A native of Chesterfield Missouri, Buffa attended and played collegiate baseball at Millsaps College in Jackson Mississippi, playing only one season for the Majors posting a 7-2 record with four complete games and 2.98 ERA in 16 appearances and 81.2 total innings, in 2007. Prior to Millsaps, Buffa was a standout pitcher at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri, where he received First Team All-Central Region honors in 2005 and Second Team All-Central Region honors in 2006 after posting a 20-3 record with a 1.86 and 2.81 ERA, respectively.
In 2009, Buffa pitched for the Canada Miners in the first-ever professional summer league that was operated by the Golden League of Professional Baseball, in Tucson Arizona. Buffa appeared in six games for the Miners making three starts posting a 3-0 record striking out 19 and walking just 8 batters while compiling a 2.59 ERA, in 24.1 innings of work.
In 2010, Brent played for the Amarillo Dillas in the United League, while in 2012 and 2013 he was with the Hamburg Stealers in the HSV leading them into the Baseball-Bundesliga playoffs.
Brent is also pretty handy with the bat, he was crowned 2013 Home Run Derby Champion after blasting five in the German Baseball League All star festivities.
Brent was already in the action on Sunday, doing some late innings relief in the win over Sandringham.