COLTEN BREWER
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: October 29, 1992
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 4th Round, 122nd Overall, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Canton HS, Canton, TX
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Brewer wasn’t ranked in the Baseball America top 200, although he was the #38 prospect out of Texas.  He works in the 87-91 MPH range, touching 93 with a sinking fastball.  He is 6′ 4″, 200 pounds, which gives him the chance to fill out and add velocity later in his career.  He bears some similarity to Zack Dodson:  both were 4th round picks who were ranked among the top prospects in Texas but not in BA’s top 200.  Dodson had a commitment to Baylor, while Brewer’s is to Weatherford Junior College in Texas.  A little surprisingly, Brewer signed shortly after the draft.  He did not, however, see any action due to back problems.

2012
R:  1-3-0, 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 25.0 IP, 3.2 BB/9, 6.5 K/9

The Pirates generally have sent their prep pitching draftees to State College for their first full season, but Brewer opened 2012 in the GCL rotation.  That may have indicated that the Pirates had something specific they wanted him to work on or that they’re simply becoming more cautious.  Brewer missed most of July with an injury, but generally pitched well enough.  He didn’t strike out a lot.

2013
A-:  2-0-0, 3.29 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 13.2 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 4.0 K/9

Brewer opened the season in the Jamestown rotation but, after three starts, went on the disabled list with a right lower leg stress injury.  He didn’t return during the season.

Hopefully, Brewer will stay healthy enough to get in a significant number of innings in 2014.  He appeared to be fine in spring training, as he was getting his fastball up to 95 mph.  The Pirates will probably return him to Jamestown.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
HS
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2011 8-1-0 13 10 56.2 37 1 20 89 1.01 .184 1.36
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014: Minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $240,000
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2011: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 4th round, 122nd overall pick; signed on June 20, 2011.