Colten Brewer
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 222LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2011 | Rd: 4, #122, Pittsburgh Pirates | Canton (TX) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 0 3 5.61 11 4 0 25.2 25 1.75
2021 0 0 36.00 1 0 0 1 1 7.00
2023 0 0 4.32 3 0 0 8.1 4 1.08
5 Seasons 2 5 4.98 84 4 0 99.1 92 1.77
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 0-3 5.61 25.2 25 1.75
2021 1 0-0 36.00 1 1 7.00
2023 3 0-0 4.32 8.1 4 1.08
5 Seasons 84 2-5 4.98 99.1 92 1.77
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 25 194 32 1 3.1 2.0 86.0 115.4 11.9 37.5 .284 .353 .390 .336 .364 34.4 20.4 14.3 5.59 4.86
2019 26 1016 165 9 5.5 3.6 88.8 111.2 6.7 30.9 .248 .375 .344 .322 .348 30.5 20.6 13.1 4.12 4.60
2020 27 506 82 12 14.6 9.8 89.2 110.9 6.0 37.8 .319 .565 .385 .416 .493 40.2 20.5 11.5 5.61 8.12
2021 28 30 5 0 0.0 0.0 88.1 104.3 -7.8 20.0 .351 .479 .621 .470 .430 60.0 11.1 33.3 36.00 11.27
2023 30 104 26 5 19.2 14.7 90.4 107.9 7.7 23.1 .245 .454 .369 .339 .336 46.2 11.8 8.8 4.32 4.93
Player 1850 310 27 8.7 5.8 88.7 115.4 6.9 32.6 .272 .431 .367 .352 .388 35.3 19.7 12.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brewer relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(51%) ,
Slider
(30.8%) ,
Curveball
(16.3%) ,
Sinker
(1.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 50.0 12.5 28.1 9.4 28.1 43.8 28.1 9.4 28.1 18.8 40.6 0.0 3.1 2.0
2019 53.3 17.6 23.6 5.5 40.6 38.2 21.2 2.4 40.6 21.2 27.3 1.8 5.5 3.6
2020 51.2 17.1 29.3 2.4 40.2 40.2 19.5 3.7 35.4 11.0 28.0 4.9 14.6 9.8
2021 80.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 0.0 80.0 20.0 0.0 60.0 0.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 0.0
2023 61.5 26.9 7.7 3.8 38.5 42.3 19.2 0.0 50.0 19.2 11.5 0.0 19.2 14.7
Player 53.5 17.4 24.2 4.8 38.4 40.3 21.3 3.2 39.0 17.7 27.4 2.6 8.7 5.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Cutter NYY R 53 93.1 23.0 -1.7 -8 2.8 0.6 29
2023 Curveball NYY R 17 80.2 59.8 7.1 13 12.9 5.3 69
2023 Slider NYY R 32 85.5 37.9 1.9 5 7.9 3.1 64
2023 Sinker NYY R 2 92.0 24.8 2.2 10 8.8 -6.1 -41
2021 Curveball BOS R 6 81.1 57.5 5.7 11 11.4 4.7 70
2021 Cutter BOS R 17 93.9 21.0 -0.3 -1 1.7 -0.8 -33
2021 Slider BOS R 7 87.1 35.6 2.2 7 5.1 1.1 29
2020 4-Seamer BOS R 7 94.0 19.8 -5.7 -40 6.2 -0.3 -4
2020 Curveball BOS R 166 80.8 57.3 4.9 9 10.7 4.1 62
2020 Sinker BOS R 4 94.7 20.6 1.5 8 12.3 -1.8 -13
2020 Slider BOS R 105 89.1 28.6 -1.9 -6 4.7 1.6 53
2020 Cutter BOS R 222 93.8 20.4 -1.9 -10 1.7 -0.3 -13
2020 Changeup BOS R 2 85.6 29.9 1.3 4 9.5 -3.6 -27
2019 Sinker BOS R 8 94.7 20.1 -0.2 -1 10.7 -3.6 -25
2019 Curveball BOS R 438 82.0 58.7 6.7 13 11.7 5.5 88
2019 Slider BOS R 122 88.3 35.0 2.3 7 7.3 3.7 100
2019 Changeup BOS R 2 89.3 29.0 0.4 1 7.3 -6.3 -46
2019 Cutter BOS R 405 93.4 24.5 -1.6 -7 2.8 1.0 57
2019 4-Seamer BOS R 8 95.4 20.4 -6.2 -44 6.9 0.0 -1
