Brandon Alan Beachy…resides in Atlanta, GA…attended Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana and played college ball at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he was a third baseman and closer…originally signed by Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent in 2008 and signed by scout Gene Kerns.
Placed on the 15-Day DL on March 21 before being transferred to the 60-day DL on March 29, due to right elbow surgery...His second "Tommy John" surgery of his career was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on March 21...Made three Spring Training starts prior to the injury, going 1-0 and allowing two runs in 6.2 innings (2.70 ERA)...Saw his first postseason action and appeared in Games 2 and 3 of the National League Division Series against Atlanta
Returned from "Tommy John" surgery and was limited to five starts, going 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched, as his 2013 season was bookended with disabled list stints. Opened the year on the disabled list as he recovered from "Tommy John" surgery performed June 21, 2012. Was activated off the disabled list on 7/29 and made his first start of the season that evening (3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 5 K). After making his fifth start on 8/20, was shut down for the remainder of the season due to inflammation in his right elbow. Underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur and debride inflamed tissue performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., on 9/26. Posted a "quality start" in three of his five starts. Four of his five starts came against opponents from the National League East division (2-1, 2.73). Posted back-to-back wins, 8/9 and 8/14, allowing a combined two earned runs in 14.0 innings (1.29 ERA) . Made nine rehabilitation starts across three different levels during a two-month span, 5/24-7/24, compiling a 3-4 record with a 2.93 ERA over 40.0 innings pitched. He went 25 days, from 6/13 to 7/9, between starts due to inflammation in his elbow that caused a minor setback in his recovery.
Left 6/16's game vs. BAL after completing just 3.2 innings with right elbow inflammation. He retired his first 11 batters faced of the game, including five via strikeout, before walking his final batter faced. He underwent an MRI (on 6/18) which revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/16 and underwent successful "Tommy John" surgery on 6/21 to reconstruct the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The operation was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews. At the time of his surgery, he was tied for the Major-League-lead with a 1.98 ERA(17 ER/77.1 IP) and led the Majors with a .171 opponents' batting average (among qualifying starting pitchers). Posted a career-best five-game winning streak from 4/15-5/17. During the seven-start stretch, Beachy pitched to a 1.29 ERA while holding opponents to a .174 average and recording seven "quality" starts. Went 2-1 with a 1.05 ERA in April, followed by a 3-2, 2.23 mark in May. All six of his home runs allowed came against right-handed batters.
Had an impressive first full season with the Major League club, going 7-3 with a 3.68 ERA and striking out
169 batters, compared to 46 walks in 141. 2 IP...Paced the Braves pitching staff and ranked second among MLB rookie pitchers with 169 strikeouts
(Michael Pineda, 173)...Set the Braves franchise modern-era (since 1900) rookie strikeout mark for a single season with 169.
He trailed only Bill Stemmeyer for the franchise record (239 in 1886 with the Boston Beaneaters)...His SO/9 IP ratio of 10.74 ranked fourth all-time among rookie starting pitchers (min. 25 starts), behind only
Kerry Wood (12.58 in 1998), Dwight Gooden (11.39 in 1984) and Hideo Nomo (11.10 in 1995)...Averaged 10.74 strikeouts/9.0 IP, the top average among major league rookie starting pitchers. Also ranked
first in strikeout/walk ratio (3.67)...Registered a "quality start" in 14 of his 25 starts...Made three (consecutive) interleague starts 6/22-7/3, going 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA and a .222 opponents'
batting average...Fanned 10 batters en route to his third-career 10+ strikeout game on 9/12 vs. FLA. Also had 10+-strikeout
games on 6/22/11 vs. TOR and 8/9/11 at FLA...Recorded nine strikeouts in his start on 6/27 and he posted 11 K's in his start previous to that on 6/22 and,
according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Braves rookie in the modern era (since 1900) to record
20 or more strikeouts while winning consecutive starts...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 15, retroactive to May 14, with a left oblique strain that
was suffered in his second-inning at-bat on 5/13 vs. PHI. Made one rehabilitation start with Gwinnett (AAA)...Earned his first career win in his seventh career start on 4/19 at LAD (6.0 IP, 2 H2 BB, 7 K, 111 P)...Entered the 2011 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' eighth-best prospect.
Enters the 2011 campaign ranked by Baseball America as the Braves' eighth-best prospect...Pitched at three different levels going a combined 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA in 35 games (13 starts) at two minor league
stops (Mississippi-AA and Gwinnett-AAA) and 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts with the Major League Club...Made his Major League debut on 9/20 at PHI, replacing the injured Jair Jurrjens. He filled in to toss 4.1
innings while allowing three runs (one earned) in a 3-1 loss.Was participating in Atlanta's Instructional
League at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the time of his promotion...Led all qualifying minor league pitchers with a 1.73 ERA and ranked fourth in the Braves organization in
strikeouts with 148...His 1.02 WHIP topped all Braves farm hands and his .211 opponent's batting average ranked tied for third...His combined strikeout/walk ratio was 5.28 (148 K/28 BB) over 119.1 minor league innings pitched...Opened the season with Double-A Mississippi; promoted to Triple-A on 7/23...Earned Mississippi Pitcher of the Year honors. In 27 appearances (six starts) he went 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA
and once save while fanning 100 and walking only 22...Also tabbed by the Braves organization as the MS June Pitcher of the Month after posting a 1.71 ERA in
eight appearances (three starts) and holding opposing hitters to a .213 average...Went 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA and one save in eight appearances (seven starts) with Triple-A Gwinnett. He
struck out 48 batters while walking only six...Tossed one scoreless inning with two strikeouts in the Southern League All-Star Game.
Played at three stops in sophomore season...Opened the year with Rome (A) and made one appearance
with Mississippi (AA) in early June before finishing the season with Myrtle Beach (High-A)...Went 4-3-1
with a 3.46 ERA in 35 games (eight starts) with the three clubs...All eight of his starts came with MB.
Won two games in six relief appearances with Danville (R) in his first professional season...First
career win came in first professional outing, 7/26 vs. JCY (1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K).