Former West Chester University Pitching Ace Officially Signs with Phillies

Braeden Fausnaught on the pitcher's mound
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Braeden Fausnaught on the pitcher's mound as a West Chester Golden Ram.

Former West Chester University pitcher Braeden Fausnaught signed with Philadelphia Phillies this past weekend following his impressive short tenure with Trenton Thunder, writes Corey Annan for

Fausnaught has been a Phillies fan since childhood. The deal put him one step closer to wearing the same uniform as some of the heroes of his youth, such as Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee. The undrafted free agent will start his pro career with the team’s Rookie-level affiliate FCL Phillies. 

As a starter for the Golden Rams in 2022, the 22-year-old left-handed pitcher held a 9-3 record with a 3.29 ERA and 130 strikeouts. He contributed to the team’s run to the 2022 NCAA Division II World Series. His 130 strikeouts also set a record for the single-season program. 

In his 2022 season preview of West Chester, writer Wayne Cavadi praised Fausnaught, writing that his “fastball sits 87-89 and tops out at 90. He has three other pitches with a plus-changeup, a good feel for his curveball and a plus cutter. Fausnaught will throw any pitch in any count, works both sides of the plate well and is very good at controlling the running game as well.” 

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