Full name is Brian Thomas Bogusevic...Last name is pronounced "boh-guh-SEH-vick." Married Kelley Smith on 11/9/13...The couple has a daughter, Lillian (born June 2016). Signed by Mike Rosamond (Astros). Graduated from Tulane University in 2005...Named a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American and a First Team All-Conference USA pitcher in 2005. Graduated in 2001 from De La Salle Institute (IL)...Named 2001 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year and earned the Tony Lawless Award as the MVP of the Chicago Catholic League.
Appeared in 60 games for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan's Pacific League...16 of his 32 hits went for extra bases (12 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR).
Was a spring training non-roster invitee with the Phillies. Homered in his 1st and last ML games of the season (9/7 vs. ATL & 10/3 vs. MIA)...Hit safely in 11 of his 14 ML starts. Named IL Player of the Week for 5/4-10 (11-for-26, 4 2B, HR, 9 R, 6 RBI). Following the season, played in 20 games with Los Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League. Signed a 1-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan's Pacific League on 12/18.
Had 2 DL stints due to a broken right shin (5/29-6/10 and 6/23-8/2). Hit an 11th-inning, walk-off HR on 8/18 vs. Reno. In his final game of the season (9/1 vs. Memphis), went 4-for-4 with 2 2B, HR, 3 R. Signed by PHI as a minor league free agent on 10/22.
Began season with Triple-A Iowa prior to having contract selected by Cubs on June 25. Boasted .317 average (84x265) with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 79 Triple-A games... Appeared at all three outfield positions while with Iowa, committing just one error in 168 total chances (.994), while also recording six assists... Tallied a season-long, 11-game hitting streak from April 20-30, batting .475 (19x40) with one home run and five RBI over streak... Upon arrival to Chicago on June 25, hit safely in 13 of first 17 games through August 23, posting .302 average (19x63) over that span... Landed on 15-day disabled list on July 19 (retro to July 15) after straining hamstring in July 14 contest against St. Louis. Hit .400 (10x25) with five RBI in seven games with rookie-level Mesa prior to being activated from DL on August 19... Walked career-high three times on August 25 at PETCO Park.
Spent the season exclusively in the majors for the first time in his career ... he batted .203 (72-for-355) with nine doubles, two
triples, seven home runs and 28 RBI in a career-high 146 contests for Houston. ...His 146 games played ranked second on the club (Jose Altuve, 147).
...Recorded a career-high 15 stolen bases ... was successful in 12 of his
final 13 attempts dating to May 5.
...Made 73 starts in right field and 10 in center field.
...Appeared in 36 games as a pinch-hitter, posting a .242 average (8-for-
33) with a .306 on-base percentage, one home run and five RBI.
...Was on the back end of back-to-back home runs with Carlos Lee after
starting in right field on Opening Day, April 6 vs. Colorado.
...Made his first major league pitching appearance, June 7 vs. St. Louis, in
a 14-2 setback ... allowed two runs in 1.0 inning of work.
...The previous Astros position player to pitch was Kevin Cash, May
29, 2010 at Cincinnati.
...Collected the second walk-off hit of his career, August 10 vs. Milwaukee,
an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th.
...Registered a season-high six game hitting streak, May 7-13 ... batted
.389 (7-for-18) with two RBI during the run.
...Logged a .308 batting average (8-for-26) with one home run and four
RBI as the number eight hitter in the lineup.
Despite appearing in 19 games for Houston in 2010, was still considered a rookie in 2011...posted a .805 OPS in 87 games
in 2011...his nine outfield assists in just 53 games were T-11th in the NL and T-2nd on the club with Hunter Pence...were also
T-3rd in franchise history among rookies with Ron Davis (1966), trailing only Greg Gross (15, 1974) and Willy Taveras (10, 2005)...
hit .317 (38x120) with four homers, 14 RBI and a .362 OBP in his final 43 games of the season...raised his season average from
.205 to .287 in that span...ranked 11th in the NL in batting average as a PH with a .303 avg...was 10x33 with five RBI and three
walks as a PH in 2011...was also eighth in the NL with a .455 slugging pct. as a PH...hit a pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam on Aug.
16 vs. CHC off Carlos Marmol, marking his first career pinch-hit HR, first grand slam and only the second HR of his career...was
the first PH, walk-off grand slam by an Astro since Gregg Zaun on June 27, 2002 vs. ARI and the first in the Majors since ATL's
Brooks Conrad hit one on May 20, 2010 vs. CIN (source: Elias)...the Astros last non-PH, walk-off grand slam was on July 28, 2007
by Carlos Lee...had 35 starts: four in LF, 31 in RF...appeared in 53 total games defensively...as a starter, hit .282 (35x124) with 12
doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and 11 walks...recalled from Triple A on Aug. 1 and finished the season at the Major League level...
had three stints with HOU in 2011, also April 26-May 25 and June 29-July 22...in 57 games with OKC, hit .264 with 11 doubles,
three homers and 35 RBI...played for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican League and hit .317 (38x120) with four home runs and 12 RBI in 33 games.
