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Brooks Casey Pounders (born September 26, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, and Colorado Rockies.

Brooks Pounders
Brooks Pounders on May 10, 2016.jpg
Pounders pitching for the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2016
New York Mets – No. 46
Born: (1990-09-26) September 26, 1990 (age 28)
Riverside, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 2016, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through June 29, 2019)
Win–loss record4–2
Earned run average8.47



Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

Pounders graduated from Temecula Valley High School in Temecula, California. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Pounders in the second round of the 2009 MLB draft.

Kansas City RoyalsEdit

After the 2011 season, the Pirates traded Pounders and Diego Goris to the Kansas City Royals for Yamaico Navarro.[1][2] Pounders underwent Tommy John surgery after the 2013 season, and missed the 2014 season while rehabilitating. He missed the first half of the 2015 season after tearing a latissimus dorsi muscle.[1]

The Royals promoted Pounders to the major leagues from the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League on July 5, 2016,[3] and he pitched in relief that night against the Toronto Blue Jays. He recorded his first career win on July 7, 2016 after pitching an inning of relief against the Mariners.[4] He finished the 2016 season with a 9.24 earned run average (ERA) in ​12 23 innings pitched for Kansas City, and a 3.14 ERA in ​80 13 innings pitched for Omaha.[5]

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

After the 2016 season, the Royals traded Pounders to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Jared Ruxer.[5] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Colorado RockiesEdit

On January 29, 2018, Pounders signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.[6] He elected free agency on October 9, 2018.

Cleveland IndiansEdit

On December 22, 2018, Pounders signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal includes an invitation to the Indians' 2019 major league spring training camp.[7]

New York MetsEdit

Pounders was traded to the New York Mets on June 15, 2019 in exchange for cash considerations. The Mets also selected his contract, adding him to their major league roster.

Personal lifeEdit

His father, Brad, played Minor League Baseball in the San Diego Padres organization for five years.[8]


  1. ^ a b GLASER, KYLE. "Blog: Alumni Report:ALUMNI: Pounders makes big league camp after long road". Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (December 8, 2011). "Pirates Trade Brooks Pounders To Royals For Yamaico Navarro". Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Aldridge, Philip (July 6, 2016). "Brooks Pounders called-up to Royals". Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Salvador Perez sends Royals to 4-3 win over Mariners". July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
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  6. ^ "Rockies' Brooks Pounders: Inks NRI deal with Rockies". January 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "Indians invite two more to Spring Training". December 22, 2018.
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