Brandon Finnegan
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Brandon Finnegan

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Southwest HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 184

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


10/01/2014

Finnegan Shines In Postseason Debut

Former Frog is just over three months removed from CWS

08/28/2014

Pitching Duo Wins SABR Metroplex Award

Finnegan and Morrison selected Co-College Players of the Year

07/02/2014

Honors Abound for 2014 Squad

19 members of the squad earned honors during the season.

06/16/2014

Stage Is Set For Tuesday CWS Showdown

Frogs and Cavaliers meet Tuesday on ESPN

06/14/2014

TCU Opens Play In CWS Sunday vs. Texas Tech

Horned Frogs are 3-2 all-time in the College World Series.

06/17/2014

TCU vs. Virginia baseball -- 6/17/14

USATSI Gallery

06/17/2014

Virginia 3, TCU 2 (15 innings)

TCU lost a heartbreaker to Virginia in 15 innings.

06/09/2014

TCU advances to the College World Series

TCU rallied for a 6-5 win over Pepperdine to advance to Omaha.

06/07/2014

Game 1: TCU vs. Pepperdine

Game 1: TCU vs. Pepperdine

05/25/2014

TCU wins Big 12 Championship Tournament

TCU defeats Oklahoma State, 7-1, to win the Big 12 Tournament.

Career Highlights
• Drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals
• 2014 NCBWA and Rawlings/ABCA 2nd-team All-American
• 2014 Louisville Slugger, Baseball America and Perfect Game 3rd-team All-American
• 2014 ABCA 1st-team All-Midwest Region
• 2014 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team
• 2014 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• Semifinalist for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 17, 2014)
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team
• 2013 Honorable Mention All-Big 12
• Member of the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team

2014 (Junior)
Started 17 games and finished the season with a 9-3 record... ranked second on the team with 105 2/3 innings pitched... finished third nationally with 134 strikeouts and third with 11.41 K/9... posted a 2.04 ERA and limited opponents to a .204 batting average... had seven games in which he fanned 10 or more... team posted a 13-4 record in games he pitched... had 11 quality starts, nine of at least seven innings and three of eight or more innings... was 5-1 with a 2.70 ERA in seven Big 12 starts... was the opening day starter for the Frogs against Jacksonville on Feb. 14... fanned 13 in seven shutout innings to picked up his first win of the season... turned in seven more shutout frames with nine strikeouts against BYU on Feb. 21... suffered his first loss of the season after allowing five runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 against Sam Houston State on Feb. 28... fanned 11 Bearkats starting a string of four straight games with 10+ strikeouts... bounced back from the loss with a complete game against Michigan State on March 7... allowed two runs on four hits, walked one and struck out 12.... tossed seven scoreless innings, giving up two hits, a walk and fanning 10 against Dartmouth (March 14)... twirled seven more shutout frames against Texas Tech on March 21 to open the Big 12 schedule... improved to 5-2 on the season after giving up a run on five hits in seven innings at Oklahoma State (March 28)... got a no-decision against West Virginia on April 4... allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven Mountaineers... picked up his sixth win of the season at Kansas on April 11... surrendered just two runs on eight hits in five innings of work... was masterful at Texas on April 17 in earning his seventh win... tossed eight shutout innings, allowed just four hits, walked one and struck out 11... pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Cal State Northridge (April 25)... returned to the mound on May 9 against Oklahoma... earned the win in a predetermined start, pitching four innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts... suffered his third loss of the season at Baylor (May 15) after allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits in 3 1/3 innings... got a no-decision in his start at the Big 12 Championships against Baylor on May 24... allowed a run on three hits in 4 2/3 innings... also took a no-decision against Siena in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on May 30... gave up just one run on four hits and struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings... picked up his ninth win of the season against Pepperdine in the opening game of the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional on June 7... gave up just two runs on three hits and fanned seven in 6 1/3 innings... was solid in TCU's 15-inning loss to Virginia (June 17) at the College World Series... allowed two runs (one earned) on nine hits in eight innings against the Cavaliers.

