Build: Broad shoulders; power bottom; physical workhorse; maxed frame.
Mechanics: High 3/4 arm slot; plus arm speed; stab; slight crossfire; mild head whack; hips out of sync with upper half; front shoulder opens; high leg kick to a slightly inverted landing; front leg can get stiff; moderate effort; delivery times 1.35 - 1.45
West Virginia Power (Low A, Pirates)
40; Middle Relief/Long Relief
T96 2x; downhill plane; displays armside run at lower velo band; command is currently well below average; flattens when elevates offering; consistency in mechanics can improve command a grade.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; 11-5 offering; mild depth; release points inconsistent; easy to see from arm slot; refinements in arm speed and release points can improve offering a tick.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; mild feel; mild fade; release points highly inconsistent; missed in zone often; improvements in arm speed and release points could improve offering a tick.
Note: Brewer missed the entire 2014 season
Brewer has a big FB but the mechanics and secondary pitches need refinement before he hits his ceiling. There is enough ability for a potential backend arm, but the inconsistencies in his mechanics and the lack of an average secondary offering leave his role likely in the bullpen as a middle relief option.
Round Drafted: 4th round, 2011
Why: big framed pitcher; power FB; potential to be a workhorse SP.