Brandon Webb was born in Ashland, Kentucky, and played baseball as a pitcher at the University of Kentucky. Webb was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 8th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft. He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2003 through 2009. Webb was a three-time MLB All-Star. He won the Cy Young award in 2006 and was runner-up in 2005 and 2007.
In 2005, he established Brandon Webb’s K Foundation, a charity that aims to “improve the lives of critically and chronically ill children throughout Arizona by providing daily support and life changing experiences. In 2009 he was named #31 on the Sporting News’ list of the 50 greatest current players in baseball. A series of shoulder injuries sidelined him for much of 2009-2012, and on February 4, 2013, Webb officially retired from Major League Baseball. He is currently a FOX Sports Arizona Pre and Postgame Show Analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks.