This week for the “Where Are They Now?” series, we will be traveling back to the 2011 season. We are focusing on Terre Haute native and former Indiana State Sycamore, Brandon Dorsett. Brandon, the son of MLB player Brian Dorsett, played two seasons in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system.
Dorsett joined the REX in the 2011 season before his junior year of college. The right handed pitcher made 13 appearances for the REX during the regular season and one appearance during the playoffs. The young hurler ended that season with a record of 3-1 and a regular season ERA of 2.34. He pitched 18.1 innings during his time with Wabash Valley’s Own and struck out 12 batters. His best game in a REX uniform came on July 21, 2011 against the Quincy Gems. Dorsett pitched 4.1 innings and struck out four batters. He was awarded the win as the REX defeated the Gems 10-8.
Dorsett had quite an impressive college career as well. In his senior season he came out of the bullpen for the Indiana State Sycamores and was extremely effective. During the 2012 Sycamores’ season Dorsett pitched in relief 28 times. During those appearances he had a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 1.99. He only allowed five runs through the entire season while also striking out nine batters and earning one save.
After Dorsett’s senior season he was unfortunately not drafted to an MLB organization, but that did not stop him from playing professional baseball. After the MLB draft, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays organization as an undrafted free agent. In the 2012 season he was with the Bluefield Blue Jays. During this season, he made 18 appearances, had a record of 3-2, four saves, 19 strikeouts, and an ERA 1.71. In the 2013 season Dorsett was assigned to the Vancouver Canadians. In his season with the Canadians, Dorsett appeared in 18 games with a record of 1-0. He had eight strikeouts through 19 innings pitched.
After he finished his career with the Blue Jays organization, Dorsett came back to settle down in the Terre Haute area. He now works at Dorsett Automotive. #REXNation thanks Dorsett for all of the memories he brought the Wabash Valley while he has with the REX and the Sycamores. We wish you luck in all of your future endeavors.