Originally selected by Chicago in the sixth round of the 2009 draft, Brooks enters his fourth full season in the organization ...
made his major league debut August 7, 2012 in San Diego after pitching for Single-A Daytona in 2010, Double-A Tennessee in
2011 and Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa in 2012...In 80 career minor league games (77 starts), is 22-27 with a 3.74 ERA
(172 ER/414.0 IP), walking 131 while striking out 280.
...Named the 2012 Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July after
posting a 2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) in five starts with Triple-A Iowa ... the
2.12 ERA ranked fourth-lowest among Pacific Coast League pitchers.
...Is the third player from the Cubs 2009 draft class to play in the majors
for Chicago, joining first-round selection (31st overall) Brett Jackson
and second round pick, D.J. LeMahieu ... fourth round selection Chris
Rusin joined Raley on the major league club in 2012.
...Pitched for Texas A&M University and as a sophomore in 2009 went
7-3 with a 3.76 ERA while batting .304 with a homer and 26 RBI in 58
...Was eligible for the 2009 draft as a sophomore since he turned
21 the June after his sophomore season.
...Has an older brother, Russell, that pitched at the University of Oklahoma
from 2003-06 and was in the Yankees system, reaching Double-A Trenton in 2007 ... also has a younger brother, Cory, who was selected by
Cleveland in the 33rd round of the 2012 draft, but has opted to attend
Texas A&M.2012Brooks made the jump from Double-A to the majors in his fourth professional season with the organization ... made five starts
for the Cubs after combining to go 6-10 with a 3.58 ERA (52 ER/130.2 IP) in 22 starts between Double-A Tennessee and
Triple-A Iowa...Made five starts in three stints for the Cubs after he was first selected
from Iowa, August 7 ... went 1-2 with an 8.14 ERA (22 ER/24.1 IP),
walking 11 and striking out 16.
...Made his major league debut, August 7 in San Diego, getting the start
... allowed seven runs in 4.0 innings.
...Recorded his first-career victory in the nightcap of a split doubleheader,
August 18 in Cincinnati ... tossed 5.1 innings and surrendered four
runs (three earned) in the 9-7 win.
...Collected his first career big league hit, a second-inning single
off Todd Redmond.
...Reached 155.0 innings pitched between the minors and majors
in his final start of the year, August 30 vs. the Brewers.
...Named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July, posting a
2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) in five starts for Iowa ... the 2.12 ERA ranked
fourth-lowest among Pacific Coast League pitchers.
...At the time of his promotion to Chicago, his 98 strikeouts ranked
second-most in the Cubs farm system (Single-A Peoria's Michael
Jensen had 102).
...Opened the season with Tennessee, going 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA
(19 ER/48.2 IP) ... allowed two or fewer runs in six of his eight starts.
...Made his Triple-A debut, May 23, and proceeded to go 4-8 with a 3.62
ERA (33 ER/82.0 IP) for the I-Cubs.
...Spun a 1.66 ERA (9 ER/48.2 IP) in eight starts for Iowa, June 20-July
...Recorded his first professional complete game shutout, June 9, in a
1-0, 7.0-inning victory vs. Nashville ... allowed six hits and walked none
while striking out six.
...Combined to bat .238 (5-for-21) with a double and a RBI in the minors.2011In his first action at the Double-A level, Brooks went 8-10 with a 4.22 ERA (64 ER/136.1 IP) and 80 strikeouts in 26
games (25 starts) with Tennessee.
...Was 7-10 with a 4.32 ERA (63 ER/131.1 IP) in 25 starts compared to
a 1-0 mark with a 1.80 ERA (1 ER/5.0 IP) in one relief outing.
...Limited left-handed hitters to a .288 batting average, while right-handers
hit .313 against him.
...Was 5-5 with a 3.73 ERA (29 ER/70.0 IP) in 13 second-half games (12
starts) after going 3-5 with a 4.75 ERA (35 ER/66.1 IP) in 13 starts
prior to the All-Star break.
...Posted a 3-1 record with a 2.59 ERA (9 ER/31.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts
in five June starts.2010Was 8-6 with a 3.50 ERA (53 ER/136.1 IP) for Single-A Daytona, tying for the Florida State League lead with 27 starts
... posted a 1.34 ERA (8 ER/53.2 IP) in his final eight starts with the D-Cubs.2009Was 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA (3 ER/10.2 IP) in five games (three starts) between Rookie-League Mesa and Single-A Boise
in his first professional season after he was selected by the Cubs in the sixth round of the 2009 draft out of Texas A&M.