IP 141
ERA 3.511
WHIP 1.291
BB/9 3.574
SO/9 8.617
  • Full name Brant Allen Rustich
  • Born 01/23/1985 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School UCLA
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (93rd overall) by the New York Mets in 2007 (signed for $373,500).
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    UCLA's up-and-down season mirrored somewhat that of closer Brant Rustich, whose season has been mostly down as his performance lags significantly behind his tools. A physical beast at a listed 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, at times Rustich has three above-average pitches in his 93-96 mph fastball, power slider (at times touching 87 mph) and split-finger fastball. He's still bothered by a finger injury that caused him to redshirt last season, and his command is nearly nonexistent. In terms of stuff, he's a first-round talent, but his lack of pitchability makes him a 22-year-old with a 6.10 career ERA and 75 walks in 124 innings.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the New York Mets in 2010
  • Rated Best Slider in the New York Mets in 2009
  • Rated Best Fastball in the New York Mets in 2008

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