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Adrian Houser

Adrian Houser

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 235 | Age: 26
Draft: 2011 (Rd: 2, #69, Houston Astros) - Locust Grove (OK) HS
Tahlequah, OK USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 6 7 3.72 35 18 0 111.1 117 1.24
3 Seasons 6 7 3.61 44 18 0 127.0 125 1.27
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 35 6-7 3.72 111.1 117 1.24
3 Seasons 44 6-7 3.61 127.0 125 1.27

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 MIL NL 8 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.50
2018 MIL NL 59 0 0 3.29 7 0 0 13.2 13 5 5 0 7 8 1.46
2019 MIL NL 462 6 7 3.72 35 18 0 111.1 101 49 46 14 37 117 1.24
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Curveball: 50 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Houser first reached the Major Leagues September 2015, roughly two months after the Brewers had acquired him as part of the trade that sent Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers to Houston. He would make 13 starts at Double-A in 2016 before requiring Tommy John surgery, which knocked him out until July of the following year. Fully healthy in 2018, Houser bounced between Triple-A and the big leagues, struggling as a starter in the Minors but pitching well out of the Brewers' bullpen.

A big and physical righty, Houser pitches with a 94-95 mph fastball that has good sinking action and nets him both whiffs and ground-ball outs. His 12-to-6 curveball in the low 80s previously earned plus grades, but it was more of an average pitch for him in 2018, generating more grounders than whiffs. His changeup, though still a bit on the firm side, has emerged as perhaps his better, more consistent secondary offering, registering in the mid-80s with some late tumble and fade. He's done a better job repeating his delivery post-Tommy John surgery, though he still has gains to make with both his control and command.

Houser showed a more pitch-to-contact approach in 2018, employing a higher arm slot that led to an increase in ground balls but also a dropoff in whiffs and strikeouts. The Brewers will continue to develop Houser as a starter in the Minors, provided that's where he begins the season, but club officials acknowledge that the bullpen more than likely will be his long-term home.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 35 6 0 0.0 90.1 -12.2 .156 .217 .282 .285 .152 50.0 0.0 25.0
2018 226 43 1 2.3 88.6 15.4 .247 .356 .325 .317 .305 27.9 13.6 11.9
2019 1810 303 15 5.0 86.0 4.4 .221 .337 .305 .279 .333 35.0 25.3 8.0
ALL 2071 352 16 4.5 86.4 5.5 .223 .338 .307 .283 .326 34.4 23.6 8.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/10/2011 Houston Astros signed Adrian Houser.
06/17/2011 Adrian Houser assigned to GCL Astros.
07/28/2011 Adrian Houser assigned to Greeneville Astros from GCL Astros.
06/17/2013 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.
04/02/2014 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Quad Cities River Bandits from Tri-City ValleyCats.
04/01/2015 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Quad Cities River Bandits.
04/19/2015 Lancaster JetHawks placed RHP Adrian Houser on the temporarily inactive list.
04/24/2015 Lancaster JetHawks activated RHP Adrian Houser from the temporarily inactive list.
06/18/2015 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
07/30/2015 Milwaukee Brewers traded CF Carlos Gomez, RHP Mike Fiers and Other Considerations to Houston Astros for RHP Adrian Houser, OF Brett Phillips, RF Domingo Santana and LHP Josh Hader.
08/02/2015 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Biloxi Shuckers.
09/22/2015 Milwaukee Brewers selected the contract of Adrian Houser from Biloxi Shuckers.
03/14/2016 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Biloxi Shuckers.
06/06/2016 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Adrian Houser on the temporarily inactive list.
06/11/2016 Biloxi Shuckers activated RHP Adrian Houser from the temporarily inactive list.
07/06/2016 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Adrian Houser on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 4, 2016.
09/30/2016 Biloxi Shuckers activated RHP Adrian Houser from the 7-day disabled list.
10/03/2016 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Biloxi Shuckers.
03/08/2017 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Biloxi Shuckers.
04/06/2017 Biloxi Shuckers placed RHP Adrian Houser on the 7-day disabled list.
07/25/2017 Biloxi Shuckers sent RHP Adrian Houser on a rehab assignment to AZL Brewers.
08/24/2017 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Biloxi Shuckers.
10/02/2017 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
10/10/2017 RHP Adrian Houser assigned to Salt River Rafters.
03/14/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Biloxi Shuckers.
04/06/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Biloxi Shuckers.
04/09/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Biloxi Shuckers.
05/25/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Biloxi Shuckers.
05/27/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
06/17/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
06/28/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
07/12/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
07/13/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
08/10/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
08/11/2018 Milwaukee Brewers optioned Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
10/02/2018 Milwaukee Brewers recalled RHP Adrian Houser from San Antonio Missions.
03/18/2019 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to San Antonio Missions.
04/22/2019 Milwaukee Brewers recalled Adrian Houser from San Antonio Missions.
04/23/2019 Milwaukee Brewers optioned RHP Adrian Houser to San Antonio Missions.
05/03/2019 Milwaukee Brewers recalled RHP Adrian Houser from San Antonio Missions.