.com

Great player and a great person, will not have any issues with him on or off the field (summarized from a phone conversation)

Stephen Streich

The Arizona Prospects, Director of Operations
stephen.streich@outlook.com

I've known Brian since high school here in Arizona. He was a big power right handed arm, so it was hard to not as least know of him. We became close friends however when we both transferred into the University of Utah; me coming from University of San Diego and him from Oregon State. The resume speaks for itself: All-everything Arizona High School player, 2-time national champ at Oregon State, Friday night starter at Utah, Arizona Diamondback farmhand... but Brian is just a great guy to be around and an awesome teammate. Baseball is his passion and you can tell he is in his element when he's out on the diamond. This is something I've encouraged him to do for years and I'm beyond excited for him to get this opportunity.

Additional Info

Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with a host family

 

Status: Married/Engaged

 

Prior engagements: No

 

Ever convicted of a felony? No

 

Recent injuries/illnesses: No

 

Traveling with a companion: Yes, I am planning on bringing my wife and two children.