Bradin Hagens

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Bradin Carl Hagens

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Starting pitcher Bradin Hagens began his professional career in the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league system in 2009, making his big league debut with the club in 2014.

He was originally taken by the Kansas City Royals in the 37th round of the 2008 amateur draft out of high school, one pick after Matt Curry, but did not ink a contract. After being selected by Arizona in the 6th round of the 2009 amateur draft out of junior college, however, he did sign. The scout was Darold Brown. He made 15 relief appearances for the rookie-league Missoula Osprey that year and went 1-1 with 4 saves and a 3.42 ERA in his first taste of professional ball.

With the South Bend Silver Hawks in 2010, Hagens was 3-6 with 4 saves and a 6.56 ERA and a .344 opponent average in 39 relief appearances. Returning to South Bend for 2011, he became a starter and went 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA in 24 games. In 2012, he was 3-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 37 games (13 starts) split between the Visalia Rawhide (3-4, 3.88 in 35 G) and Mobile Bay Bears (3.97 in 2 G). His opponent average was .237, down significantly in two years despite a hitter-friendly California League. In 2013, he was 11-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 26 starts for Mobile. He tied for second in the Southern League, one behind Archie Bradley, was 5th in walks (66, between Enny Romero and Chris Reed) and tied Arcenio Leon and Andrew Chafin for first in wild pitches (12). Among Diamondbacks farmhands, he tied Michael Bolsinger and Andrew Barbosa for 5th in wins, was 5th in walks and tied for sixth in wild pitches.

He was charged with the loss in his major league debut on August 14, 2014 as he entered a tied game against the Miami Marlins in the bottom of the 9th. He gave up a lead-off hit to Christian Yelich, who went to second base on a sacrifice bunt, but after issuing an intentional walk to Giancarlo Stanton, he got out of trouble by inducing Casey McGehee to ground into a double play. In the 10th however, he wasn't so lucky: he walked Garrett Jones to start things off, the allowed a single to Jeff Mathis and a double to Marcell Ozuna which gave the Marlins a 5-4 win. He made just one more appearance in the big leagues, on August 17th, ending up with a record of 0-1, 3.38.

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