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Michael Brewer Preparing for More Innings in 2023

Michael Brewer Preparing for More Innings in 2023

April 9, 2023

Photo credit: Eastern Kentucky University Athletics

Right-handed pitcher Michael Brewer is currently in extended spring training preparing for his first season of pro ball.

“They’re taking me through a 6-week program before assigning me to a team,” explained Brewer. “They’re trying to get more out of my body with me still being so fresh with pitching. They’re trying to get me more in tune with things I need to do before we get into the full swing of the season and that has been a little more challenging to do.”

Brewer didn’t start pitching full-time until his 2022 season at ASA College in Miami.

But despite his limited time on the mound Brewer has already developed three pitches.

Currently using a 4-seam fastball, a slider, and a changeup in his repertoire; Brewer talks about how he works off his fastball.

“My main focus is locating the fastball up in the zone and then hitting guys with sliders down-and-away,” stated Brewer. “If I want to throw in my changeup, I have that to rely on as well. My changeup is a plus-plus pitch. My usage of it is not as high as my slider with me facing more righties than lefties.”

Pitching most recently with Mahoning Valley of the MLB Draft League in 2022; Brewer logged 25 2/3 innings where he maintained an 8.1 K/9 ratio and a WHIP of 1.01.

Brewer worked on his secondary pitches at PRP this off-season, “Anthony Gomez was my main trainer,” said Brewer. “He was able to develop my slider. When I first started pitching, I wasn’t griping it right, so he changed my grip. My slider is my bread-and-butter pitch now. Anthony also helped me with my changeup as well.”

Be sure to follow Michael Brewer’s journey in pro ball.