Jon Brandt Signs With San Diego Padres
June 12, 2001
Los Angeles - Jon Brandt (Palo Alto, CA/Palo Alto HS) agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres organization last night after being drafted in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft on June 5th. Brandt was assigned to the Padres' Advanced rookie team, the Idaho Falls Padres.
Brandt made his way into the UCLA career record book after four solid years as a Bruin. He is fifth all-time with 265 strikeouts, and seventh with 75 appearances over his four years. He earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors twice and was a member of the USA National Team in the summer of 1999. He finished the 2001 season with a 4.93 ERA, lowering his career ERA to 5.08. Brandt was selected in the 50th round of the 1997 draft after his senior year of high school