Brian Howard

Brian  Howard


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
St. Louis University HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 185




Frogs Rake In Honors In 2017

19 Frogs earn honors throughout 2017 season.


TCU CWS Run Comes Up Short

TCU finishes season 50-18


TCU Stays Alive; Tops Texas A&M 4-1

Merrill homers in his hometown


TCU Looks To Stay Alive Tuesday Afternoon

TCU and Texas A&M will square off in the postseason for third straight season.


TCU Opens CWS Play Sunday Against Florida

Horned Frogs are making fourth straight appearance


College World Series: TCU 4, Texas A&M 1

TCU baseball topped Texas A&M, 4-1, at the 2017 College World Series on Tuesday, June 20.


TCU vs DBU (NCAA Regional, Game 6)

TCU and DBU play in Game 6 of the Fort Worth Regional.


TCU vs Kansas (Big 12 Tournament)

TCU stayed alive in the tournament behind a strong pitching performance from Brian Howard.


TCU vs. Texas - Game 3

The Frogs swept the Texas Longhorns on Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.


TCU vs. Texas - Game 2

The Horned Frogs took on the Texas Longhorns for Game 2 of the series Saturday afternoon at Lupton.

Career Honors
• Drafted in the 8th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by Oakland
• 2017 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference
• 2017 Big 12 All-Tournament team
• Drafted in the 17th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros
• 2016 Big 12 Championships All-Tournament team
• 2016 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team
• 2016 Shriner's Hospital for Children College Classic All-Tournament team

2017 (Senior)
Led the nation with 19 starts on the season... ranked second nationally with 12 wins... posted a 3.77 ERA and led the team with 113 strikeouts in 105 innings pitched... turned in five quality starts... team posted a 12-7 record in games he pitched, including a 4-0 mark in postseason play... turned in a solid six-inning performance in his opening start of the season against Penn State (Feb. 18)... allowed a run on three hits, struck out three and walked one... struck out seven over five innings in a losing effort against Arizona State (Feb. 24)... went 1-1 over his next two starts (March 3 vs. LSU and March 10 at UC Irvine), allowing a combined 12 runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched... got back on track, retiring the side in his lone inning of work at Long Beach State (March 14)... took a no-decision against Kansas (March 19), allowing two runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings of work... fanned nine and allowed just one run in seven innings against Oklahoma State to improve to 3-2 on the year (March 26)... moved to 4-2 on the year after giving up two runs on four hits in six innings at Kansas State (April 2)... struck out 11 over five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) against Murray State (April 9)... took a no-decision at West Virginia (April 16)... surrendered three runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings... earned win No. 6 on April 23 vs. Baylor... gave up two runs (one earned) and struck out six over 5 2/3 innings... final loss of the season came at Texas Tech (April 30)... bounced back with eight shutout innings against Texas (May 6)... had another no-decision at Oklahoma (May 13)... allowed five runs (four earned) in 6 1/3 innings... improved to 8-3 after giving up three runs on eighth hits in six innings at Cal (May 19)... tossed a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts against Kansas in the Big 12 Championships (May 26)... became TCU's first-ever back-to-back 10-game winner with a dominating 6 2/3 innings performance against Dallas Baptist in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional (June 5)... fanned 11 and allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings of work against Missouri State in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional (June 11)... final career start was a masterful seven innings against Texas A&M in the College World Series... allowed a run on five hits and tied his career-high with 12 strikeouts.

2016 (Junior)
Moved to the starting rotation and made 17 starts on the season... tied for first in the Big 12 with 10 victories and a .228 batting average against, while ranking second in the league with 98 2/3 innings pitched and fifth with 93 strikeouts... his 3.19 ERA was eighth in the Big 12... team posted a 14-3 record in games he started... tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings in his first start of the season on Feb. 20 against Loyola Marymount... struck out seven and allowed a run on five hits to move to 2-0 with the win over Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 26)... earned win No. 3 after allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in seven innings against Gonzaga (March 5)... got a no-decision after lasting just 3 1/3 innings against USC on March 12... bounced back with eight strikeouts and one run allowed over seven innings against West Virginia (March 19)... was the tough-luck loser after allowing two runs and striking out nine in his first career complete game at Texas (March 25)... was touched for five runs on six hits in three innings at Wichita State (April 2)... tossed seven shutout innings against Oklahoma (April 16) to move to 5-1 on the season... suffered his final loss of the season at Oklahoma State (April 24)... got a no-decision in a four-inning start against Texas Tech (April 30)... turned in seven shutout innings at Penn State on May 7... got no-decisions in starts at Baylor (May 13) and against Kansas State (May 19)... picked up his seventh win of the season after allowing two runs on five hits in six innings against Texas in the Big 12 Championships (May 28)... struck out a career-high nine and retired the final 17 batters he faced in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional Championship game against Arizona State on June 5... was equally as impressive at Texas A&M in the NCAA College Station Super Regional in improving to 9-2... allowed just a run on two hits and struck out eight in seven innings... pitched TCU to a win over Coastal Carolina on June 21 at the College World Series... allowed a run on six hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings.

