Brandon Cumpton

#29 BRANDON CUMPTON – RHP
Height: 6-2 Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: Augusta, Georgia
Resides: Evans, Georgia
High School: Greenbrier (Evans, Georgia)
College: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia – “Yellow Jackets”)
Draft: 9th – PIT – 2010
DOB: 11/16/88 Opening Night Age: 31
Classification: VETERAN

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 7/23/20…has three seasons of Major League experience (2013-14 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and 2018 with the Toronto Blue Jays)…career 54-60 record with two saves and a 4.22 ERA in 183 games, 141 of them as a starting pitcher…15 career games finished in relief…three career complete games, including one shutout…853.2 career innings pitched, allowing 902 hits, 270 walks (2.8 walks per nine innings), and 59 home runs (0.6 home runs per nine innings)…576 career strikeouts…has held the opposition to a .234 average with two outs and runners in scoring position during career (381 AB)…drafted by the Pirates in the ninth round in 2010…pitched 133.1 or more innings in four consecutive years from 2011-14…strikeouts in MLB games include Bryce Harper, Javier Baez, Ryan Braun, and Joey Votto…assigned to the Arizona Fall League’s Scottsdale Scorpions in 2012, posting a 2.57 ERA in 14.0 innings over 11 relief appearances…played three seasons of college baseball at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia from 2008-10…combined 15-7 with a 5.67 ERA for the Yellow Jackets in 42 collegiate games, 32 of them starts…played at Greenbrier High School in Evans, Georgia…full name is Brandon Tyler Cumpton

2019
Puebla (Mexican/AAA): 0-4 with a 15.53 ERA for the Pericos in six games, five of them starts…finished one game in relief…13.1 innings pitched, allowing 34 hits, nine walks, and zero home runs…struck out seven

Southern Maryland (Atlantic/Ind.): 5-8 with a 4.88 ERA for the Blue Crabs in 15 games, all of them starts…pitched one complete game, a shutout…83.0 innings pitched, allowing 103 hits, 34 walks, and six home runs…struck out 73…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 15 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 13 of them…walked two batters or less in 10 of 15 starts, and walked three batters or less in 11 of them…pitched 6.0 innings or more in 10 of 15 starts…started and took no-decision on 5/9 at Long Island, striking out eight in 7.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 5/30 vs. High Point, striking out five and allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings…started and won on 6/10 vs. New Britain, striking out eight in 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/14 vs. Lancaster, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/20 vs. Sugar Land, striking out four in 7.1 shutout innings

2018
Toronto (American/MLB): Made one relief appearance for the Blue Jays…struck out two and allowed one earned run in 1.2 relief innings on 7/31 at Oakland

Buffalo (International/AAA/Toronto): 2-5 with one save and a 6.15 ERA for the Bisons in 12 games, nine of them starts…finished two games in relief…52.2 innings pitched, allowing 62 hits, 15 walks, and nine home runs…struck out 31…earned the save on 7/7 vs. Syracuse, striking out one in 1.0 scoreless inning…picked up relief win on 7/12 at Lehigh Valley, striking out two in 1.0 shutout inning…started and won on 7/16 vs. Norfolk, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/21 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing one earned run and striking out three over 8.0 innings

Southern Maryland (Atlantic/Ind.): 4-3 with a 4.11 ERA for the Blue Crabs in 11 games, all of them starts…65.2 innings pitched, allowing 66 hits, 20 walks, and four home runs…struck out 44…started and won on 5/12 vs. the Road Warriors, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/4 vs. the Road Warriors, striking out three in 7.0 scoreless innings…started and won on 6/22 at Somerset, striking out five in 7.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 6/28 vs. the Road Warriors, striking out five in 6.0 shutout innings

2017
Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA for the Indians in five relief appearances…finished one game…6.2 innings pitched, allowing five hits, three walks, and one home run…struck out six…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/22 vs. Louisville…picked up relief win on 8/26 vs. Columbus, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless innings…helped Indians reach the International League playoffs

