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 C – Brett 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.