Brent Wayne Headrick (pronounced HED-rick)...Twitter: @BrentHeadrick...Instagram: @brentheadrick...attended Reed-Custer High School in hometown of Braidwood, IL...was three-year starter for baseball team...named the Class 2A Player of the Year...earned All-Area and All-Conference honors all three years...served as team captain and named MVP final two seasons...team won conference title as a senior...also a three-year member of school’s basketball team; earned All-State honors junior and senior years, and All-Area and All-Conference honors all three years...made a school-record 127 three-pointers as a junior, then tied for 17th-highest single-season total in state history...team won regional championships three-straight years...also a member of school’s golf team for two years...earned All-Academic honors in all three sports played... received all-state academic nomination...pitched three seasons collegiately at Illinois State University from 2017-19...went 14-12, 4.55 ERA (205.2 IP, 104 ER) with 70 walks and 193 strikeouts in 42 career games (39 starts) for the Redbirds...named 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and 2019 All-MVC First Team...was named to the 2019 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team and 2019 MVC All-Tournament Team...favorite musical artist is Lil Wayne and favorite restaurant is Chipotle.
Began season with High-A Cedar Rapids...Named Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Week three times on season (May 1 with Cedar Rapids, Sept. 4 and Sept. 25 with Wichita), tying Louie Varland and David Festa for most in 2022...Struck out regular season-high 10 batters twice: May 4 vs. Quad Cities (with Cedar Rapids) and Aug. 18 vs. Tulsa (with Wichita)…Placed on 7-day Injured List on July 1 after testing positive for COVID-19; reinstated July 10...Promoted to Double-A Wichita July 23...Allowed seven runs over 2.1 innings pitched in first appearance with Wind Surge, but posted a 3.54 ERA (40.2 IP, 16 ER) in nine games to finish season...Started the do-or-die game for Wind Surge in Game 2 of the Texas League Championship on Sept. 27 vs. Frisco, pitching 7.0 shutout innings, with three hits allowed, tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts...Wichita lost 7-5 in 10 innings, ending their season...Combined to go 10-5, 3.32 ERA (108.1 IP, 40 ER) with 40 walks, 136 strikeouts and a .224 opponents batting average in 25 games (23 starts) between both levels...held right-handed batters to a .216 average, compared to .242 vs. left-handers...Ranked second among Twins minor leaguers in strikeouts (136), trailing only Louie Varland (146); also second in innings pitched (108.1)…tied for first in wins (10) with Kody Funderburk and in starts (23) with Varland...Added to Twins 40-man roster Nov. 15...Named left-handed starting pitcher on Twins’ MiLB.com organizational All-Star team...Ranked as 25th-best prospect in Twins system by MLB.com, entering 2023.
Split the season between Rookie GCL Twins and Low-A Fort Myers, going 3-5, 3.82 ERA (61.1 IP, 26 ER) with 33 walks and 86 strikeouts in 15 games (14 starts)...named Twins minor league Pitcher of the Week May 9...struck out minor league career-high of 11 batters June 6 vs. St. Lucie (5.0 IP).
Did not play professionally after minor league season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Began professional career with Rookie-Elizabethton and appeared in just three games (2 starts), pitching 3.2 innings from Aug. 21-27.