2018 Cutter SD R 129 92.4 27.1 -2.9 -12 4.0 2.0 97
2018 Curveball SD R 45 83.4 56.2 6.1 12 9.5 3.1 47
2018 4-Seamer SD R 9 93.2 25.8 -10.2 -65 0.8 -6.3 -89
2018 Slider SD R 9 87.7 38.6 5.1 15 9.3 5.6 147
2018 Changeup SD R 2 88.5 31.2 3.0 11 2.8 -10.6 -79
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Cutter 3.8 2 53 51.0 22 .158 .526 .334 10.7 0.0 0.0 .241 .409 .330 36.8
2023 Slider 1.8 1 32 30.8 7 .286 .571 .357 25.0 14.3 20.0 .295 .538 .351 66.7
2023 Curveball 0.6 0 17 16.3 4 .000 .000 .175 66.7 75.0 37.5 -- -- .175 --
2023 Sinker -73.5 -1 2 1.9 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 0.0 0.0 -- .691 2.065 1.113 100.0
2021 Cutter -26.8 -5 17 56.7 6 .800 .800 .717 0.0 0.0 -- .422 .574 .475 60.0
2021 Slider -3.1 0 7 23.3 1 -- -- .700 100.0 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2021 Curveball 0.4 0 6 20.0 2 .000 .000 .350 100.0 50.0 50.0 -- -- .350 --
2020 Cutter -1.0 -2 222 43.9 58 .327 .558 .434 21.8 19.0 15.5 .351 .620 .443 43.9
2020 Curveball -1.6 -3 166 32.8 30 .308 .615 .402 32.3 33.3 13.7 .275 .526 .388 37.5
2020 Slider 1.5 2 105 20.8 31 .192 .385 .316 14.8 12.9 12.5 .270 .481 .381 36.4
2020 4-Seamer -5.2 0 7 1.4 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .774 .980 .752 50.0
2020 Sinker 15.3 1 4 0.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .096 .102 .097 0.0
2020 Changeup -4.0 0 2 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Curveball -1.0 -5 453 44.6 110 .250 .375 .335 37.1 36.4 22.9 .198 .321 .286 33.3
2019 Cutter 0.5 2 412 40.6 107 .303 .461 .391 16.1 5.6 6.4 .295 .402 .359 29.4
2019 Slider 1.4 2 131 12.9 30 .208 .458 .387 34.5 20.0 21.4 .239 .462 .393 27.8
2019 Sinker -2.4 0 9 0.9 1 1.000 1.000 .900 40.0 0.0 -- .203 .224 .183 0.0
2019 4-Seamer -13.2 -1 9 0.9 2 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .770 .929 .740 50.0
2019 Changeup 10.0 0 2 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .085 .091 .078 0.0
2018 Cutter -3.5 -5 129 66.5 30 .348 .391 .445 27.7 16.7 23.8 .225 .292 .336 27.8
2018 Curveball -2.9 -1 45 23.2 13 .308 .385 .304 43.8 38.5 33.3 .331 .403 .322 50.0
2018 Slider -0.7 0 9 4.6 3 .333 .667 .417 25.0 0.0 0.0 .489 .606 .470 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -3.0 0 9 4.6 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .167 .177 .151 0.0
2018 Changeup -14.5 0 2 1.0 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .640 .709 .597 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Curveball 17 80.2 92 23.9 7:15 7:15 0
2023 Cutter 47 93.1 51 8.1 12:00 11:15 45
2023 Slider 31 85.4 43 8.8 9:15 8:30 45
2021 Cutter 17 93.9 59 9.5 12:15 11:30 45
2020 Curveball 141 80.7 83 20.9 7:00 7:00 0
2020 Cutter 206 93.8 64 10.0 12:15 11:30 45
2020 Slider 99 89.0 40 7.1 11:00 10:30 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 49 194 -2 -1 -2 -2 -6
2019 245 984 1 13 -9 -8 -3
2020 122 506 1 -2 -1 -2 -3
