Adam Bright

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Adam Bright
Melbourne Aces
Pitcher
Born: (1984-08-11) 11 August 1984 (age 30)
Melbourne, Australia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Teams

Adam Bright (born 11 August 1984, in Melbourne) is an Australian left-handed pitcher. He is son of ex-star Australian spin bowler Ray Bright.[1]

Bright signed with the Colorado Rockies in 2002 at the age of 17[2] after a strong performance at the 2002 Junior World Championships. He debuted with the Casper Rockies in 2003 and led the Pioneer League with most games pitched.

In 2004 he debuted for the Victoria Aces in the Claxton Shield and later that year played A- ball with the Tri-City Dust Devils. In 2005, Bright had his first full-season with a 4–2 record including 6 saves and a 3.38 ERA in 51 games for the Asheville Tourists.

Bright made his debut with Australia's senior national team in the 2005 Baseball World Cup, with a win against the Czech Republic and an 1.50 ERA in four games.[2] He also made one appearance against Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.[2] Bright also played for Australia in the 2007 Baseball World Cup and the 2009 World Baseball Classic,[2][3] and was selected for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.[4]

In 2009 he played AA with the Tulsa Drillers[5] and is often brought on as a LOOGY. He was also the shortest pitcher on the Drillers roster at 5'11". In 2010, he was released by the Rockies and played in the Italian Baseball League with Telemarket Rimini before moving back to Australia to play for the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League. In the 2010-11 Australian Baseball League season he pitched 2–3 with a 3.12 ERA including two saves.

In 2011, he was signed to the Aces sister team, the Yomiuri Giants.[6]

Awards/Honors[edit]

2008 TEX Mid-Season All-Star

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team can win gold: Deeble". Melbourne: The Age. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Winston, Lisa (5 February 2009). "World play enlightens Rockies' Bright: Australia's national team fixture could get more experience in Classic". mlb.com. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (25 February 2009). "2009 World Baseball Classic rosters". USA Today. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Sedgman, Cassandra (3 September 2009). "ABF Announce 2009 World Cup Team". Australian Baseball Federation. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "ADAM BRIGHT, LHP". Baseball America. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Cowley, Michael (31 December 2010). "Ray of light – Bright sparks interest from Tokyo scouts". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ MiLB Player Profile

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