Date of Birth: 06/28/1983
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 215 lbs
Resides: Omaha, NE
Highest Level: A
Brownell enters his sixth season with the Ducks and 12th in professional baseball. He has spent the past four full seasons with Long Island as well as part of the 2012 campaign. He is the all-time franchise leader in wins (46), games started (109), innings pitched (729.1) and strikeouts (571), surpassing Randy Leek (2007-10) in each category. In addition, the 33-year-old is the team’s single season record holder in strikeouts (147; 2016), innings pitched (202.0; 2014), complete games (7; 2013) and games started (29; 2014). He has compiled a 46-35 record with a 3.62 ERA, 22 complete games and five shutouts with Long Island.
In 2016, the Omaha resident led the Atlantic League with six complete games while ranking second in innings pitched (169.0), third in strikeouts (147), fifth in games started (25) and sixth in ERA (3.30). After going 10-8 in the regular season, he started two postseason games and allowed just three runs in 11 and two-thirds innings. The righty earned the win in Long Island’s decisive Game Five victory over the Somerset Patriots to clinch the franchise’s fourth Liberty Division title in six seasons.
Brownell received Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year honors in 2015, becoming just the second player in team history to earn the honor (Mike Loree, 2011). That year, he led the league in wins (12), innings pitched (175.2), complete games (4), shutouts (2) and strikeouts (146) while ranking second in games started (26) and fifth in ERA (3.38). Prior to that, the former Philadelphia Phillies draft pick helped the Ducks win back-to-back Atlantic League championships in 2012 and 2013. He was named Championship Series MVP of the latter after winning all three of his playoff starts, including the winner-take-all Game Five of the Championship Series at Somerset.