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Bryan Evans

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Bryan Z. Evans

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Bryan Evans has played in the Florida/Miami Marlins minor league system since 2008 (through 2014).

Evans was 8-5 with a 2.46 ERA as a high school junior, hitting .340. He hit .340 again as a senior and improved on the mound (8-1, 1.52). As a college freshman, he was 3-10 with a 5.25 ERA. He tied Jake Laber for the most losses among NCAA Division I Independents. In 2007, he was 5-5 with a 5.28 ERA. His junior year at UC Davis, he was 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 14th round of the 2008 amateur draft and was signed by scout John Hughes.

Evans struggled in his first pro summer, split between the Jamestown Jammers (1-1, 5.11 in 3 G) and Greensboro Grasshoppers (2-5, 7.48). In 2009, he was with Greensboro (3-7, 3.97 in 39 G) and the Jupiter Hammerheads (4 R in 3 IP). In 2010, he appeared for Greensboro (4-3, 5.27 in 11 G), Jupiter (3-6, 3.45 in 18 G) and the Jacksonville Suns (0 R in 1 IP), with only 21 walks but 150 hits in 132 1/3 IP overall. He was 6th in the Marlins chain in hits allowed, between Brad Hand and Tom Koehler.

After mostly trudging along for the first few years of his career, Evans has a breakout season in 2011, going 8-2 with a 1.99 ERA in 25 games (11 starts) split between the Hammerheads (5-1, 1.02 in 17 G) and Suns (3-1, 3.38 in 8 G). In 2012, he fell to 7-8, 4.66 for Jacksonville with surprisingly poor control (62 BB, 13 HB, 10 WP in 135 1/3 IP). He was 7th in the Southern League in walks, tied Kyle Heckathorn for second in hit batsmen (four shy of Allen Webster) and tied for 5th in wild pitches. In the Marlin system, he was 4th in walks (between Edgar Olmos and Koehler]]) and led in hit batsmen.

He was 7-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 21 games (11 starts) for the Suns in 2013, striking out 81 batters in 78 2/3 innings. His control was back as he had only seven walks, one hit batter and two wild pitches. He was 1-1 with a 4.08 ERA for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League that winter. They won the 2014 Caribbean Series; Evans tossed four shutout innings (2 H, 0 BB, 4 K) in his lone outing, relieving the struggling Nate Reed in a loss to the Navegantes del Magallanes.

He began 2014 with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, his first foray into Triple-A.