Brandon League

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Brandon League MLB Career Stats

498 27-35 3.65 532.0 375 1.33

Brandon League Bio

  • Full Name: Brandon Paul League
  • Born: 3/16/1983 in Sacramento, CA
  • Draft: 2001, Toronto Blue Jays, 2nd rd. (59th overall)
  • High School: Saint Louis School, Honolulu, HI
  • Debut: 9/21/2004
  • Last Game: 9/27/2014
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MLB Career Stats 27 35 3.65 498 0 74 532.0 375 1.33


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Brandon League Stats

*Since 2006

Brandon League Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Brandon League Statcast Events


Brandon League Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Seattle AL

Brandon League Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2010 6 20th in AL
2011 37 3rd in AL
2012 9 18th in AL
2013 14 18th in NL


Season G Rank
2009 67 21st in AL
2010 70 10th in AL
2011 65 18th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2006 12 25th in AL

Brandon League Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 7, 2017 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Brandon League to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
July 10, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers released RHP Brandon League.
July 3, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Brandon League for assignment.
June 19, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers sent RHP Brandon League on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
June 7, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers sent RHP Brandon League on a rehab assignment to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
April 26, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers transferred RHP Brandon League from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right shoulder impingement
April 5, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Brandon League on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Right shoulder impingement
April 5, 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Brandon League on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Right shoulder impingement.
October 21, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers activated RHP Brandon League.
October 3, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned RHP Brandon League to the minor leagues.
July 31, 2012 Seattle Mariners traded RHP Brandon League to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Logan Bawcom and CF Leon Landry.
December 23, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays Traded RHP Brandon League to Seattle Mariners; Lansing Lugnuts Traded RF Johermyn Chavez to Clinton LumberKings and Seattle Mariners Traded RHP Brandon Morrow to Toronto Blue Jays.

Brandon Paul League Bio Info

Full name is Brandon Paul League…resides in Encinitas, Calif., during the offseason with wife, Sasha and daughters, Skylar, Lexi and Cali Sol...Graduated from St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2001…a three-time all-state selection in baseball during high school…Named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2001…also played football in high school.


Did not pitch professionally.


Opened the year on the 15-day disabled list with the Los Angeles Dodgers (right shoulder impingement)...Did not pitch in the Major Leagues, making 10 rehab appearances with Oklahoma City (AAA) and Rancho Cucamonga (A) before being released on July 10.


Went 2-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 63 relief appearances...made more than 60 appearances for the fifth time in his career...Saw decreases in ERA, WHIP, opponents' batting average, opponents' slugging percentage and home runs allowed from 2013...Did not allow an earned run in 16 consecutive appearances (22.0 IP) from April 16-May 28, the longest such streak of his career by innings pitched...Closed the regular season by tossing scoreless relief in his last nine appearances after Sept. 7 (8.0 IP)...Forced 15 groundball double-plays, the most of any MLB reliever in 2014...Led the National League and ranked second among MLB relievers with a 67.5 groundball percentage...Made eight appearances of 2.0 or more innings (season long: 2.1 innings, May 9 vs. SF) and tossed scoreless relief in each of those outings (16.1 IP)...Did not allow a home run in 63.0 innings pitched this year, down from eight the year before...Appeared in postseason for the first time in his career and pitched in all four games of the National League Division Series against St. Louis…earned the win in Game 2 in Los Angeles, tossing a scoreless eighth inning and ending the frame with a double play


Opened the season as the Dodger closer and was successful in 14 of his first 18 save opportunities through June 15, but had a 5.54 ERA (16 ER/26.0 IP) in those 26 appearances…through his first 26 appearances, opponents were batting .308 (32-for-104) against him, while he posted a 1.54 WHIP... Had his best month of the season in July, when he went 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA (3 ER/9.1 IP) in eight appearances... Fared well against the American League, going 2-0 with two saves and a 1.93 ERA (2 ER/9.1 IP) in nine Interleague appearances... Ranked ninth among NL relievers with a 75.0 groundball percentage.