2013 (Sophomore)
Tied for the team lead with 15 starts as part of 16 appearances... posted a 3.18 ERA in 79 1/3 innings pitched... led the team with 86 strikeouts... team posted a 5-11 record in games he pitched and a 4-11 record in games he started... received just 2.75 runs in support... allowed three or fewer runs in 12 of his 16 appearances... surrendered two or fewer runs in nine contests... gave up an unearned run on five hits over six innings against Ole Miss in the season-opener on Feb. 15... suffered his second loss of the season after allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits in 4 2/3 innings against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22)... struck out 11, but allowed five runs in six innings of work at Jacksonville (March 1)... got a no-decision after allowing three runs in five innings against Pacific on March 9... pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against Kansas on March 17... fanned seven and allowed five hits in the no-decision... tossed his first career complete game, but took the loss after allowing three runs (one earned) in eight innings of work on March 23... surrendered two runs on two hits, walked four and struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings at Texas Tech (March 30)... pitched three scoreless innings against San Francisco (April 6)... gave up two unearned runs on three hits and struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings against Oklahoma State (April 13)... held Baylor to a run on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings on April 20... tossed his second complete game of the season, but took the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits at Kansas State (April 27)... struck out eight Wildcats... was touched for four runs in 4 1/3 innings at USC on May 3... lasted just 2 2/3 innings at West Virginia on May 11.. gave up four runs on six hits in a game the Frogs rallied to win... made his lone appearance out of the bullpen on May 14 against UT Arlington... struck out two of the four batters he faced... struck out 12 in six innings against Texas on May 17... took the loss to West Virginia in the Big 12 Championships on May 24 after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.

2012 (Freshman)
Appeared in 23 games and made 11 starts... finished the season 4-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 62 1/3 innings pitched... he struck out 56 and walked 30... didn't allow a home run and surrendered just seven extra base hits... held opponents to a .234 batting average against... team posted a 14-9 record in games he pitched, including a 6-5 mark in games he started... allowed only three of his 10 inherited runners to score... didn't allow a run in 11 of his 12 relief appearances... pitched 14 scoreless innings over his first 11 relief appearances... made his collegiate debut against Ole Miss on Feb. 19... started for the first time in his collegiate career on Feb. 21 at Baylor... was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in two innings of work... returned to the bullpen and pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25... made five consecutive starts beginning Feb. 28 against Texas State... fanned a career-high eight batters while limiting the Bobcats to a run on three hits in five innings... held Baylor hitless, but hit a career-high six batters while allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings on March 6... also started at UNLV on March 18 and at New Mexico on March 25... made the move to the bullpen on April 1 against UNLV and tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings... game started a stretch of 25 2/3 scoreless innings pitched from April 1 to May 24... earned his first career win on April 11 against UT Arlington... pitched two scoreless innings against the Mavericks... picked up his second win of the season after keeping San Diego State off the scoreboard for two innings on April 20... returned to the mound as a starter on April 24 against nationally-ranked Texas A&M... held the Aggies scoreless for 5 1/3 innings while allowing just three hits... best outing of the season came at Oklahoma on May 1... held the Sooners hitless through the first seven innings of the ballgame before giving up a base hit in the eighth... struck out seven in the game and did not walk a batter to improve to 3-3 on the season... streak came to an end against San Diego State on May 24 after he gave up three runs in three innings of work in the conference tournament opener... was tagged with his fourth loss of the season on June 1 after giving up two runs without getting an out... bounced back to help the Frogs defeat Ole Miss in a must-win game on June 3 at the NCAA College Station Regional... held the Rebels to two runs on sixt hits in a career-high 7 1/3 innings of work... walked three and struck out seven in the contest... started the NCAA Super Regional opener against UCLA on June 8... gave up three runs on three hits in five innings.

High School
Was a three-year letterwinner at Southwest High School... drafted in the 45th round of the 2011 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers... was an all-state performer as an outfielder his senior season... also earned team MVP honors as a senior... a two-time all-district performer.

Personal
Parents are Gary and Betty... has an older brother, Jonathan... brother Jonathan played baseball at Western Texas College... has not decided on a major.

Season ERA W-L G-GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO WP HBP
2012 3.47 4-5 23-11 0 0/2 0 62.1 51 25 24 30 56 3 11
2013 3.18 0-8 16-15 2 0/0 0 79.1 74 36 28 35 86 5 2
2014 2.04 9-3 17-17 1 0/4 0 105.2 79 26 24 29 134 5 4
Career 2.77 13-16 56-43 3 0/6 0
247.1
204 87 76 94 276 13
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