Andrew Brauer begins his second season with the ThunderBolts in 2014 and his third season overall. He was acquired in a trade with the Joliet Slammers on March 18, 2013 and started 87 games in the ThunderBolts outfield in 2013. His professional career began in August of 2012, when the Slammers signed him out of Lewis University. Brauer spent two seasons at the College of DuPage before moving to Lewis, where he hit .343 over two seasons with 90 RBIs and 34 stolen bases. He led his team in RBIs both years. Andrew attended Montini High School in Lombard, Illinois.