Brett Kennedy...is the son of Bernie and Cindy...has one brother, Chase, who played baseball at Haverford College... his two grandfathers served in the US Army and US Navy...attended Fordham University (NY) where he ranked second in strikeouts in Fordham history after three seasons and led the Atlantic 10 Conference in strikeouts (2015)... graduated from Atlantic City High School (NJ) and earned All-Cape Atlantic Honorable Mention as well as the "Mr. Baseball" award for the team...his favorite TV show is Westworld and his favorite movie is Forrest Gump. ..his all-time favorite baseball player is Roberto Clemente...roots for the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Spent the entire campaign with San Antonio (AA), earning a career-high 13 wins over 26 starts...Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending in 5/7 after tossing 13.0 shutout-innings in back-to-back starts, allowing just seven hits and two walks while earning the win in both appearances...Went 4-2 over six starts in May while pitching to a 2.14 ERA (8 ER, 33.2 IP) with 32 SO against six BB...Made one start during the Missions' postseason run, earning the win after pitching 5.1 IP of three-run ball on seven hits with four strikeouts...Was named a Texas League Post-Season All-Star.
Split the season between Fort Wayne (A) and Lake Elsinore (A), pitching to a combined 8-11 record and a 3.55 ERA (56 ER, 142.0 IP) with 147 SO against 51 BB...Earned California League Pitcher of the Week for Lake Elsinore for the week ending in 7/17, earning the win in back-to-back starts after allowing just one earned run over 12.1 IP with 15 SO. • His 3.80 ERA finished fifth among California League pitchers...Posted a 2-1 record with a 2.54 ERA (8 ER, 28.1 IP) in six starts for Fort Wayne before being promoted to Lake Elsino.
Made his professional debut with Tri-City (A), pitching to a 2.70 ERA (9 ER, 30.0 IP) over 12 games (nine starts) while limiting hitters to a .173 batting average...Pitched to a 1.08 ERA (2 ER, 16.2 IP) over six starts at home while holding opponents to a .132 clip...Made his first professional start on 7/7 at Salem-Keizer, allowing two earned runs on three hits over 2.2 IP with 3 strikeouts.