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 3-3 with one save and a 4.50 ERA for the Curve in 13 relief appearances…finished three games…20.0 innings pitched, allowing 24 hits, nine walks, and two home runs…struck out 18…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with one strikeout on 7/5 vs. Binghamton…earned first career save on 7/31 vs. Erie, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless inning…struck out three in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/2 vs. Erie…picked up relief win on 8/13 vs. Trenton, striking out two in 2.0 shutout innings…helped Curve win the Eastern League championship

Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA in six relief appearances for the Marauders…finished three games…10.2 innings pitched, allowing 12 hits, five walks, and zero home runs…struck out nine…struck out four in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/11 at Dunedin…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with two strikeouts on 6/22 at Lakeland

2014
Pittsburgh (National/MLB): 3-4 with a 4.89 ERA for the Pirates in 16 games, 10 of them starts…finished four games in relief…70.0 innings pitched, allowing 82 hits, 18 walks, and two home runs…struck out 46…allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of 10 starts…walked two batters or less in nine of 10 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…pitched at least 5.0 innings in eight of 10 starts…started and took the loss on 4/24 vs. Cincinnati, allowing two earned runs in 7.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 5/26 at New York Mets, allowing one earned run over 6.0 innings while striking out one…started and won on 6/22 at Chicago Cubs, striking out four in 7.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 6/27 vs. New York Mets, allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings…struck out five and allowed two earned runs in 5.0 relief innings on 8/19 vs. Atlanta…struck out two in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 9/2 at St. Louis…helped Pirates win the National League Wild Card

Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): 5-4 with a 3.03 ERA for the Indians in 12 games, 11 of them starts…pitched one complete game…finished one game in relief…71.1 innings pitched, allowing 69 hits, 20 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 37…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 11 starts…walked two batters or less in eight of 11 starts, and walked three batters or less in nine of them…pitched 6.0 or more innings in nine of 11 starts…started and won on 4/5 at Columbus, striking out one in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 4/18 at Louisville, striking out five in 7.0 shutout innings…picked up complete game win on 5/13 vs. Pawtucket, allowing two earned runs over 6.0 innings with one strikeout…started and won on 5/20 at Gwinnett, allowing one earned run in 8.0 innings while striking out six…started and won on 7/17 at Columbus, striking out three in 8.0 shutout innings

2013
Pittsburgh (National/MLB): 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA for the Pirates in six games, five of them starts…30.2 innings pitched, allowing 26 hits, five walks, and one home run…struck out 22…pitched at least 5.0 innings in all five starts…allowed three or fewer earned runs in all five starts…made Major League debut on 6/15 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, starting and taking a no-decision, allowing three earned runs and striking out five in 5.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 6/20 at Cincinnati, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts…picked up first career Major League win during start on 7/30 vs. St. Louis in the second game of a double header, striking out five over 7.0 shutout innings…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings on 9/22 vs. Cincinnati while striking out three…started and won on 9/29 at Cincinnati, striking out three in 5.0 scoreless innings…helped Pirates win the National League Wild Card and reach the National League Division Series

Indianapolis (International/AAA/Pittsburgh): 6-7 with a 3.32 ERA for the Indians in 21 games, 19 of them starts…pitched one complete game…122.0 innings pitched, allowing 115 hits, 44 walks, and six home runs…struck out 90…finished seventh in the International League in ERA…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 14 of 19 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 17 of them…walked two batters or less in 12 of 19 starts, and walked three batters or less in 18 of them…pitched 6.0 or more innings in 12 of 19 starts…started and won on 4/26 vs. Lehigh Valley, striking out three in 7.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on n5/17 vs. Buffalo, allowing one unearned run with seven strikeouts over 6.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 6/4 vs. Durham, allowing two earned runs and striking out two over 7.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 7/13 vs. Columbus, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings while striking out four…pitched first career complete game on 7/25 at Charlotte in the second game of a double header, allowing four earned runs in 6.0 innings with two strikeouts while taking the loss…started and won on 8/17 at Syracuse, allowing one unearned run in 8.0 innings with one strikeout…started and took no-decision on 8/28 at Toledo, striking out six in 7.0 shutout innings…helped Indians reach the International League playoffs…started Game One of the International League Division Series on 9/4 at Durham, allowing two earned runs in 8.0 innings with two strikeouts while taking the loss

