BERBERET, PARKER

Position: Pitcher

DOB: October 20, 1989

Height: 6’3″ / Weight: 210

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (25th round, 2011)

Profile:  Chosen by the Brewers in the 25th round in 2011 out of Oregon State, Berberet began his pro career as a catcher.  He spent his first season in Helena, then saw time at both Wisconsin and Brevard County in 2012.  He spent 2013 back at Wisconsin and 2014 back at Brevard before moving up to Double-A Biloxi in 2015.  He saw limited time between Biloxi and Triple-A  Colorado Springs in 2016, then made the move to the mound following the 2016 season.  The Brewers had him return to Wisconsin in 2017, where he worked in a relief role for the Timber Rattlers, before being promoted late in the season to High-A Carolina.  With a fastball that sits in the low-to-mid-90’s, Berberet put up solid strikeout numbers in his first season as a pitcher, working exclusively out of the bullpen.

2011:  After signing with Milwaukee following his junior season at Oregon State, Berberet was sent to Helena to begin his professional career.  He saw action in 68 games there, catching and playing first base, and wound up batting .240 with seven home runs.

2012:  Berberet split the 2012 season between Low-A Wisconsin and High-A Brevard County, appearing in 60 combined games between the two levels.  He hit .250 with ten doubles and a pair of home runs while seeing the bulk of his action behind the plate.

2013:  The Brewers had Berberet return to Wisconsin in 2013, where he played in a career high 95 games for the Timber Rattlers.  He finished the year with a line of .257/.327/.381 with 17 doubles, two triples and seven home runs.

2014:  His performance at Wisconsin in 2013, earned Berberet a promotion to High-A Brevard County in 2014.  In 51 games with the Manatees, he posted a career high average of .277, but his power numbers were held down by the tough Florida State League environments, as he finished with just two home runs.

2015:  Berberet made another jump in 2015, moving up to Double-A Biloxi.  He appeared in 53 games for the Shuckers during their inaugural season, but struggled against tougher pitching, batting just .232 with a pair of home runs.

2016:  Playing time was tough to come by for Berberet in 2016 as he split time between Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs.  He logged just 40 plate appearances in 16 games combined between the two levels and late in the year, began making the conversion to the mound, culminating with a stint in the Brewers’ instructional league in the fall.

2017:  After moving the 60 feet six inches from catcher to pitcher, Berberet was assigned to Class-A Wisconsin in 2017.  He worked in 18 games there, all in relief, and wound up going 2-4 with a 4.79 ERA, striking out 43 in 47 innings of work and converting three saves.  He made the jump to High-A Carolina in mid-July and finished out the season with the Mudcats, posting a 1.45 ERA over eight bullpen outings.