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A right-hand pitcher from Langley, Brandon was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays in 2011.
He spent the 2012 season with the GCL Blue Jays, the Bluefield Blue Jays of the (Rookie) Appalachian League, and the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A Florida State League. His numbers for the season for all three teams were 20 appearances (all in relief), 0-3, 2.79 ERA, 34 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings pitched. MILB stats
He played for the class A Vancouver Canadians in 2011, had a record of 1-2, 3.65 ERA, 24 2/3 innings pitched (all in relief), 14 strikeouts, and 14 bases on balls. He also pitched a hitless inning in the Northwest League playoffs, struck out 1, and walked 1.
In 2011, his Senior year, Brandon was 4-5, 5.09 ERA, with 31 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched.
Brandon had 13 starts in 2010. He pitched a complete-game shutout against Concordia-Portland on April 11. His record was 7-3, 3.42 ERA, with 51 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings pitched.
Brandon was a transfer from Douglas College, and was good enough to be drafted by the Blue Jays in the 45th round of the 2009 MLB draft. He played for Team Canada during the Summers of 2008 (World University Games) and 2009 (World Baseball Challenge). He played for the Okotoks Dawgs of the WMBL during the Summer of 2009, and pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings during the playoffs. He is the half-brother of Blue Jays pitcher Scott Richmond.