Saturday, September 28, 2013

Player Profile: Shane Bazzell

I have one card of Shane Bazzell, from 2003 Donruss Rookies.

Playing career: Shane Bazzell pitched eight seasons in the Athletics and Rangers organizations. Two of those seasons were great (10-4, 2.73 in 2001 at Modesto; 15-3, 3.03 in 2004 at Midland). However, the rest of his career was decidedly mediocre.

Where he is now: In 2010, a year after being named baseball coach at Starkville Academy, Bazzell was arrested by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with four felony counts of obtaining Adderall by fraud. There have been no press mentions of Bazzell since.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Shane Baz, ahead of Shane Bazer, a young man from Nebraska who died last year. There do not appear to be any other prominent Shane Bazzells.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Brandon Beachy.

1 comment:

  1. Saw him played in the minors. He was either on or off. Surprise about drug bust