Former MLB pitcher Steven Brault is set to bring his insights to the broadcast booth, joining SportsNet Pittsburgh for the 2024 season. Known for his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and a brief stint with the Chicago Cubs, Brault's transition from the pitcher's mound to broadcasting has created a buzz among fans. Overall Brault was very well-liked by fans, showcasing his personality and thus really connecting with the community.
Born on April 29, 1992, Brault's baseball journey started when the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 11th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. A trade in 2015 brought him to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he embarked on a notable career in both the Minor and Major Leagues. The Bucs sent outfielder Travis Snider to the Orioles for Brault and pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley. Brault made his MLB debut in 2016, contributing to a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals. He would pitch with the team until 2021 when he would be designated for assignment.
For the 2022 season, Brault pitched for the Chicago Cubs Organization. He stayed with the Organization through the 2022 season before being removed from their 40-man roster in the offseason. Brault's 2023 season saw him sign with the Spire City Ghost Hounds, transitioning from pitcher to a full-time position player. In 58 games, he showcased his adaptability with a .283 batting average, 7 home runs, 27 RBIs, and 4 stolen bases before retiring in September.
Steven Brault will join a long list of recent Pittsburgh Pirates who have stepped into the broadcasting booth, like Neil Walker, Matt Capps, and Kevin Young.
Now, as Brault takes on a new role with the new broadcasting group, SportsNet Pittsburgh, his experiences in professional baseball, coupled with his multifaceted talents, promise viewers a fresh perspective on the game. Whether discussing the intricacies of the sport or sharing musical insights, Brault's versatility is sure to make an impact in the booth. It will be interesting to see how he is used overall in the booth.