Sep 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcherBrett Bochy
(43) son of Giants managerBruce Bochy
made his MLB appearance against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Bochy received his third non-roster invite when the San Francisco Giants Pitchers and Catchers reported to Spring Training Camp this past Wednesday. I had the honor to see RHP Bochy debut on the mound in 2013 when he joined the Giants in Scottsdale, AZ. I also had the honor to see his dad, Manager Bruce Bochy, hand Brett the ball for the first time in the middle of the 6th inning on September 13, 2014. Regardless of the outcome of that game (which most of us would like to forget), it was a historical moment in MLB history.
He gave up a 2-run home run in the 7th inning. Bruce found he had to apologize to his own son for putting him in that situation. Just as in life, things happen during a baseball game.
Born in San Diego, CA, Brett Bochy was drafted by the Giants in the 20th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. He was drafted out of the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. During his 2014 career, Bochy pitched 3 games with the Giants, with an ERA of 5.40 out of 3.1 IP. During his time in the Minors in 2014, Bochy pitched a total of 37 games, with an ERA of 3.7 out of 56 IP. During his time in the Minors, Bochy played for the Giants in the AZL and the Fresno Grizzlies at the AAA-level.
Bochy was the Giants #20 prospect in the 2012 season. After being drafted, he underwent Tommy John surgery when a small tear was found in his elbow. The following season, he began playing with the Augusta GreenJackets. In 2012, he ended up in Richmond playing with the Flying Squirrels and finally returned to his home state of California in 2013.
In November, 2014, Rotoworld basically wrote off Bochy because he had given up 2-earned runs. Regardless, this does not mean the Giants fan base should write off this kid from San Diego, who learned the life of baseball from watching games at Petco Park while his dad was the San Diego Padres Manager from 1995-2006. In fact, we are all too familiar with the homegrown talent we seem to foster time and time again. Maybe that is why this kid keeps getting the nod to play with the Big Boys in Scottsdale and maybe this is why we should keep an eye on him this upcoming season.