Jonathan Brand Salem Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: Ferbuary 20, 2000
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Height: 5-9
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 8th round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Miami (OH)
High School: Columbus (GA)
   

Photo © Kelly O'Connor
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First Pro Contract: July 26, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Matt Davis
Signing Bonus: $7,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
   
Pro Debut: August 19, 2022 (FCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @JonathanBrand_
Instagram: @jonathanbrand_

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Short, stocky frame. Filled out, no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side. No wind-up. Medium leg kick. Quick arm forward. Some effort in delivery.

Fastball: 89-90 mph. Reportedly topped out at 95 mph in college. Throws a lot of strikes and attacks the zone. Potential fringe-average offering.

Curveball: 74-76 mph. Primary off-speed pitch. Long, deep, 12-to-6 break. Good spin rate, intriguing offering. Potential average offering.

Slider: 80-82 mph. Inconsistent. Short, horizontal break. Lacks feel and will leave up in the zone often. Potential below-average offering.
  Changeup: 80-82 mph. Did not throw in an outing scouted in Spring Training 2023.

Career Notes: Played for Wareham in the 2022 Cape Cod League. Committed to Auburn as a graduate transfer. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential mid-minors depth arm. Fastball and curveball have some intriguing characteristics. Other pitches lag behind, but is reportedly into pitch science and looks to get the most out of his arsenal.

Links
Red Sox select Jonathan Brand with eighth-round pick (7.18.22)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Miami (OH) MAC NCAA --- 22 8 2 1.40 13 13 0 77.1 59 20 12 3 7 29 86 1.14 10.01 3.38
  2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 22 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.00 13.50 0.00
  2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 23 4 2 2.58 29 0 8 38.1 24 17 11 3 2 14 47 0.99 11.03 3.29
  2024 Greenville Drive SAL A+ Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2019 Georgia Region 2A Player of the Year
2021 Academic All-MAC
2022 All-MAC First Team
2022 First Team All-Region (ABCA/Rawlings)
2022 Second-Team All-American (ABCA/Rawlings)
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