Rex Brothers Player Preview: the good, the bad, and the unknown

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The Good #1: his slider against left-handed hitters

If the Rockies relegated Brothers to a role as a LOOGY, he would be the best LOOGY in the land. His two pitch mix is a fastball he can run up there in the mid 90’s and an absolutely wicked slider.

Exhibit A – strike three on Robinson Cano


Exhibit B – strike three on Matt Adams


In a word, these quality left-handed hitters are helpless. His slider is so tough on lefties that he can also catch them cheating, running his fastball on their hands before they can react.

Exhibit CBrett Gardner pop-out


Note that, even though Brothers can throw it 95 MPH, all it takes is a 90 MPH pitch to record the out.

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