Full name is Brandon Paul League…resides in Encinitas, Calif., during the offseason with wife, Sasha and daughters, Skylar, Lexi and Cali Sol...Graduated from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2001…a three-time all-state selection in baseball during high school…Named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2001…also played football in high school.
Did not pitch professionally.
Opened the year on the 15-day disabled list with the Los Angeles Dodgers (right shoulder impingement)...Did not pitch in the Major Leagues, making 10 rehab appearances with Oklahoma City (AAA) and Rancho Cucamonga (A) before being released on July 10.
Went 2-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 63 relief appearances...made more than 60 appearances for the fifth time in his career...Saw decreases in ERA, WHIP, opponents' batting average, opponents' slugging percentage and home runs allowed from 2013...Did not allow an earned run in 16 consecutive appearances (22.0 IP) from April 16-May 28, the longest such streak of his career by innings pitched...Closed the regular season by tossing scoreless relief in his last nine appearances after Sept. 7 (8.0 IP)...Forced 15 groundball double-plays, the most of any MLB reliever in 2014...Led the National League and ranked second among MLB relievers with a 67.5 groundball percentage...Made eight appearances of 2.0 or more innings (season long: 2.1 innings, May 9 vs. SF) and tossed scoreless relief in each of those outings (16.1 IP)...Did not allow a home run in 63.0 innings pitched this year, down from eight the year before...Appeared in postseason for the first time in his career and pitched in all four games of the National League Division Series against St. Louis…earned the win in Game 2 in Los Angeles, tossing a scoreless eighth inning and ending the frame with a double play
Opened the season as the Dodger closer and was successful in 14 of his first 18 save opportunities through June 15, but had a 5.54 ERA (16 ER/26.0 IP) in those 26 appearances…through his first 26 appearances, opponents were batting .308 (32-for-104) against him, while he posted a 1.54 WHIP... Had his best month of the season in July, when he went 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA (3 ER/9.1 IP) in eight appearances... Fared well against the American League, going 2-0 with two saves and a 1.93 ERA (2 ER/9.1 IP) in nine Interleague appearances... Ranked ninth among NL relievers with a 75.0 groundball percentage.
Went a combined 2-6 with 15 saves in 21 opportunities and a 3.13 ERA in 74 games with Los Angeles and
Seattle...acquired by the Dodgers on July 30 in exchange for minor league outfielder Leon Landry and minor
league right-hander Logan Bawcom. Allowed just one home run in 72.0 combined innings...was
the only pitcher in the Majors in 2012 to throw 70.0 or more
innings and allow less than two home runs. Overall, limited opposing hitters to a .246 batting average,
including a .208 mark against right-handers (30-for-144)...
held opponents to a .183 batting average (17-for-93) as
a Dodger, including a .100 mark with runners in scoring
position (2-for-20). Tossed scoreless relief in 23 of 28 appearances with
Los Angeles, including 20 of his last 21 games to end
the season...allowed just one run in 22.1 innings in 21
appearances from Aug. 21-conclusion of the season (0.40
ERA), limiting opponents to a .114 batting average (8-for-
70) and striking out 22 in that span...tossed 12.1 scoreless
frames from Aug. 21-Sept. 13 Overall, allowed just three of 16 inherited runners to score (18.8%). Ranked sixth in the NL (min. 10.0 IP) with a 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in September and October. As a Dodger, went 2-0 with two saves, a 1.53 ERA (3 ER/17.2 IP) and a .172 opponents' batting average in 18
Ranked amongst American League relievers in games finished (60, 2nd), saves (37, 3rd), games (65, T18th) and ERA (2.79, 20th)...Selected to play in the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix (1.0,2,1,1,0,1)...pitched the 7th inning in AL 5-1 loss to NL...Recorded 37 saves, 4th-most (tied) in single-season club history...Converted 37 of 42 save opps (88.1 %), 6th-highest percentage in club history (min. 20 saves)...Saved 37 of the Mariners 67 wins (55.2%), the highest percentage in team history (Guardado, 2005, 36 of 69, 52.1 %)...Went 0-4 with 3 blown saves (10 ER, 3.0 IP) in 4 consecutive appearances May 8-13...first reliever in club history to record a loss in 4 consecutive outings...suffered 3 straight defeats in walk-off fashion: 5/10 at Baltimore, 5/12 at Baltimore, 5/13 at Cleveland...Posted 1.19 ERA (6 ER, 45.1 IP) over final 47 appearances and was 28-for-30 in save opps following 4 straight blown saves, May 8-13..Converted 14 straight save opps May 17-July 4, combining to not allow an ER in 20 G (19.2 IP)...6th-longest streak by a Mariners reliever without allowing an ER...Opened season going 9-for-9 in save opps in first 14 appearances (2.08 ERA, 10 K, 2 BB)...Prior to 2011 had recorded only 8 Major League saves with the Blue Jays and Mariners.
