Brian Matthew Duensing (born February 22, 1983) is a free agent American professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. Listed at 6' 3"', 190 lb. , he bats left and throws right-handed.
Duensing was drafted by the Cubs in the second round of the 2005 MLB draft. He made his major league debut on April 17, 2013 against the San Diego Padres.
He was traded to the Pirates prior to the 2018 season after signing as a free agent with Pittsburgh earlier that year.
In 2019, he was 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 46 innings pitched between the Cubs and Pirates. He also struck out 45 batters while walking 21 opponents.
Duensing is from Elkhorn, Nebraska and attended Creighton University before being drafted by the Cubs. As a Cub, he has worn number 44 since joining the team in 2014.
He is the younger brother of former major league pitcher Matt Duensing. They are both of Czech descent through their mother.
Brian Duensing married his wife, Kaitlyn, in June 2010.
Toggle navigation: Toggle search for Ryan Matthew Goins (born February 13, 1988) is an American professional baseball second baseman and shortstop who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. He has played for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Ryan Goins graduated from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006. A two-time All-State selection at both short stop and third base, he committed to play college baseball at Maryland after signing with the Terrapins in June 2006. However, Goins failed to make the team as a freshman when he batted just.263 with six RBI's and five stolen bases in 57 games.
He spent his sophomore season at Maryland in 2008, hitting.443 with 12 homers and 69 RBI's before being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. Goins signed with Toronto on July 2, 2009, for a $1.5 million bonus that ranked as the highest ever given out by the Blue Jays. He made his major league debut on August 5, 2011 vs New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. In his rookie season, Goins hit.276 with nine HR's and 62 RBI's in 136 games.
After three more seasons with the Blue Jays in which he struggled at the plate, they traded him to the Kansas City Royals in December 2014 for right-handed pitcher Daniel Norris.
Papelbon, Jonathan Jonathan Robert Papelbon (/'paep@lban/; born November 23, 1980) is a former professional baseball relief pitcher from the United States. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.
He was the youngest player to appear in a World Series game at the age of 22 years, 269 days when he started an inning for the Phillies against Florida Marlins in Game 3. This record was later broken by Jake Peavy of the San Diego Padres (22 years, 279 days).
Papelbon made his MLB debut on September 1, 2005, against the Marlins. He earned his first win two days later against the Houston Astros.
In 2006, Papelbon had a 2.88 ERA in 79 innings pitched with the Phillies. He finished second in voting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award behind Colorado Rockies outfielder Aaron Rowand.
In 2007, Papelbon had a 13-10 record with a 2.91 ERA in 313 innings pitched. He led all NL relievers with nine saves and was named to the All-Star Game.
In 2008, Papelbon had a 12-8 record with a 2.96 ERA in 316 innings pitched.
Colbert Michael "Cole" Hamels (born December 27, 1983) is a free agent American professional baseball pitcher. He has played for the Philadelphia Phillies (2006–2015), Texas Rangers (2015–2018), Chicago Cubs (2018–2019), and Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Phillies selected him with the eighth pick of the 2006 MLB draft.
He debuted on August 24, 2006, against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. In this game he got his first career win after pitching seven innings while giving up two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five. The Phils would go on to lose 1-4 that day in front of a crowd of 44,622. This was also his first start of the season and not a relief appearance.
Hamels is an ace pitcher who has won multiple awards including the National League MVP Award and the Cy Young Award. He has also been named to three All-Star Games (2010, 2012, 2014).
As of 2019, his career record is 180-96 with a 3.72 ERA in 381 games (four seasons, 181 games started). He has 1240 strikeouts in 1588.2 innings pitched.
Hamels has been praised for his command of all four pitches he uses: two-seam fastball, cutter, curveball, and changeup.
Ryan Edward Flaherty (born July 27, 1986) is a free agent American professional baseball infielder. From 2012 through 2017, he was a member of the Baltimore Orioles, and in 2018, he was a member of the Atlanta Braves.
Ryan Edward Flaherty (born July 27, 1986) is a former professional baseball player and current coach in the United States. He works as an advanced scout and development coach for the Major League Baseball San Diego Padres (MLB). He played for the Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, and Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball.
What Happened to Jim Abbott, MLB's One-Handed Pitcher? Mike Thomas on March 26, 2020 Talk about conquering challenges. Jim Abbott was born without a right hand yet pitched in the major leagues for ten seasons from 1989 to 1999. Abbott played for four different clubs, the majority of which were with the California Angels, which he created...
He was 28 years old when he made his debut on April 17, 1989. He went 8-8 that season with a 3.12 ERA and one save in 77 games (seven starts). In 1990, his first full season, he went 15-6 with a 2.83 ERA and two more saves in 78 games (seven starts). In 1991, his last season with the Angels, he had another great year, going 20-4 with a 2.45 ERA and five saves in 76 games (six starts). He finished second in MVP voting that year.
Abbott started the 1992 season by winning his first three decisions before losing six straight games. He returned to form after that rough start and went 7-1 down the stretch to finish with a 14-5 record and 3.06 ERA. He saved 33 games in total, third most in the American League.
In 1993, his final season with the Angels, he went 16-7 with a 2.77 ERA and three saves in 75 games (four starts). He finished fourth in MVP voting that year.
Andrew Painter of Pompano Beach, Florida. Andy is the entire deal and the top high school pitcher available in this year's draft. He goes by the nickname "Painter" and his last name comes from his father, who died when he was young. Andrew has a brother named Grant who is also an excellent pitcher. They lived in California for a while because their father worked for Paramount Pictures. He then moved to South Florida where the family business now operates a baseball academy called the American Baseball School.
Andy first came on our radar when he pitched two perfect innings against Miami Coral Reef High School in the 1st round of the 2011 National High School Baseball Championship. He struck out seven batters without allowing any hits. The next day, he threw another complete game as Coral Reef lost 2-1. That year, he had a 12-0 record with a 0.56 earned run average (ERA) and 105 strikeouts in 79/3 innings. As a senior, he went 10-0 with a 1.18 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 82/3 innings.
He is considered one of the best high school pitchers in the country and has been ranked as the number one overall prospect by several major league teams.