The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed three pitchers — Aaron Brooks, Calvin Drummond and Mark McCoy — to contracts for the 2017 season.
Brooks, 24 (05-15-92), is a 6-foot-6 and 210-pound right hander from Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Last season, splitting time between the Seattle Mariners’ high-A and double-A teams, Brooks went 4-1 with three saves and a 4.46 ERA, with 59 strikeouts and 23 walks in 76 2/3 innings.
The Mariners selected Brooks in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Edmonds Community College (Wash.). In five professional seasons, all in the Seattle organization, Brooks is 11-10 with a 3.95 ERA. He has struck out 190 and walked 62 in 227 2/3 innings.
Drummond, 27 (09-22-89), is a 6-foot-3 and 200-pound right hander from Huntington Beach, Calif. He split time last season between the Detroit Tigers’ high-A and double-A teams. He went 1-4 with a 3.34 ERA in 25 appearances (six starts).
The Tigers selected Drummond in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Arizona Christian University. In four professional seasons, Drummond is 14-11 with 10 saves and a 3.12 ERA. He has struck out 242 and walked 108.
McCoy, 22 (04-30-94), is a 6-foot-2 and 200-pound left hander from Barnegat, N.J. He has spent the first two years of his professional career in the Kansas City Royals’ organization, reaching high-A Wilmington in 2016. Splitting time between Wilmington and single-A Lexington last season, he went 4-5 with a 5.73 ERA in 35 games.
The Royals selected McCoy in the 29th round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Rutgers. He is 6-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 49 career games. He has 90 strikeouts and 57 walks.
The T-Bones open the 2017 regular season at home on May 19 against Lincoln.
– Story from Matt Fulks, T-Bones