Angels pitching prospect Ryan Brasier discusses his Arizona Fall League experience
How I got here
My name is Ryan Brasier, and I’m a right-handed pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be staying in Mesa, Arizona representing the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, and I’m here to share my AFL experiences with you. So please, feel free to check in every week and ask me questions about anything you might wanna know regarding the Fall League or myself. I’m here so you guys can get a feel on how the Fall League is treating me or which beautiful Arizona golf course I’ll be playing on our Sunday off days. By the way, if you have any good suggestions on golf courses let me know, because I’m always ready for a new challenge. So here we go.
So, to start, I’m from Wichita Falls, Tx, where I was born and raised. After high school I attended Weatherford College where the Los Angeles Angels drafted me in the 6th round as a right handed pitcher in the 2007 draft. In my first season with the Orem Owls I was fortunate enough to win a Pioneer League championship with an awesome group of guys. I have been lucky enough to move up a level every year, and after i spent the 2009 season with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, I was promoted once again the following year. I spent this whole season with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. I was a starting pitcher all year long, and being able to have that same role in the prestigious AFL is just awesome! From what I hear, the AFL is a very tough league made up of some of the minor leagues best players, and I look forward to facing the tough competition.
For now, thats all I have. I’ll be back next week with a update on how the team is doing, and hopefully will have a few interesting stories regarding the first week of games.