2023 34 104 0 3 -1 0 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 194 50.0 58.8 75.4 17.5 41.2 37.6 51.0 38.1 28.4 5.2 60.0
2019 1,016 45.0 62.1 84.0 27.2 50.3 38.7 53.4 42.7 27.6 6.8 62.7
2020 506 47.8 69.0 85.6 31.4 59.0 42.7 64.8 49.4 22.4 7.7 71.8
2021 30 36.7 72.7 100.0 10.5 0.0 26.7 44.4 33.3 20.0 6.7 100.0
2023 104 52.9 65.5 88.9 22.4 45.5 40.4 55.9 45.2 21.3 12.5 53.8
Player 1,850 46.6 64.0 84.2 26.8 51.9 39.6 56.1 44.1 25.6 7.2 64.9
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 40 43 70 88 10 80 79 45 90 32 6 66 26 88
2020 1 1 2 7 1 13 2 33 29 32 22 21 81 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.4 6 5.4 1 4 4 3 50.0
2020 24.3 6 5.7 0 0 3 4 66.7
2023 23.2 3 1.6 1 2 2 0 0.0
Player 23.3 15 12.7 2 6 9 7 46.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 6 6 5 6 6 6 7 6 4 4 4 8 6 6 4 6 5 5 4 7 5 5 6 7 6 4 3 7 6 5 4
2020 6 7 6 5 6 6 6 5 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 5 7 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 6 5 7 6 5
2023 3 1 1 3 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 2 3 1 2 2 3 1 2 3 0 1 3 2 0 0 3 3 1 2 0
Player 15 14 12 14 14 14 15 11 10 9 10 15 15 12 11 13 14 11 13 16 11 13 16 15 11 9 12 15 14 13 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.5 93.5 1.0 93.8 0.3 93.9 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.5 89.3 0.8 85.6 -3.7 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.1 83.3 -0.8 84.0 0.7 84.3 0.3
Exit Velocity 86.0 88.8 2.8 89.2 0.4 88.1 -1.1
Launch Angle 11.9 6.7 -5.2 6.0 -0.7 -7.8 -13.8
Barrel % 3.1 5.5 2.4 14.6 9.1 0.0 -14.6
Hard Hit % 34.4 30.5 -3.9 40.2 9.7 60.0 19.8
Sweet Spot % 37.5 30.9 -6.6 37.8 6.9 20.0 -17.8
xBA .284 .248 -0.036 .319 0.071 .351 0.032
BA .357 .277 -0.080 .290 0.013 .667 0.377
xwOBA .336 .322 -0.014 .416 0.094 .470 0.054
wOBA .390 .344 -0.046 .385 0.041 .621 0.236
xSLG .353 .375 0.022 .565 0.190 .479 -0.086
SLG .429 .427 -0.002 .523 0.096 .667 0.144
K% 20.4 20.6 0.2 20.5 -0.1 11.1 -9.4
BB% 14.3 13.1 -1.2 11.5 -1.6 33.3 21.8
Swing % 38.1 42.7 4.6 49.4 6.7 33.3 -16.1
Whiff% 28.4 27.6 -0.8 22.4 -5.2 20.0 -2.4
In Zone % 50.0 45.0 -5.0 47.8 2.8 36.7 -11.1
Out of Zone % 50.0 55.0 5.0 52.2 -2.8 63.3 11.1
Out of Zone Swing % 17.5 27.2 9.7 31.4 4.2 10.5 -20.9
First Pitch Swing % 20.4 19.1 -1.3 28.7 9.6 22.2 -6.5
First Pitch Strike % 51.0 53.4 2.4 64.8 11.4 44.4 -20.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2018 Shifts 49 .390 24 0 0.0 25 4 16.0
2019 Shifts 244 .349 147 1 0.7 97 59 60.8
2020 Shifts 122 .385 67 9 13.4 55 21 38.2
2021 Shifts 9 .621 8 2 25.0 1 1 100.0
2023 Shades 34 .369 17 0 0.0 17 7 41.2
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 48 15.9 37.5% 0.0% 50 19.8 0.0% 6.0%
2019 235 17.3 11.9% 1.7% 240 23.2 0.0% 10.4%
2020 128 20.2 0.8% 0.8% 79 22.9 0.0% 10.1%
2021 3 21.5 0.0% 0.0% 10 20.3 0.0% 0.0%
2023 35 15.8 37.1% 2.9% 14 16.3 21.4% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution