Brandon Quintero

Golden Eagle pitcher drafted by Chicago White Sox

Brandon Quintero

Golden Eagle ace pitcher, Brandon Quitero has been selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Chicago White Sox drafted junior Brandon Quintero in the 16th round.

"Brandon will represent himself and Cal State L.A. to the highest level," Cal State L.A. head coach Vince Beringhele said.

About Brandon

2014: Had a second impressive season with the Golden Eagles and led the team in wins for a second straight season. Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts and led the team in innings pitched with 63 2/3 despite missing more than three weeks because of injury. Compiled a 5-5 record with a 4.38 earned run average. Led the team in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts. Tossed the first nine-inning complete game of his career in a 7-4 win over Chico State on March 15. Allowed seven hits and four runs while walking three and striking out 10. Struck out a season-high 11 in his next start against Cal Poly Pomona on March 7. Struck out 10 or more batters in four starts. Tossed six shutout innings while allowing only three hits and striking out 10 in a 5-3 victory over Cal State Stanislaus on March 2.

2013: Had an outstanding first season with the Golden Eagles and was one of the best freshmen in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Compiled an 8-6 record with a 4.08 earned run average. Shared the team lead in wins with eight. Made 15 appearances, 14 of them starts. Was second on the team with 90 1/3 innings pitched. Walked just 23 and struck out 79. Had his best outing in a two-hit, seven-inning shutout over Cal State Dominguez Hills on April 27. Didn’t walk a batter and struck out a season-high 11. Also tossed a seven-inning shutout in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 23. Allowed six hits and walked two while striking out six. Walked just one and struck out 10 in a win over Cal State East Bay on April 13. Gave up just five hits and one unearned run in six innings of an 8-2 win over Fresno Pacific on March 23 and allowed five hits and one earned run in seven innings of a 5-2 win at Cal State San Bernardino on March 30.

At Sonora High School: Earned his team’s Pitcher of the Year award twice and earned first-team All-Freeway League honors twice as well. Was 8-2 with a 2.33 earned run average as a junior and helped his team reach the CIF quarterfinals.

Personal: Son of Louis and Lupita Quinterio. Majoring in business. Enjoys listening to music. Lists helping the Santa Barbara Foresters win a National Baseball Congress championship last summer as his most exciting experience in sports. Drew the start and allowed only five hits and one run over six strong innings in the title game. Notes that he has three sisters, Mia, Daisy and Tiffany and two brothers, Anthony and Matthew.