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 0-1 in two starts for the Curve…9.2 innings pitched, allowing eight earned runs, 11 hits, five walks, and zero home runs…struck out seven

2012
Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 12-11 with a 3.84 ERA for the Curve in 27 games, all of them starts…152.1 innings pitched, allowing 149 hits, 46 walks, and nine home runs…struck out 88…voted Eastern League All-Star…finished second in the Eastern League in wins, 15th in ERA, tied for sixth in starts, eighth in innings pitched…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 20 of 27 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 23 of them…walked two batters or less in 20 of 27 starts, and walked three batters or less in 24 of them…pitched 6.0 innings or more in 14 of 27 starts…started and took the loss on 4/14 at Richmond, allowing one earned run with four strikeouts in 7.0 innings…started and won on 4/26 vs. Harrisburg, allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings while striking out three…started and won on 5/18 vs. Erie, allowing one earned run over 7.0 innings with two strikeouts…started and won on 5/29 vs. Richmond, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts over 7.0 innings…started and won on 6/3 vs. Portland, striking out two in 8.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 6/9 at Akron, allowing one earned run with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings…started and won on 6/28 at Harrisburg, striking out four in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/27 vs. New Hampshire in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run and striking out three in 6.0 innings…started and won on 9/3 at Erie, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings while striking out three

2011
Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA for the Marauders in 13 games, 12 of them starts…66.1 innings pitched, allowing 73 hits, 12 walks, and six home runs…struck out 42…voted South Atlantic League All-Star…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 10 of 12 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in all of them…walked two batters or less in 11 of 12 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…picked up relief win on 7/1 vs. Palm Beach, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with six strikeouts…started and took the loss on 7/28 at Clearwater, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with eight strikeouts…started and won on 8/4 vs. Fort Myers, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with six strikeouts…started and won on 8/26 at St. Lucie, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with one strikeout…helped Marauders reach the Florida State League playoffs…started and took no-decision in Game One of Florida State League playoffs on 9/6 vs. St. Lucie, allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings while striking out seven

West Virginia (South Atlantic League/A/Pittsburgh): 7-4 with a 4.30 ERA for the Power in 13 games, 12 of them starts…67.0 innings pitched, allowing 60 hits, 18 walks, and six home runs…struck out 48…allowed one or zero earned runs in eight of 12 starts…walked two batters or less in 11 of 12 starts and walked three batters or less in all of them…earned the win in six consecutive starts from 5/2-5/30…started and picked up first career win on 5/2 vs. Greensboro in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and won on 5/9 at Charleston, allowing one earned run in 5.2 innings while striking out five…started and won on 5/14 vs. Kannapolis, allowing one earned run with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings…started and won on 5/19 at Lexington, allowing one earned run over 7.2 innings with four strikeouts…started and won on 5/25 at Delmarva, striking out eight in 6.2 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 6/10 at Lakewood, striking out five in 5.0 scoreless innings…started and won on 6/15 at Greensboro, striking out two in 5.2 shutout innings

2010
State College (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 0-1 with a 2.53 ERA for the Spikes in four appearances, three of them starts…10.2 innings pitched, allowing eight hits, five walks, and zero home runs…struck out six…made professional debut on 8/21 vs. Mahoning Valley, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless relief innings…made first career start on 8/25 at Mahoning Valley, striking out five in 3.0 shutout innings while taking a no-decision…started and took no-decision on 9/4 at Williamsport, pitching 3.0 scoreless innings

Rick Forney on Brandon Cumpton: Brandon wants to work, and he’s anxious to pitch and compete. He stretched himself out at home and was looking for a place to play, so I’m glad we have him in here. Hopefully that veteran experience can help us stabilize the starting rotation a little bit.