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Friday, October 16, 2020

John Braase helped college team, played three pro seasons

John Braase 1990 Bakersfield Dodgers card
College of Southern Idaho reliever John Braase helped save his team's season in this May 1987 playoff contest, The Twin Falls Times-News wrote.

Braase came on for the starter and held his opponents as Southern Idaho came back for the win, The Times-News wrote.

"You can't say enough good words about John Braase," Southern Idaho coach Jim Walker told The Times-News

Braase went on from Southern Idaho to turn pro. His pro career lasted three seasons. He topped out at high-A.

Braase's career began in 1988, taken by the Dodgers in the 29th round of the draft out of Southern Idaho and the College of Idaho.

At Southern Idaho, Braase had a 2.42 ERA and struck out 66 in 1987. In 1988 at the College of Idaho, Braase went 7-1, with a 2.42 ERA as he struck out 69. In May 1988, Braase went seven innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight in a win.

He started with the Dodgers at rookie Great Falls. He got into 17 games, starting seven. He went 4-0, with a 3.09 ERA. That July, he went five innings while giving up three, but he got the win.

Braase moved to the rookie Gulf Coast League for 1989. He went 2-0, with a 2.34 ERA over 21 outings. He also saved six.

He arrived at high-A Bakersfield for 1990. In 29 outings, one start, he went 3-3, with a 4.84 ERA and saved two. That year proved his final season as a pro.

John Braase 1990 Bakersfield Dodgers card

1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,479
Made the Majors:1,215-34.9%
Never Made Majors:2,264-65.1%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:504
10+ Seasons in the Minors:299

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