A baseball agent will not be a baseball agent for long if he takes a commission from his Minor League clients. The agent’s clients are having a hard enough time trying to survive on their meager salaries to be dolling out money to anybody. So if an agent’s client has a Minor League career, but never makes it to the big leagues (actually needs to be making above minimum salary to have the ability to pay his agent commissions), then the agent may end up taking a loss on the client. Don’t forget that unless the client has an equipment deal, the agent is most likely paying for all of the client’s equipment needs.
Making the Majors is quite difficult; ask any baseball player who has made it. Ask the players who had long Minor League careers, getting all the way up to Triple-A before having to call it quits. What happens afterwards? Good agents will continue to help their clients find jobs elsewhere. The jobs may have nothing to do with baseball. It may be helping a client find a position as a scout. It could be bringing the client in to work for you, the agent.
That’s exactly what Nick Brockmeyer decided to do with his client Garrett Broshuis. I have known Nick for quite some time now, and have met Garrett through Twitter. While I have never met either of them in person, I feel like I have great relationships with the both of them. Anyway, Garrett recently decided that after 6 years of playing in the Minors within the San Francisco Giants organization, he was going to move on to something new. We all know he has a bright mind on his shoulders; he has been writing articles for Baseball America for a while, he often provides thought provoking Tweets (be careful, though – he also talks about the weird/old people who work out with him at the gym), and he is about to venture off to law school (good luck!). That’s the type of guy that would fit in well working for the agents that have helped him throughout his Minor League career.
And Nick decided to bring Garrett in, making him an employee at Platinum Sports and Entertainment. Platinum Sports is already a powerhouse in the state of Missouri, but will only get stronger with the addition of Garrett, who was an All-American at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
“I have known Garrett for a long time and I think he will have a big impact on the growth of Platinum Sports,” stated Nick Brockmeyer, President and founder of the company. “His in-depth knowledge of the game combined with his character will enable him to relate to the players on a level that not many would be able to.”
Good luck, and I am looking forward to meeting the both of you in person when I eventually make my way to St. Louis.