COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland baseball head coach Rob Vaughn announced the addition of former professional pitcher and Maryland native Brandon Erbe as a student assistant coach Monday.
“We are incredibly excited to bring Brandon on staff here at Maryland,” Vaughn said. “He is a winner in every aspect – a Maryland guy that was a third rounder out of high school and is now a father of two who is getting an aerospace engineering degree. It helps that he has muscles that I’ve never seen before – we call him Captain America.”
Erbe, a Baltimore native, played 10 professional seasons in the Orioles, Phillies and Rockies organizations from 2005-2014. He was drafted in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Orioles out of the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Md.
“As a lifelong Terrapin fan and Maryland resident, the opportunity to give back and help after my playing career.is something I am grateful to coach Vaughn for,” Erbe said. “As a Maryland student, my ties are growing stronger to the university and I hope to help in anyway in the goal of bringing a national championship back to College Park.”
A dominate performer for the Eagles, Erbe was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection as a junior. He advanced through the Orioles system, reaching Triple-A in 2010 with the Norfolk Tides. Erbe’s best professional season came in 2009 with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. The right-hander went 5-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 14 starts, striking out 62 in 73 innings while holding batters to a .170 average.
Erbe signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in 2012 and spent the 2013 season with the club before joining the Rockies for the 2014 season.
He was named to the McDonogh Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
Erbe is enrolled in the A. James Clark School of Engineering as an aerospace engineering major. He worked as an Attack Helicopter Sustainment Engineering Intern at Boeing this last summer.