Appeared in 19 games for Houston in his first Major League season, hitting .179 (5x28) with three doubles and three
RBI...started six games in the outfield in 2010 at each of the three positions: three in LF, two in CF and one in RF...started five
of the Astros last 13 games of the season...made his big league debut on September 1 vs. St. Louis after being recalled from
Triple A earlier that day...as a pinch-hitter that game, grounded into a fielder's choice to reach first base...later recorded his first
MLB stolen base and run scored. ..was 3x9 (.333) with three RBI in 11 games as a pinch-hitter... at Triple A Round Rock, hit .277
(139x502) with 26 doubles, 13 homers and 57 RBI in 131 games... went 23-for-24 in stolen base attempts, while compiling a
.365 on-base percentage... hit .262 (96x367) with 11 homers and 37 RBI against right-handed pitchers this season... posted a
.319 (43x135) average vs. left-handers... was originally selected to the 2010 Pacific Coast League All-Star team but did not play
because of a minor medical procedure... was replaced on the team by RHP Josh Banks.
Among Astros prospects, named the organization's Best Hitter for Average and the club's No. 4 prospect overall
by Baseball America entering the 2009 season...spent his first Spring Training with the Major League club, appearing in
17 games and hitting .276 (7x28) with three RBI...spent his entire regular season with Triple A Round Rock...went on to
hit .271 (141x520) with six home runs and 53 RBI in his first full regular season as a position player...posted a .342 on-base
percentage and stole 22 bases in 25 attempts...led the club in games played (138), walks (53), and OBP and shared the
club lead in runs scored (68)...played left field (78g) and center field (59g) defensively, posting a .983 fielding percentage
in the outfield...primarily hit third in the Express' lineup (92g), but did leadoff in 36 games, posting a .311 (46x148)
average with a .386 OBP...named the Express' Offensive Player of the Month for July after hitting .277 (28x101) with 10
RBI in the month...following the regular season, played for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League and hit .231
(12x52) in 13 games for the Indios
Hit .347 (51x147) with four home runs and 26 RBI in 50 games between Salem and Corpus Christi...began the season
in the Hooks' starting rotation and made 17 starts, compiling a 2-6 record and a 5.50 ERA (54ER/88.1IP)...made his last
start of the season on July 3 at Tulsa and picked up the loss after allowing five runs in 4.0 innings...sent to Salem and
appeared in eight games as the team's right fielder, hitting .217 (5x23) with a homer and six RBI...promoted back to
Corpus Christi on July 21 and finished the season as the club's center fielder...played in 25 games in August, his first full
month as a position player, and earned Corpus Christi's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Month honors after hitting
.411 (37x90) with one home run and 14 RBI...recorded multi-hit games in six of his last seven regular season games...
following the season, played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League and hit .338 (25x74) with 14 RBI in
22 games...2007: Led the Avalanche with nine wins and posted a 4.01 ERA (51ER/114.1IP) in 21 starts for Salem...earned
Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors (May 7-13) after going 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA (1ER/14IP) in two starts...promoted
to Corpus Christi to end the season and made six starts for the Hooks, posting a 7.40 ERA (20ER/24.1IP)...2006: Made 17
starts for Lexington, posting a 2-5 record and a 4.73 ERA (37ER/70.1IP)...tabbed by Baseball America as the Astros ninthbest
prospect prior to the season...2005: Coming off his collegiate season in which he started 19 games and pitched
130.1 innings for Tulane, Bogusevic made his professional debut with Tri-City in late July and appeared in 13 games as
Led the Avalanche with nine wins and posted a 4.01 ERA (51ER/114.1IP)
in 21 starts for Salem...earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors (May 7-13) after going 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA
(1ER/14IP) in two starts...promoted to Corpus Christi to end the season and made six starts for the Hooks, posting a 7.40
Made 17 starts for Lexington, posting a 2-5 record and a 4.73 ERA (37ER/70.1IP)...tabbed by
Baseball America as the Astros ninth-best prospect prior to the season
Coming off his collegiate season in which
he started 19 games and pitched 130.1 innings for Tulane, Bogusevic made his professional debut with Tri-City in late
July and appeared in 13 games as a reliever.