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Veteran Pro Pitcher who threw a no-no in the Frontier League will be in Europe and available in June

Name: Tim Brown

Height: 6'3”

Weight: 205 lbs

DOB: March 20, 1987

Status Available

Date Available: March 15, 2019

Pro

Bats: R

Throws: R

Positions: SP

Positions (alt): RF, LF

College: Pittsburg State University

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Personal

Tim Brown is a veteran professional pitcher and travel enthusiast who has been playing professional baseball for 8 years and has established himself as one of the best pitchers in independent professional baseball history as stated in this June 2015 post. Although Tim is still dealing in pro ball in the U.S. for the Wichita Wingnuts, his love for travel has him looking overseas for the 2017 summer after getting more than a taste of travel baseball the past four seasons in Australia.

A 2009 graduate of Pittsburg State University, Tim has spent his professional years playing mostly in the American Association and in the Frontier League with a brief stint in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. In his past three seasons with the Wingnuts he held down an era of 3.12, 3.29 and 4.11 respectively while going 29-10 over 384.5 innings of work.

In addition to being a durable starting pitcher who goes deep into games, he also has great command highlighted by an almost 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio in his professional career. His manager with the Wingnuts, Kevin Hooper, describes Tim as very “Greg Maddux-like,” referring to his ability to out-think opponents and use his pin-point accuracy to dominate games. Tim throws a 2 seam fastball, slider, curve, and change up all for accuracy.

The combination of these two strengths were on full display on July 20, 2013 when he threw a no hitter for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. Tim also won the American Association Championship in 2014 as a starting pitcher for the Wichita Wingnuts.

Tim is considered one of the best pitchers in Grizzlies history and the above video showcases the admiration and respect he has from his teammates.

Tim spent the summer of 2017 playing in the Czech Republic for Hrosi Brno, finishing among the league pitching leaders with an ERA of 1.69 with 47 K and only 7 BB over 74.2.2 innings pitched. In 2018 he joined the Stuttgart Reds of the German Bundesliga South where his era was a little bloated playing on a bottom team, but his durability and SO/Ratio remained consistent with previous seasons.  

Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2006 Topeka Golden Giants Mid Plains League Starting Pitcher
2007 Johnson County Community College NJCAA Starting Pitcher
2007-08 San Diego Waves Western Baseball Association Starting Pitcher
2008-09 Pittsburg State University NCAA II - MIAA School all time record for: Career Walk Ratio (0.83) & Season Walk Ratio (0.68). Ranked 4th for season strikeouts
2009-11 Lincoln Saltdogs American Association 20-12 in 3 seasons as a starter with the Saltdogs
2010 Philadelphia Phillies Gulf Coast League (Rk) Winning pitcher in Gulf Coast League Championship
2011 Grand Prairie Airhogs American Association With the team for only 3 games at the end of the season.
2012-13 Golden Grove Central Districts Dodgers South Australian State League MVP Golden Grove Dodgers
2012-13 Gateway Grizzlies Frontier League Threw a no-hitter. 2 X Frontier League All-Star
2014 Springvale Lions Victoria Summer League (Australia) American Association Championship
2013-15 Melbourne Aces Australian Baseball League Australian Baseball League All-Star
2015-16 Kensington Cardinals South Australian State League Starting Pitcher
2014-16 Wichita Wingnuts American Association One of three candidates for “Wichita Athlete of the Year”
2016-17 Redcliffe Padres Queensland State League (Australia) Starting Pitcher
2017 Hrosi Brno Czech Extraliga ERA of 1.69 with 47 K and only 7 BB over 74.2.2 innings
2018 Stuttgart Reds German Bundesliga Starting pitcher

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
2010-11 Pitching Coach Pittsburg State University NCAA II Graduate pitching coach
2015 Pitching Coach Kensington Cardinals South Australian Baseball Worked with pitchers of all ages
2015 Head Coach Kensington Cardinals Under 16s Coaches U16 in addition to playing for the mens team

Stats

Pro Pitching

Year Team ERA GS CG IP H SO BB HBP R ER Wins Losses SV WHIP
2018 Stuttgart PO 3.79 6 2 38 40 27 5 - 22 16 1 2 0 1.18
2018 Stuttgart RS 4.22 7 2 49 72 36 11 - 39 23 1 4 0 1.69
2009-2017 Indy/Affiliated 3.54 155 7 1073.1 1229 517 179 28 489 422 80 39 2 1.312
2017 Hrosi 1.69 - 1 74.2 60 47 7 0 21 14 5 3 0 -
2015-16 Kensington 1.73 15 10 114.1 91 81 7 - 34 22 10 3 0 -

Testimonials

Kevin Hooper

Manager, Wichita Wingnuts
khooper1@ymail.com

Sam Tibbits

Former Coach with Dodgers
sam.tibbits@defence.gov.au


Additional Info

Accomplishments/Achievements

2016: One of three candidates for “Wichita Athlete of the Year”. Article

2014: American Association Championship, Wichita Wingnuts.

2013-2014: Australian Baseball League All-Star

2013: No hitter, Gateway Grizzlies. Article

2013: All-Star, Frontier League

2012-2013: MVP, Golden Grove Dodgers

2012-2013: Australian Baseball League All-Star

2012: All-Star, Frontier League

2010: Winning pitcher in Gulf Coast League Championship. Article


Personal

Education: Marketing Degree, Pittsburg State University

Hobbies and Interests: Travel

Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world

Recent injuries or illnesses: None


Signing Preferences

If a club pays Tim’s flights and provide accommodations, he would be willing to work if they can help with finding work.