2015 (Sophomore)
Made four starts as part of 17 appearances on the season... posted a 4-0 record to go along with a 3.52 ERA in 46 innings pitched... collected 46 strikeouts on the season and held opponents to a .246 batting average... team posted a 4-0 record in games he started and a 13-4 record in games he pitched... earned his first victory of the season in his first appearance, a two inning stint against Southern Illinois on Feb. 14... tossed three innings of relief at Arizona State on Feb. 21... improved to 2-0 on the season, earning the win in relief at Loyola Marymount on March 10... allowed a run on two hits in 2 1/3 innings with five strikeouts... made his first start of the season on March 18 against UT Pan American... picked up his third win of the season with four scoreless innings against the Broncs... went 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Oklahoma State... pitched an inning each against Wichita State (March 29) and at Texas Tech (April 2)... second start of the season came at Abilene Christian on April 6... allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in three innings of work... after a 5 1/3 inning bullpen stint at Kansas State on April 10, returned to the mound as a starter against Incarnate Word on April 21... struck out a career-high seven and allowed just two hits in five innings of work to improve to 4-0 on the season... tossed two scoreless innings against Texas on April 26... retired the only batter he faced against Kansas on May 9... turned in 3 1/3 innings of work against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament on May 21... started an elimination game against Stony Brook in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 31... allowed three runs on two hits in 4 1/3 innings... pitched two scoreless innings against Texas A&M on June 8 in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional... lone appearance of the College World Series came on June 14 against LSU.

2014 (Freshman)
Appeared in nine games as a true freshman... posted a 2.77 ERA in 13 innings pitched... team was 7-2 in games he pitched... allowed just one of four inherited runners to score... held opponents scoreless in seven of his nine appearances... fanned 14 and walked 10... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 18, striking out the side against Northern Colorado... faced four batters with a walk against UT Arlington on Feb. 25... surrendered a hit and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings against Dallas Baptist on March 4... retired all three batters he faced against Dartmouth (March 16)... gave up two runs on three hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings against Texas Tech (March 22)... gave up three hits but didn't surrender a run in one inning of work against Houston Baptist on April 15... allowed a pair of runs on a hit and three walks at Stephen F. Austin (April 29)... walked two and struck out one in an inning of work against Oklahoma on May 9... tossed a career-high four innings in TCU's 22-inning game against Sam Houston State on May 31... allowed a hit, walked two and struck out a career-high six batters.

High School
Was a four-year letterwinner at St. Louis University High School... ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in Missouri... was ranked as the No. 279 national prospect by Baseball America... earned the St. Louis metro area and the Metro Catholic Conference Pitcher of the Year... named first-team all-metro, first-team all-district and first-team all-state as a senior... was selected as a PNC Bank All-Star... compiled a 10-0 record with a 1.54 ERA as a sophomore... went 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA as a junior... was 8-2 with a 0.54 ERA as a senior.

Parents are Daniel and Denise... has a sister, Mary.

2014 2.77 0-0 9-0 0 0/2 0 13.0 9 4 4 10 14 4 0
2015 3.53 4-0 17-4 0 0/2 0 46.0 44 20 18 14 46 5 2
2016 3.19 10-2 17-17 1 0/2 0 98.2 80 36 35 30 93 7 4
2017 3.77 12-3 19-19 1 1/0 0 105.0 86 47 44 35 113 6 10
Career 3.46 26-5 62-40 2 1/6 0
219 107 101 89 266 22

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