Summary: baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels who had overcome major elbow surgery to realize his big league dreams as a rookie after he hurt his pitching elbow two weeks before the June 2004 major league draft and underwent Tommy John surgery (a reconstructive operation on an elbow ligament), then spent most of the next four seasons in the minors, and who had recently made his season debut with the Angels, throwing six scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics.
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a car accident caused by a drunk driver
Born: August 24, 1986
Died: April 9, 2009
Location: Fullerton, California