Dodgers Claim Brooks Brown Off Waivers From Rockies
In a bizarre turn of events, the Colorado Rockies apparently placed right-hander Brooks Brown on waivers, thus resulting in the Los Angeles Dodgers claiming him.
Brown, 30, made his Major League debut last year with the Rockies during the 2014 season, tallying a record of 0-1 in 28 games. Brown has Major League stuff if you will, yet was utilized incorrectly by Colorado in my opinion. In 14′, Brown gave up nine runs, eight earned over 26 innings pitched, striking out 21 while posting an ERA of 2.77.
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This past season was a bit of a struggle for Brown. His strikeouts per nine dropped from 7.3 in 14′, to 5.5 in 15′. Part of Brown’s struggles this season were due to fastball control. After walking just five batters the year before, his walks nearly tripled, jumping up to 16 in seven more innings of work. Brown went 1-3 for the Rockies, seeing his ERA settle at 4.91.
Brooks gave up nearly one hit per inning, allowing 32 hits in 33.0 innings while allowing 18 runs — walks coming back to kill him.
The Dodgers are quick to pick up Rockies’ pitching in recent memory, most notably Brett Anderson and Juan Nicasio.
Best of luck to Brooks with his new team.