ALBERRO, JOSE

Position: Pitcher

DOB: February 2, 1998

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 168

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Free Agent (July 13, 2016)

Profile: Signed by the Brewers in July of 2016, the Puerto Rican-born left-hander was sent to the Dominican Republic to make his professional debut with Milwaukee’s team in the DSL shortly after signing.  He saw limited action during his first season, but returned to the DSL in 2017 as a member of the Brewers/Indians co-op team, putting up solid numbers in a relief role.  A skinny left-hander with the ability to blow his stuff by hitters, Alberro gets into trouble when he is unable to throw strikes.  He has walked more than a batter per inning during his first two seasons but when throwing strikes, DSL hitters had a tough time barreling up the lefty.

2016: The Brewers agreed to terms with Alberro in July of 2016 and sent him right to work, pitching him in the Dominican, where he made six appearances, all in relief.  He finished the year with a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 5.14, but logged a total of just seven innings as the Brewers chose to take it slow with the young southpaw.

2017:  Alberro returned to the DSL for the 2017 season, suiting up for Milwaukee’s co-op team.  He saw an increase in his workload, going 3-2 with a 2.89 earned run average in 19 relief outings.  Alberro successfully converted on four of six save chances and struck out 44 batters in 37.1 innings of work, but also issued 40 walks.