Sunday, February 15, 2015

Player Profile: Ryan Brannan

I have one card of Ryan Brannan, from 1999 SP Top Prospects.

Playing career: Ryan Brannan was the Phillies’ fourth round draft pick in 1996 and seemed to be on a meteoric rise when he had a fabulous 1997 season, going 4-2 with 30 saves and a 2.15 ERA, mostly at AA Reading. However, he struggled mightily with his command the next two seasons, going 10-9 with 8 saves and a 5.03 ERA. He was released in spring training of 2000, ending his professional career.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Ryan Brannan is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Ryan Brann, between Ryan Brannan QCC, referring to a STEM academy coordinator at Queensborough Community College, and Ryan Brannon, an OBGYN in Philadelphia. The first entry when you google Ryan Brannan is not the ballplayer but a commissioner at the Texas Department of Insurance.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Cliff Brannon.

1 comment:

    college resume corroborate w/ story here (#10 prospect the future paragraph