2012 Went a combined 2-6 with 15 saves in 21 opportunities and a 3.13 ERA in 74 games with Los Angeles and Seattle...acquired by the Dodgers on July 30 in exchange for minor league outfielder Leon Landry and minor league right-hander Logan Bawcom. Allowed just one home run in 72.0 combined innings...was the only pitcher in the Majors in 2012 to throw 70.0 or more innings and allow less than two home runs. Overall, limited opposing hitters to a .246 batting average, including a .208 mark against right-handers (30-for-144)... held opponents to a .183 batting average (17-for-93) as a Dodger, including a .100 mark with runners in scoring position (2-for-20). Tossed scoreless relief in 23 of 28 appearances with Los Angeles, including 20 of his last 21 games to end the season...allowed just one run in 22.1 innings in 21 appearances from Aug. 21-conclusion of the season (0.40 ERA), limiting opponents to a .114 batting average (8-for- 70) and striking out 22 in that span...tossed 12.1 scoreless frames from Aug. 21-Sept. 13 Overall, allowed just three of 16 inherited runners to score (18.8%). Ranked sixth in the NL (min. 10.0 IP) with a 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in September and October. As a Dodger, went 2-0 with two saves, a 1.53 ERA (3 ER/17.2 IP) and a .172 opponents' batting average in 18 home appearances. 2011 Ranked amongst American League relievers in games finished (60, 2nd), saves (37, 3rd), games (65, T18th) and ERA (2.79, 20th)...Selected to play in the 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix (1.0,2,1,1,0,1)...pitched the 7th inning in AL 5-1 loss to NL...Recorded 37 saves, 4th-most (tied) in single-season club history...Converted 37 of 42 save opps (88.1 %), 6th-highest percentage in club history (min. 20 saves)...Saved 37 of the Mariners 67 wins (55.2%), the highest percentage in team history (Guardado, 2005, 36 of 69, 52.1 %)...Went 0-4 with 3 blown saves (10 ER, 3.0 IP) in 4 consecutive appearances May 8-13...first reliever in club history to record a loss in 4 consecutive outings...suffered 3 straight defeats in walk-off fashion: 5/10 at Baltimore, 5/12 at Baltimore, 5/13 at Cleveland...Posted 1.19 ERA (6 ER, 45.1 IP) over final 47 appearances and was 28-for-30 in save opps following 4 straight blown saves, May 8-13..Converted 14 straight save opps May 17-July 4, combining to not allow an ER in 20 G (19.2 IP)...6th-longest streak by a Mariners reliever without allowing an ER...Opened season going 9-for-9 in save opps in first 14 appearances (2.08 ERA, 10 K, 2 BB)...Prior to 2011 had recorded only 8 Major League saves with the Blue Jays and Mariners. 2010 Led all American League relievers in wins (9) and ranked 2nd with 79.0 IP and T10th in appearances (70). ... Was 6-3, 2.88 in 36 games in Safeco Field compared to 3-4 with 6 saves and a 3.99 ERA on the road. ... Did not allow an earned run in 55 of 70 games; allowed 1 ER or less in 64 of 70 appearances. ... Stranded 17 of 26 (65.4%) of inherited runners. ... Worked 2.0+ innings in 9 games and was 2-1, 0.96 (2 ER in 18.2 IP). ... Had pair of saves: May 11 at BAL and June 26 at MIL. ... Was the winning pitcher on Opening Day, April 5 at Oakland (1.0,0,0,0,1,0). ... Tied for Major League lead among relievers with 3 wins in April. ... Worked 1.2 IP (4 BF) in SV #1 May 11 at BAL; was first save since 8/13/08 at DET. ... From May 31-July 6 was 1-0, 1.72 (3 ER, 15.2 IP) over 16 appearances ... struck out 14 and notched 4 holds. ... Was 4-0 with 2 saves and a 0.70 ERA (2 ER, 25.2 IP) in 21 games July 11-Sept. 3. 2009 Posted career-highs in appearances (67), innings (74.2) and strikeouts (76)...Spent entire season with Toronto, marking first time he has not spent time in the minors...Ranked 2nd among Blue Jays relievers in appearances and innings...led in strikeouts...Recorded 2.33 ground balls to every fly ball, ranking 8th among AL relievers...Posted a 2.30 ERA (8 ER, 31.1 IP) and a .194 opponents average (21x108) on grass, compared to a 6.23 ERA and .297 opponents average on turf...Finished the season not allowing an earned run over his last 7 outings...posted a 1.42 ERA (2 ER, 13.2 IP) over 13 appearances in September/October. 2008 Appeared in 6 games before the All-Star break and 25 after...posted a 1.42 ERA (4 ER, 25.1 IP) in 25 appearances following the All-Star break...tossed 14.2 innings of scoreless ball from July 21-Aug. 23, covering 12 games...held right-handed hitters to a .200 average...collected his first save of the season and 2nd of his career, Aug. 13 at Detroit...made 20 appearances for Syracuse (AAA) recording 2 saves. 