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Mike Brady got traded, had early success, saw 4 pro seasons

Mike Brady 1990 St. Lucie Mets card

Recently traded to the Mets, new member of single-A Columbia Mike Brady quickly became the club's new closer in August 1989, The Columbia State wrote.

Brady allowed a ninth-inning single in this game, before striking out the final batter to end it, The State wrote.

"I appreciate them giving me the opportunity to come out of the pen," Brady told The State afterward. "I'm just happy and I want to show them I can do it."

Brady got that opportunity in his second professional season. He saw two more. He topped out at high-A.

Brady's career began in 1988, taken by the Blue Jays in the 17th round of the draft out of Nassau Community College in New York.

Brady started with the Blue Jays at rookie Medicine Hat. He went 0-9, with a 4.96 ERA over 17 starts.

He then began 1989 at single-A Myrtle Beach and moved to the bullpen. He arrived in the Mets system at the trading deadline, sent there with another player for Mookie Wilson

Brady went 3-1 overall that year in 50 relief outings. He also saved 18 games. He turned in a 0.99 ERA over 35 outings at Myrtle Beach, then a 4.11 mark over 15 games at Columbia.

Brady played 1990 at high-A St. Lucie. He went 2-4 there, with a 4.67 ERA over 38 games. He saved eight.

He then started 1991 at St. Lucie and finished the year with the Brewers at single-A Beloit. In 25 outings, four starts, he had a 4.55 ERA, ending his career.

Mike Brady 1990 St. Lucie Mets card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,782
Made the Majors:1,276-33.7%
Never Made Majors:2,506-66.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:525
10+ Seasons in the Minors:313

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