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Full Name: Brandon Allen Falker Claussen Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/200 First Game: June 28, 2003
Birthdate: May 1, 1979 MLB Experience: 4 years
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota
Bat/Throw: Right/Left


Biography

Born on May 1, 1979 in Rapid City, South Dakota, Brandon Claussen (Brandon Allen Falker Claussen) played for the New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 4 year career. Claussen broke into the bigs on June 28, 2003 with the New York Yankees, and put up a 6.14 ERA in 66 innings pitched in 2004, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Brandon Claussen's best season was 2005, when he posted a 4.21 ERA, won 10 games and struck out 121 batters.

In 1997, Claussen graduated from Goddard High School in Roswell, New Mexico. One year later, he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 34th round of the 1998 MLB amateur draft. In 1999, he graduated from Howard Junior College in Big Spring, Texas. He played in the Yankees' minor league system until June 28, 2003, when he made his major league debut, as he was brought up to the major league level for a brief stint. On July 31, 2003, he was traded to Cincinnati Reds with Charlie Manning and cash for Aaron Boone. On January 12, 2007 he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
2003 NY A 1 1 1 0 1.42 5 2 1 0 0 0 6.1 8 1 1 0 0 0
2004 CIN N 14 14 2 8 6.14 45 50 45 0 0 0 66 80 9 35 2 3 2
2005 CIN N 29 29 10 11 4.21 121 89 78 0 0 0 166.2 178 24 57 5 2 7
2006 CIN N 14 14 3 8 6.19 57 56 53 0 0 0 77 93 14 28 1 2 6
Total NL 57 57 15 27 5.12 223 195 176 0 0 0 309.2 351 47 120 8 7 15
Total AL 1 1 1 0 1.42 5 2 1 0 0 0 6.1 8 1 1 0 0 0
Total 58 58 16 27 5.04 228 197 177 0 0 0 316 359 48 121 8 7 15

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
2003 NY A P 1 1 6.1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000
2004 CIN N P 14 14 66 1 5 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N P 29 29 166.2 5 19 1 1 0 0 12 1 1 .960
2006 CIN N P 14 14 77 7 14 0 2 0 0 7 3 1 1.000
Total P 58 58 316 13 39 1 3 0 2 28 4 2 .981

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
2003 NY A 1 4 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CIN N 14 19 1 2 0 0 .105 .150 .105 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 1
2005 CIN N 29 55 3 5 0 0 .091 .138 .091 0 0 3 22 0 6 0 0 0
2006 CIN N 14 21 1 2 0 1 .095 .095 .095 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 0 0
Total NL 57 95 5 9 0 1 .095 .131 .095 0 0 4 39 0 11 0 0 1
Total AL 1 4 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 58 99 5 10 0 2 .101 .136 .101 0 0 4 40 0 11 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Yankees in the 34th round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1998 - signed May 20, 1999).
  • Traded by New York Yankees with Charlie Manning and cash to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Aaron Boone (July 31, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (December 12, 2006).

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