Frederick, MD – May 11, 2023 – Frederick right-handed pitcher Brett de Geus had his contract purchased by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, May 11. He is the first player in Frederick ALPB’s history to have their contract purchased by a Major League Baseball organization. He will report to their Triple-A affiliate, the Omaha Storm Chasers.
de Geus appeared in five games with Frederick, pitching to a 3.00 ERA and striking out six batters. Opponents hit just .250 against him over six innings.
de Geus returns to affiliated baseball, where he most recently pitched in 2022 with the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Double-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
At just 25 years old, he already boasts big-league experience, having pitched in 47 games in 2021 between the Rangers and Diamondbacks, after being selected in the Rule 5 draft prior to the 2021 season.
Originally from Pleasanton, California, de Geus was a 33rd round pick by the Dodgers in 2017 out of Cabrillo College. He was a Midwest League All-Star in 2019, a year in which he also earned Rising Star honors in the Arizona Fall League.
About Attain Sports and Entertainment
Based in McLean, Va., Attain Sports and Entertainment owns and manages the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate Bowie (MD) Baysox, the MLB Draft League Frederick (MD) Keys, and a yet to be named Atlantic League baseball team based in Frederick, Maryland. The company was formed in 2021 to present sports as affordable family-friendly entertainment with a commitment to community engagement, customer service, innovation, and the professional growth and development of its employees. For more information, visit www.attainse.com.
About the Frederick Atlantic League Team
The yet to be named Frederick Baseball Team is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. With its inaugural season in 2023, the team plays its home games at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. The club will open its 2023 season on the road against the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Friday, April 28. The home opener at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium will be on Tuesday, May 2 against the Lexington Legends. Season and group tickets are now available for the 2023 season. For more information, please call 301.815.9900 or visit us online at www.frederickatlanticleague.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2023, the Atlantic League is Major League Baseball’s first Professional Partner League, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 1,200 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 45 million fans to its family-friendly ballparks throughout its 25-year history. Please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.