Brody Jessee earns promotion with Reds' farm system to finish minor-league season

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Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Sep 19, 2023

Ever since Brody Jessee entered the pro ranks his career has taken an upward trajectory.

The rocket right-handed relief pitcher has gone from rookie level to Single-A to High-A in the span of 22 games.

Jessee ended his rookie season with a promotion to the Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League as he continued his rapid rise in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.

The 6-foot-4 hurler was a 10th round draft pick out of Gonzaga University by way of South High in 2022 and pitched two games at the rookie level.

But this year was really his rookie campaign, and the 22-year-old threw the ball well despite missing two months with an injury.

Jessee made 20 appearances and finished with a 1-0 record, three saves and 1.83 ERA. He struck out 55 batters in 34.1 innings.

He pitched in 17 games with the Daytona Tortugas at Single-A, where he enjoyed most of his success.

He spent only two games at the rookie level Arizona Complex League after coming off the DL and then finished the season at High-A Dayton.

The promotion was a tip-of-the-cap to Jessee from the Reds’ organization.