Brooks Raley: 2023 Mets Left-Handed Specialist
He was promoted to the Cubs staff in August of 2012. In 2013 he was up & down from AAA Iowa three times, making nine appearances with a 5.14 ERA allowing sight runs in 14 innings.
Korean Baseball Organization: In December 2014 Raley signed a contract to play in the Korean Baseball Organization with the Lotte Giants. He played in five years in the KBO going 48-53 with a 4.13 ERA striking out 755 batters in 910 innings.
For 2020 he signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds & he made the team for the Covid19 season. After four games he was traded to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. In 17 appearances he went 0-1 with a 3.94 ERA.2020 Post Season: Rayley made an appearance in one game of the ALWC. In the ALDS he took
the loss in Game #3 giving up a pair of runs to the Oakland Athletics. It was the only game Oakland won in the series.
2020 ALCS: In the ALCS he made four appearances in the seven-game loss to the Tampa Rays. In Game #5 he was credited with a hold retiring three batters over the 6th & 7th innings.
In 2021 he returned to the Astros appearing in 58 games, going 2-3 with six saves posting a 3.94 ERA. Rayley recorded his first save in the third game of the season.
In May he took back-to-back losses to start out the month. On May 13th he came in the game in the 11th inning & earned his first win coming against the Rangers. In that same series he earned another win three days later.
2021 Post Season: In the ALDS he gave up three runs to the Chicago White Sox in the Game #3 loss. In the ALCS he appeared in three games of relief in the win over the Boston Red Sox.
2021 World Series: Rayley got to his first World Series that year & would appear in four games. He finished off Game #1 & was credited with a hold in Game #4. In four games he posted a 2.70 ERA allowing a run in 3.1 innings.
In 2022 he signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Rays. He started out the season with a save against the Orioles on Opening Day. On May 6th, he pitched the 9th inning in Seattle earning his first & only victory of the season.On the year he collected 25 holds, going 1-2 with six saves. He posted a 2.68 ERA with left hand batters batting just .155 against him on the year.
Mets Career: On December 7th, 2022, he was traded to the New York Mets for Keyshawn Askew.
Family: Rayley met his wife at Texas A&M, where she played for the school's women's soccer team. Together they have four children, three girls & a boy.
He comes from a baseball family, his father played in the Toronto Blue Jays organization from 1981-1982. Two of his bothers Russell & Cory also played minor league ball.