Jan 20, 2014 | Dan Thompson | 342 views
Alumni Update- Brandon Dailey
Brandon had a remarkable career with the Terriers that lead to him being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. He had acquired a scholarship to Ohio University however when the opportunity to sign a professional baseball contract came along he decided to go that route.
Dailey is an outstanding and versatile athlete. In the three years he spent with the program he played short, second and third. Leading up to the MLB Draft he was clocked at 89 mph across the diamond from short.
He also possessed speed and a lot of pop in his bat.
Along with a strong desire to succeed and a work ethic beyond his years Brandon had several great accomplishments very early in life. He was consistently on the honor roll, was awarded Athlete of the Year on several occasions and captained high school teams in multiple sports.
Brandon represented the Terriers at the Canada Cup, the Canada Summer Games and Team Canada at the World Championships in 2010. All this before his 18th birthday.
So far as a roster player in the Reds minor league system Brandon has a .254 average, a .320 OBP and 9 homers. He was converted to catcher in 2013 where he played for the Midwest "A" Dayton Dragons. He had a .990 fielding %, with pop times of 1.8 seconds. He threw out 38% of runners which was the second best percentage in the entire Reds organization.
During the winter Dailey works baseball camps, runs catching clinics and does private baseball lessons. He is also a volunteer coach with Brantford Minor Baseball.