Brett Bochy

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Brett William Bochy
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The son of Bruce Bochy, pitcher Brett Bochy made his major league debut in 2014. Bochy is also the brother of Greg Bochy and nephew of Joe Bochy.

Brett hit a walk-off homer in his first high school game. Redshirted as a college freshman, he had a 5.94 ERA in 2008 as a redshirt freshman. He improved to 5-0, 4.34 as a sophomore and fanned 54 in 37 1/3 innings. He was superb as a junior (2-0, 5 saves, 9 hits, 34 strikeouts in 23 innings, 0.78) before being sidelined by Tommy John surgery. Presumably due to the surgery situation, he was not selected until the 20th round of the 2010 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants; the scout was Hugh Walker. He made his pro debut the following year, going 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 10 saves for the Augusta Greenjackets, allowing only 22 hits and 8 walks in 39 innings while fanning 53. After going 7-3 with a 2.53 ERA and 14 saves for the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2012 (tying Greg Burke for 5th in the Eastern League in saves), he began 2013 with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies.

Bochy was called up to the Giants in September 2014, making his father the 7th major league skipper to manage his son. With the Giants in a tough pennant race with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it took him until September 13th to be used in a game. The Giants were already trailing the Dodgers, 14-0, and Mike Kickham had loaded the bases in the 6th. He walked the first batter he faced, Juan Uribe, to force in a run, then forced A.J. Ellis to pop up to end the inning, but gave up a two-run homer to Scott Van Slyke in the 7th as the Giants ended up 17-0 losers, their worst-ever loss at AT&T Park. Over two years, he pitched in 7 games with the Giants, retiring after the 2015 season to pursue a career as a federal agent.


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