SAUGET, Ill. — Geoff Bramblett has officially signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Gateway Grizzlies sold the contractual rights of relief pitcher Geoff Bramblett. Bramblett is the third Grizzlie to sign with an MLB organization in 2019 and the 47th in the franchise's 19-year history.
"We are excited for Geoff and his new opportunity," Grizzlies manager Phil Warren said. "He's certainly worthy of it and his time here proved that. His signing with the Diamondbacks truly exemplifies the platform the Frontier League provides for players to prove they can play at the professional level while enjoying consistent MLB exposure. We wish him the best and look forward to watching his career unfold in the Diamondbacks' farm system."
Bramblett was outstanding in 2019 for Gateway. The Grizzlies closer was named Frontier League relief pitcher of the year in 2019. The former Alabama Crimson Tide hurler dominated opposing hitters in 2019, Bramblett posted and outstanding 0.50 ERA and 61 strikeouts out of the Grizzlies bullpen.
Bramblett was previously drafted in the 30th round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Kansas City Royals after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Alabama. Bramblett spent parts of 2016 and 2017 in the Royals organization. Bramblett split time between the club’s rookie and A-ball affiliates before making his way to Gateway in 2019.
ABOUT THE GATEWAY GRIZZLIES: The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team, located a mere 100-yards from I-255 (10 minutes from downtown St. Louis). The Grizzlies offer baseball fans entertainment, the likes of which are difficult to find - affordable, family, fun in the comfortable GCS Credit Union Ballpark with a great view of the St. Louis skyline. For tickets or general information please visit gatewaygrizzlies.com or call 618.337.3000.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE: The Frontier League is a professional, independent baseball organization. Since its inception, the Frontier League has provided millions of fans to a fun and exciting baseball experience within the American Midwest. Consisting of 10 teams in two divisions and 96 game schedules, the league is recognized for the amount of talented athletes that are picked up by various MLB teams every year.