1966 Topps Baseball Wantlist

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Where are they now namesake edition.

This is a namesake edition of whatever happened to... This post’s subject is Brady John Raggio. Like him already, this Brady was born in LA on 9/17/72. He attended San Ramon High School in Danville, CA (Bay Area) and then Chabot Community College in Hayward, CA. He was drafted by the Redbirds as a right-handed 6’4” 210lb pitcher in the 20th round of the 1992 Amateur Draft. He signed with the Birds on June 23, 1992 and made his MLB debut on April 15, 1997. Brady’s final game was July 12, 2003 with the Diamondbacks.

Brady started off with the Cards in the Arizona League in 1992 and worked his way up the through the system until 1997 when he made his debut against the Marlins and pitched 5.1 innings allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 Ks, 3 walks on the way to his first win. In 1997 he would go 1 and 2 with an ERA of 6.89 over 15 games. In 1998 with the big team over 4 games he went 1 and 1 with an ERA of 15.43. Brady was released by the birds on December 14, 1998 and signed with the Rangers January 3, 1999.  Brady was granted free agency October 15, 1999 and headed to Japan to play with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks from 2000-2002. After the Hawks Brady signed with the D’backs in 2003 and over 10 games in that year he went 0 and 0 with an ERA of 6.48. Granted free agency in October of 2004 he signed with the Phillies August 2005 but was released October of that same year.

I can’t find too much out about Brady after his playing career but Wiki says he went into the oil business then he worked for the PCL D’Backs Triple-A Reno Aces in sales. A quick Google search shows that Brady started a organization called Battle Born Prep which “At Battle Born Preps it’s our mission to unite communities in northern Nevada by bringing the achievements of high school athletes and athletic programs to the forefront. We will work to create successful, mutually beneficial partnerships with local businesses and organizations that seed the growth of high school athletics in northern Nevada.”


  1. Pretty cool that he made it to the big leagues considering he wasn't a huge prospect.

  2. I think so too, It always seems to me that teams have so much hope for pitchers but is difficult for them to succeed. I mean I wonder if Shelby Miller is done?