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Colten Brewer

Colten Brewer

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 230 | Age: 26
Draft: 2011 (Rd: 4, #122, Pittsburgh Pirates) - Canton (TX) HS
Dallas, TX USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 2 4.31 48 0 0 48.0 44 1.75
2 Seasons 2 2 4.53 59 0 0 57.2 54 1.84
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 48 1-2 4.31 48.0 44 1.75
2 Seasons 59 2-2 4.53 57.2 54 1.84

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 SD NL 49 1 0 5.59 11 0 0 9.2 15 10 6 0 7 10 2.28
2019 BOS AL 225 1 2 4.31 48 0 0 48.0 53 24 23 5 31 44 1.75
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 40

A Pirates fourth-round pick in 2011, Brewer pitched in just 11 games in his first four pro seasons and did little to distinguish himself before the Yankees claimed him in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft at the 2016 Winter Meetings. The Red Sox tried to sign him as a Minor League free agent after the 2017 season but lost out to the Padres, who also rebuffed trade overtures from Boston last summer. Looking for low-cost bullpen options, the Sox finally landed him in a November trade for second-base prospect Esteban Quiroz.

Brewer's signature pitch is described by different evaluators as a fastball with unusual cutting action or a cutter with unusual velocity. Whatever you want to call it, it sits at 92-94 mph and reaches 96 with tremendous natural life, missing bats and generating a lot groundouts. He relies on it heavily and also mixes in a low-80s curveball with power and depth that he can't always land for strikes.

Brewer endeared himself to the Red Sox's analytic department with the movement on his pitches, high spin rates and pronounced groundout/airout rates (1.7 in his Minor League career). He throws strikes but battled his command in the big leagues with San Diego last year. If he can do a better job of locating his pitches, he could become a valuable member of Boston's 2019 bullpen.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 194 32 1 3.1 86.0 11.9 .292 .364 .390 .343 .374 34.4 20.4 14.3
2019 897 148 8 5.4 87.9 6.0 .252 .368 .352 .326 .347 29.7 19.6 13.4
ALL 1091 180 9 5.0 87.6 7.1 .259 .367 .359 .329 .352 30.6 19.8 13.6
MLB 38497 6.3 87.5 11.1 .251 .409 .318 .318 .371 34.4 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
08/04/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Colten Brewer to Pawtucket Red Sox.
05/29/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled RHP Colten Brewer from Pawtucket Red Sox.
05/26/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Colten Brewer to Pawtucket Red Sox.
11/20/2018 San Diego Padres traded RHP Colten Brewer to Boston Red Sox for 2B Esteban Quiroz.
09/11/2018 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Colten Brewer from El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/30/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso Chihuahuas.
08/28/2018 Colten Brewer roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
08/18/2018 San Diego Padres sent RHP Colten Brewer on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/23/2018 San Diego Padres placed RHP Colten Brewer on the 10-day disabled list. Strained left oblique.
07/20/2018 San Diego Padres recalled RHP Colten Brewer from El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/04/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso Chihuahuas.
07/03/2018 San Diego Padres recalled Colten Brewer from El Paso Chihuahuas.
04/13/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso Chihuahuas.
04/12/2018 San Diego Padres recalled Colten Brewer from El Paso Chihuahuas.
03/28/2018 San Diego Padres optioned RHP Colten Brewer to El Paso Chihuahuas.
11/22/2017 San Diego Padres signed free agent Colten Brewer.
11/06/2017 RHP Colten Brewer elected free agency.
08/22/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
08/12/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
07/21/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
07/15/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
05/25/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Trenton Thunder from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
05/14/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from Trenton Thunder.
04/06/2017 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Tampa Yankees.
02/28/2017 New York Yankees signed free agent RHP Colten Brewer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
02/28/2017 New York Yankees invited non-roster RHP Colten Brewer to spring training.
02/28/2017 RHP Colten Brewer roster status changed by New York Yankees.
12/08/2016 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders claimed RHP Colten Brewer off waivers from Bradenton Marauders.
10/02/2016 Bradenton Marauders activated RHP Colten Brewer.
08/03/2016 RHP Colten Brewer roster status changed by Bradenton Marauders.
07/13/2016 Bradenton Marauders activated RHP Colten Brewer from the temporarily inactive list.
06/23/2016 Bradenton Marauders placed RHP Colten Brewer on the temporarily inactive list.
04/05/2016 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Bradenton Marauders from West Virginia Power.
06/25/2014 Colten Brewer assigned to Jamestown Jammers from Jamestown Jammers.
09/12/2013 Jamestown Jammers activated RHP Colten Brewer from the 7-day disabled list.
06/29/2013 Jamestown Jammers placed RHP Colten Brewer on the 7-day disabled list. Right lower leg stress reaction.
06/17/2013 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to Jamestown Jammers from GCL Pirates.
06/17/2012 Colten Brewer assigned to GCL Pirates.
09/14/2011 West Virginia Power activated RHP Colten Brewer from the 7-day disabled list.
07/25/2011 RHP Colten Brewer assigned to West Virginia Power from GCL Pirates.
07/13/2011 Pittsburgh Pirates signed RHP Colten Brewer.
07/13/2011 Colten Brewer assigned to GCL Pirates.