Led all American League relievers in
wins (9) and ranked 2nd with 79.0 IP
and T10th in appearances (70).
... Was 6-3, 2.88 in 36 games in Safeco
Field compared to 3-4 with 6 saves
and a 3.99 ERA on the road.
... Did not allow an earned run in 55 of
70 games; allowed 1 ER or less in 64
of 70 appearances.
... Stranded 17 of 26 (65.4%) of
... Worked 2.0+ innings in 9 games and
was 2-1, 0.96 (2 ER in 18.2 IP).
... Had pair of saves: May 11 at BAL and June 26 at MIL.
... Was the winning pitcher on Opening Day, April 5 at Oakland (1.0,0,0,0,1,0).
... Tied for Major League lead among relievers with 3 wins in April.
... Worked 1.2 IP (4 BF) in SV #1 May 11 at BAL; was first save since 8/13/08 at DET.
... From May 31-July 6 was 1-0, 1.72 (3 ER, 15.2 IP) over 16 appearances ... struck out 14
and notched 4 holds.
... Was 4-0 with 2 saves and a 0.70 ERA (2 ER, 25.2 IP) in 21 games July 11-Sept. 3.
Posted career-highs in appearances
(67), innings (74.2) and strikeouts
(76)...Spent entire season with Toronto,
marking first time he has not spent
time in the minors...Ranked 2nd among Blue Jays
relievers in appearances and
innings...led in strikeouts...Recorded 2.33 ground balls to
every fly ball, ranking 8th among AL
relievers...Posted a 2.30 ERA (8 ER, 31.1 IP)
and a .194 opponents average (21x108) on grass, compared to a 6.23 ERA and .297
opponents average on turf...Finished the season not allowing an earned run over his last 7 outings...posted a 1.42
ERA (2 ER, 13.2 IP) over 13 appearances in September/October.
Appeared in 6 games before the All-Star break and 25 after...posted a 1.42 ERA
(4 ER, 25.1 IP) in 25 appearances following the All-Star break...tossed 14.2 innings of
scoreless ball from July 21-Aug. 23, covering 12 games...held right-handed hitters to
a .200 average...collected his first save of the season and 2nd of his career, Aug. 13 at
Detroit...made 20 appearances for Syracuse (AAA) recording 2 saves.
On Apr. 5 was placed on the 15-day disabled
list (right shoulder)...On May 29 was transferred from the
15-day to the 60-day disabled list...In 18 games on a rehab
assignment split between Dunedin (A), New Hampshire
(AA) & Syracuse (AAA), posted a record of 1-0 with an ERA
of 3.32 (8ER/21.2IP)...BACK IN THE BIGS: July 15 was returned
from Major League rehab assignment & activated off
the 60-day DL...On July 16 at NYY made his 1st appearance
since Sept. 28, 2006 at DET...Appeared in seven
games before being placed back on the 15-day DL
(strained right oblique) on Aug. 5...During a rehabilitation
assignment, made four appearances between the GCL
Blue Jays, Dunedin & New Hampshire, going 0-1 with a 3.60
ERA (5IP/2ER)...Made seven September appearances,
holding the opposition scoreless in six of the outings.
