User:Edmprice/Brodie Van Wagenen

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Brodie Van Wagenen (born March 9, 1974) is a Sports Agent and a Co-Head of the baseball division at CAA Sports.

CAA Sports is a division of Creative Artists Agency, an entertainment and sports agency, and represents more than 650 of the world's best athletes in baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, and golf, in addition to icons in individual sports, Olympians, coaches, broadcasters, and other sports personalities.

Background[edit]

Van Wagenen grew up in Southern California, where he attended Crespi Carmelite High School before receiving a Baseball scholarship to Stanford University. He was the starting Right Fielder for Stanford in 1993 and 1994 [1] and graduated with a degree in Communications in 1996.

Van Wagenen began his career in the sports industry working for the Chicago Bulls Championship team in 1996-1997. From 1999 to 2001, Van Wagenen served as Director of Business Development for digital sports pioneer Broadband Sports/Athlete Direct. Van Wagenen is a certified player agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Sports agent[edit]

Van Wagenen is one of the Co-Heads of CAA Sports' Baseball division, along with Nez Balelo, Jeff Berry, Greg Landry and Joe Urbon. Van Wagenen is based in New York City and, in addition to representing many of the best MLB players, he oversees the Contracts, Marketing, and Corporate Administration for the Baseball division. CAA Baseball represents over 75 MLB clients who collectively earn more than $200 million annually and has advised 46 First-Round selections in the amateur draft over the last decade, more than any other agency in the sport.

Prior to joining CAA, Van Wagenen served as Vice President of IMG Baseball (2001-2006).

Van Wagenen represents such players as Ryan Zimmerman, Carlos Quentin, Jeremy Guthrie and John Lannan.[2] .

In 2009 Van Wagenen negotiated a five-year, $45 million contract for Zimmerman with the Washington Nationals.[3] In 2007, Van Wagenen advised high school pitcher Jack McGeary, who negotiated a unique deal after being drafted by the Nationals that got him a $1.8 million signing bonus and permission to attend Stanford.[4] Guthrie left his previous agent in 2008 to be represented by Van Wagenen.[5]

Personal[edit]

Van Wagenen and his wife Molly, also a graduate and former athlete at Stanford University, have three children. Van Wagenen's father-in-law is astronaut Neil Armstrong. Van Wagenen's father, Jeff Van Wagenen, played professional golf on the European Seniors Tour (1998-2008)[6]. Van Wagenen served on the Board of Directors for Stanford University's Buck/Cardinal Club from 1998-2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], list of Stanford lettermen
  2. ^ [2], mlb.com, "Lannan decides to switch agents"
  3. ^ [3], Washington Post, "Ryan Zimmerman's New Deal With the Nationals Was Years in the Making"
  4. ^ [4], Washington Post, "Executing the Plan"
  5. ^ [5], Balimore Sun, "Guthrie fires agent Boras"
  6. ^ [6], European Seniors Tour player bio, Jeff Van Wagenen.

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