Brett Thomas Graves...in three seasons at Missouri, posted 9-16 record and 4.39 ERA (211.0/103)...graduated from Francis Howell High School in 2011...was state champion in senior season, earning First Team Louisville Slugger All-American honors, All-Metro Player of the Year honors and Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year honors after going 9-1 with a 1.95 ERA.
Made just 14 appearances between Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland due to lower leg injury. Combined to go 1-1 with 4.47 ERA (56.1 ip/28 er)...Began season at Stockton with no record and 2.55 ERA (24.2/7) in seven appearances (four starts)...In four starts, allowed just two runs (none earned) over 15.1 innings with two walks and 16 strikeouts. In three relief appearances, allowed seven runs over 9.1 innings (6.75 ERA) with one walk and 13 strikeouts...Tossed 4.0 scoreless frames in first start, April 7 vs. Rancho Cucamonga. Didn't allow a hit or walk and struck out five...Made first relief appearance in next outing, April 11 vs. Modesto. Allowed one run and five hits while striking out four and walking none over 3.1 innings...In second start, April 15 at San Jose, tossed 4.0 scoreless innings, while allowing three hits and one walk with two strikeouts...Promoted to Midland on May 6 and made first career appearance at Double-A level on May 7 vs. Frisco. Went 5.0 innings and allowed one run on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts...Tossed season-high 5.2 innings in May 22 win vs. San Antonio. Held Missions scoreless on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts...Struck out season-high six in next start, May 27 at Northwest Arkansas, with a season-high three walks...In only relief appearance with Rockhounds, surrendered 12 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over 5.0 innings vs. NW Arkansas on June 2...Placed on seven-day disabled list on June 14 with a lower leg injury and missed remainder of season.