BROWN, DANIEL

Position: Pitcher

DOB: March 22, 1995

Height: 5’10” / Weight: 185

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (7th round, 2016)

Profile: Chosen by the Brewers in the 7th round of the 2016 Draft following his junior season at Mississippi State, Brown began his college career at Tyler Junior College, where he was named the D3 NJCAA Pitcher of the Year as a Freshman.  He moved on to face tougher competition in the SEC a year later, and spent two years pitching for the Bulldogs before signing with Milwaukee for $120,000.  After logging 54.2 innings at Mississippi State in 2016, the Brewers took it easy with Brown, having him work just 4.1 innings in the Arizona League after signing.  He moved up to Wisconsin a year later and got his first taste of full-season ball, pitching out of the bullpen for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  Listed at a generous five-foot-ten, Brown is under-sized for a pitcher and that, along with a lack of a third pitch, make him a future reliever.  The two offerings he has are both good pitches however, as his low-90’s fastball combines with a plus slider to make him a valuable late-inning relief option.

2016:  Brown had a heavy workload at Mississippi State, pitching in 23 games before joining the Brewers, so Milwaukee was understandably careful with him in his first season.  He saw action in three games in Maryvale, tossing 4.1 innings and allowing three runs while striking out five.

2017:  The Brewers chose to jump Brown to Class-A Wisconsin to begin the 2017 season, where he became a key member of the Timber Rattlers bullpen.  In 37 relief outings, Brown went 6-3 with an earned run average of 3.00, recording six saves and striking out 74 batters in 72 innings of work.