Brian Ward Career Stats
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- Full Name: Brian Patrick Ward
- Born: October 17, 1985
- Age: 29
- Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA
- Bats: R
- Throws: R
- Height: 5' 11"
- Weight: 210
- School: Lewis-Clark State
2014: Opened the season with Bowie, hitting .346 (9-26) in seven games before being promoted to Norfolk...Hit .227 with two home runs and two RBI in 64 games with Norfolk...Belted his first Triple-A home run on May 8 at Louisville, a three-run shot off of Chien-ming Wang...Threw out 32.8 % of attempted basestealers (19 of 58)...Norfolk's pitching staff posted a 3.60 ERA with him behind the plate...16 of his 20 runs batted in came on the road...Made first career pitching appearance on April 15 at Gwinnett.
2013: Played in 49 games for Double-A Bowie where he batted .260 with a pair of home runs and 23 runs batted in...Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from August 6-18, over which he hit .400 (10-for-25) with a home run, two RBI and six runs scored...Hit .326 with runners in scoring position (14-for-43), including a 4-for-5 mark with bases loaded (10 RBI) on the season...Threw out 47.4 % of attempted basestealers (18 of 38), a mark that would have led the league had he played in enough games...Was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on September 2 for the last game of the season...Rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Catcher in the Orioles system after the season.
2012: Joined Double-A Bowie on June 6 and recorded a hit in each of his first six games…Batted .319 (15-for-47) against left-handed pitching…Batted .324 (11-for-34) when leading off an inning…Named the Best Defensive Catcher in the Orioles system after the season by Baseball America...Played for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League following the season.
2011: Played in a career-high 104 games at Single-A Frederick and had career-bests in batting average (.254), runs (43), hits (85), doubles (22), home runs (7), RBI (32), walks (42), stolen bases (9), slugging (.382) and OPS (.721).
2010: Spent entire season with Class-A Frederick...Drove in a season-best three runs June 30 at Salem...Had a season-high three hits July 5 at Kinston...Hit .281 (9-for-32) with runners in scoring position and two outs.
2009: Spent first pro season with short-season Aberdeen...Picked up his first professional hit on June 21 at Hudson Valley...Had three straight multi-hit games July 31-August 5.
PERSONAL: Brian Patrick Ward signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a non-drafted free agent on June 11, 2009 out of Lewis-Clark State College (ID)...Named the 2008 NAIA World Series MVP as the LCSC Warriors capped a 58-7 season with a championship...Attended Marina High School (CA).