BJ HAGENDrafted by Houston Astros NCAA Div. I – UNCC

Academic:

  • UNC Charlotte. Bachelor’s degree – Communications-Mass Media
  • Athletic Director’s List

Career:

  • Signed as undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros
  • Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League
  • Gave up 24 hits all summer, holding opponents to a .178 average
  • Struck out 38, while walking just 16.
  • Pitched three perfect innings and struck out all nine batters he faced
  • 26 inning stretch – gave up just two earned runs, struck out 30 hitters, and allowed just 10 hits
  • Five scoreless outings

Personal- BJ played 4 years at UNC Charlotte as a RHP where he was used for numerous roles. He played independently for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League in 2009 and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros in 2010. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications-Mass Media. He is originally from Richmond, Va.

Houston Astros-2010: Spent most of the summer with the Astros rookie ball team in Greenville, TN.  Made 7 appearances there with a win before being sent to the Gulf Coast League. In the GCL he posted a 1.97 ERA with a record of 1-3 with a win and a save.

Traverse City-2009: In his first professional season, Hagen was 1-3 with 3 saves and a 2.48 ERA in 40 innings. He only gave up 24 hits all summer, holding opponents to a .178 average, and striking out 38 while walking just 16. Hagen’s most impressive outing was on August 19th in Sauget, Illinois, versus the Gateway Grizzlies when he pitched three perfect innings and struck out all nine batters he faced. Hagen had a 26 inning stretch in the second half of the season where he gave up just two earned runs, struck out 30 hitters, and allowed just 10 hits.

At Charlotte – 2008: Appeared in the most games in a season in his career (20), 9 of those appearances were starts. Posted a 3-2 record and a 5.80 ERA with 68.1 innings pitched which was most in his career in Charlotte.

2007Began season without allowing a run in first four appearances (6.2 innings)… Part of a pair of combined shutouts, 11-0 over Va. Tech on 2/15 and vs. Saint Joseph’s on 4/6… Earned both wins in relief against North Carolina A&T, pitching 4.2 innings in a 16-6 win in Greensboro on 3/20 and a 2.2-inning outing at home on 4/17… Did not give up a run in either outing… Did not allow an earned run in 10 of 17 appearances… Did not throw a wild pitch or hit a batter in first 10 appearances of season… Team was 9-8 in games in which he appeared… Athletic Director’s List (Fall).

2006: Recorded most saves (3) of any returning player… Made first career collegiate start on Feb. 21 at Wake Forest, a no-decision after four innings, allowing two hits and two runs, one earned, with four strikeouts and one walk… Achieved only win of the season on Feb. 17 vs. Canisius, entering the game trailing 6-3 and pitching 1.1 scoreless innings, with one strikeout as Charlotte won 8-6… Recorded a 4.2 scoreless innings pitched streak, from Mar. 17-31, though the team was 1-2-1 during that span… Notched first career save in first season appearance, a three-inning effort on Feb. 12 in an 11-2 win versus Wake Forest in game one of a double header… Had all three saves and lone win in first five appearances… Team was 9-8-1 in games in which he appeared… Did not allow a run in nine of 18 season appearances.

2005: Five scoreless outings and seven appearances without an earned run … 3-0 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 appearances after March 20 … Multiple strikeouts in seven appearances … First career win came with 5.0 relief innings vs. Wake Forest (April 20) … Struck out five in that game … Had four K’s against #30 TCU … Also won at Furman and at Memphis … 2-0, 4.66 ERA in five road games.

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