2007 On Apr. 5 was placed on the 15-day disabled list (right shoulder)...On May 29 was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list...In 18 games on a rehab assignment split between Dunedin (A), New Hampshire (AA) & Syracuse (AAA), posted a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 3.32 (8ER/21.2IP)...BACK IN THE BIGS: July 15 was returned from Major League rehab assignment & activated off the 60-day DL...On July 16 at NYY made his 1st appearance since Sept. 28, 2006 at DET...Appeared in seven games before being placed back on the 15-day DL (strained right oblique) on Aug. 5...During a rehabilitation assignment, made four appearances between the GCL Blue Jays, Dunedin & New Hampshire, going 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA (5IP/2ER)...Made seven September appearances, holding the opposition scoreless in six of the outings. 2006 Compiled a record of 1-2 with a 2.53 ERA in a career high 33 appearances with Toronto...On Aug. 7 vs. BAL worked a career high 4.0 innings, without allowing a hit, for his 1st career save... The 4.0 innings of work represented the most by a Blue Jays reliever this season...Since his recall on July 8, had produced an ERA of 2.52 in his next 27 appearances (10 ER/35.2 IP... Sept. 4 vs. CLE earned his 1st win of the season (1.0IP, H, K) & 1st since Aug. 16, 2005 at LAA...Held the opposition to a batting average of .214 (.276 vs. LH & .178 vs. RH)... Owned an ERA of 2.11 (5 ER/21.1 IP) on the road (.205 OBA)... Was 3rd on the Club with 12 holds... Was 21 of 33 in first batter efficiency (63.6%)... Began the '06 season with the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA) after being optioned by Toronto on Mar. 17... In 31 games with Syracuse, posted a record of 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA including eight saves... Was the Minor League "Star of the Month" for the SkyChiefs in June, going 0-0 (five saves) with a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances. 2005 Went 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in five April appearances... April 20, was optioned to Syracuse (AAA)... Was recalled by the Blue Jays on July 9... Was 1-0 with a 6.49 ERA in 15 appearances after his recall... Worked 1.0 IP or more in 18 of his 20 games... Worked 2.0IP or more in 10 of his 20 appearances... August 16 at LAA collected his 1st win of the season (2nd career)... In seven September appearances, had an ERA of 3.46 (13.0IP/5ER)... Opponents batted .302... LH hitters batted .333, while RH hitters batted .269... Opponents batted .267 at Rogers Centre and .329 on the road... Surrendered eight home runs, five to LH hitters... Was 4-4 with a 5.71 ERA in 19 games (10 starts) at Syracuse (AAA)... Threw 63 innings, striking out 35 batters, while walking 18... Had one quality start... Was 1-4 with a 7.04 ERA as a starter. Was 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA as a reliever. 2004 Had his contract purchased by the Blue Jays on Sept. 20... Sept. 21 at NYY made his ML debut with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief (1H)... Pitched out of a bases load, two out jam... Became the 11th player to make his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2004, matching the Club record set in 2002... Was the 16th rookie used by the Blue Jays in 2004, two short of the club mark set in 2002... Picked up his first ML win on Sept. 27 at BAL with 2.2 scoreless innings (1H, K)... Did not allow a run in his three appearances (4.2IP)... Spent the entire minor league season with New Hampshire (AA)... Posted a 2-1 record with a save and a 1.50 ERA in four postseason appearances, including one start... Named as the series MVP of the Eastern League Championship Final... Ranked 17th in Baseball America's year-end list of the top 20 prospects in the Eastern League. 2003 Promoted to Dunedin of the Class A Florida State League on June 13... Went 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA over four starts, July 2-20... Posted a win in his only postseason start... Ranked tenth on Baseball America's listing of the top ten prospects in the Blue Jays organization heading into 2004. 2002 Went 1-0 without allowing an earned run in any of his first three starts (16 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 12 SO)... Posted a 5-0 mark with a 2.08 ERA in eight games, July 14-August 19, and won four straight starts from August 4-19... Led the league in games started (16) and was fourth in innings pitched (85 2/3). 2001 Picked up first career win with five scoreless innings (2 H, 0 BB, 5 SO) for rookie-level Medicine Hat in a victory against Idaho Falls August 3.