Compiled a record of 1-2 with a 2.53 ERA in a career
high 33 appearances with Toronto...On Aug. 7 vs. BAL
worked a career high 4.0 innings, without allowing a hit, for
his 1st career save... The 4.0 innings of work represented
the most by a Blue Jays reliever this season...Since his recall
on July 8, had produced an ERA of 2.52 in his next 27
appearances (10 ER/35.2 IP... Sept. 4 vs. CLE earned his
1st win of the season (1.0IP, H, K) & 1st since Aug. 16, 2005
at LAA...Held the opposition to a batting average of .214
(.276 vs. LH & .178 vs. RH)... Owned an ERA of 2.11
(5 ER/21.1 IP) on the road (.205 OBA)... Was 3rd on the
Club with 12 holds... Was 21 of 33 in first batter efficiency
(63.6%)... Began the '06 season with the Syracuse Chiefs
(AAA) after being optioned by Toronto on Mar. 17... In 31
games with Syracuse, posted a record of 3-2 with a
2.14 ERA including eight saves... Was the Minor League
"Star of the Month" for the SkyChiefs in June, going 0-0 (five
saves) with a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances.
Went 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in five April appearances...
April 20, was optioned to Syracuse (AAA)... Was recalled
by the Blue Jays on July 9... Was 1-0 with a 6.49 ERA in 15
appearances after his recall... Worked 1.0 IP or more in 18
of his 20 games... Worked 2.0IP or more in 10 of his 20 appearances...
August 16 at LAA collected his 1st win of the
season (2nd career)... In seven September appearances,
had an ERA of 3.46 (13.0IP/5ER)... Opponents batted
.302... LH hitters batted .333, while RH hitters batted .269... Opponents batted .267 at Rogers Centre and .329 on the
road... Surrendered eight home runs, five to LH hitters...
Was 4-4 with a 5.71 ERA in 19 games (10 starts) at Syracuse
(AAA)... Threw 63 innings, striking out 35 batters, while
walking 18... Had one quality start... Was 1-4 with a
7.04 ERA as a starter. Was 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA as a reliever.
Had his contract purchased by the Blue Jays on
Sept. 20... Sept. 21 at NYY made his ML debut with 1.1
scoreless innings of relief (1H)... Pitched out of a bases
load, two out jam... Became the 11th player to make his Major
League debut with the Blue Jays in 2004, matching the
Club record set in 2002... Was the 16th rookie used by the
Blue Jays in 2004, two short of the club mark set in 2002...
Picked up his first ML win on Sept. 27 at BAL with 2.2 scoreless
innings (1H, K)... Did not allow a run in his three appearances
(4.2IP)... Spent the entire minor league season
with New Hampshire (AA)... Posted a 2-1 record with a save
and a 1.50 ERA in four postseason appearances, including
one start... Named as the series MVP of the Eastern League
Championship Final... Ranked 17th in Baseball America's
year-end list of the top 20 prospects in the Eastern
Promoted to Dunedin of the Class A Florida State
League on June 13... Went 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA over four
starts, July 2-20... Posted a win in his only postseason
start... Ranked tenth on Baseball America's listing of the top
ten prospects in the Blue Jays organization heading into
Went 1-0 without allowing an earned run in any of his
first three starts (16 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 12 SO)... Posted a
5-0 mark with a 2.08 ERA in eight games, July 14-August
19, and won four straight starts from August 4-19... Led the
league in games started (16) and was fourth in innings
pitched (85 2/3).
Picked up first career win with five scoreless innings
(2 H, 0 BB, 5 SO) for rookie-level Medicine Hat in a victory
against Idaho Falls August 3.