Brooks Casey Pounders … resides in Temecula, Calif. in the offseason ... Attended Temecula Valley High School in California ... His father, Brad, played at University of California-Riverside and was a third-round selection in the 1984 draft by San Diego … his dad was inducted in UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame in '94 … played five seasons (1984-88) in the Padres' Minor League system.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A, but made 11 appearances with Los Angeles-AL ... Allowed 17 hits and 12 runs over 10.1 innings (10.45 ERA) with the Angels in five separate Major League stints ... Began season at Triple-A … recalled on April 23 … won April 25 vs. Oakland, allowing one hit over an inning ... Did not allow a run from April 29-June 12, a span of six innings ... Made 38 appearances, including two starts for Salt Lake … had a 3.16 ERA (25.2 IP, 9 ER) in 18 home games, a 2.10 ERA (25.2 IP, 6 ER) in 20 appearances on the road … limited right-handed batters to a .178 batting average (19-for-107) ... No earned runs in the second half for Salt Lake, allowing 10 hits and an unearned run from July 8-Sept. 3 ... Allowed a 1.64 ERA (11.0 IP, 2 ER) in five April games … allowed six hits and no runs with two saves in August over 11.0 innings ... Designated for assignment Sept. 8 … outrighted to Salt Lake on Sept. 15.
After opening year with Triple-A Omaha, made Major League debut with Royals July 5 at Toronto and allowed one earned run in two innings pitched...Named Triple-A Pitcher of the Year and earned Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star honors...Posted a 3.14 ERA in 31 outi ngs (seven starts) for Storm Chasers and averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings...Made permanent move to bullpen May 21 aft er starti ng seven of fi rst eight outi ngs with Omaha...Earned first Major League win in second career outi ng July 7 vs. Seatt le aft er working a scoreless ninth inning.
Missed the first two months of the season due to a shoulder strain, but returned to make eight starts at Double-A Northwest Arkansas ... Seven rehab appearances combined with Rookie Level Surprise, Short-Season Idaho Falls and High-A Wilmington ... Made seven quality starts in eight appearances at Northwest Arkansas … his 2.01 ERA (44.2 IP, 10 ER from Aug. 1 to the end of the season ranked seventh among Double-A pitchers that tossed at least 40.0 that span ... Earned a 6-3 win in Game 3 of the Texas League semifinals, helping the Naturals finish a three-game sweep of Arkansas … allowed three runs on four hits over 5.1 innings for his first postseason victory ... Made three starts for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, tossing 12.0 scoreless innings … allowed no walks and five hits, while recording 14 strikeouts.
Made nine appearances in 2014, coming off Tommy John surgery in the 2013 offseason ... In nine appearances (eight starts) between Idaho Falls and Wilmington, went 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA (30.2 IP, 15 ER).
Pitched the first no-hitter in Northwest Arkansas history on June 27 ... Allowed two base runners in his no-hitter, a fielding error in the third inning and a hit batsman in the fifth … retired the final 13 hitters in a row.
Was acquired by the Royals along with infielder Diego Goris on Dec. 8, 2011 from the Pirates in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro ... Split the season between Low-A Kane County and High-A Wilmington, setting career highs in wins (nine), starts (23), innings (134.0) and strikeouts (132).
Made a career-high 36 appearances, including one start, for West Virginia, posting a 3.68 ERA (66.0 IP, 27 ER).
Spent the entire season at Short-Season State College, making 16 appearances.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft, signed by Sean Campbell ... Made nine appearances, four starts, with the GCL Pirates, working 23.2 innings.