Brian Tollberg

Brian Tollberg

Major League Exp: 4 yrs

Padres

Brian was signed out of the independent Frontier League by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1995. He debuted on June 20, 2000, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching 7 innings of shutout baseball and earning the National League Pitcher of the Week his first week in the Major Leagues. Tollberg was the first player to reach the Major Leagues from the independent Frontier League, a league who has since named their version of the Cy Young award after Tollberg.