DROSSNER, JAKE

Position: Pitcher

DOB: May 16, 1994

Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 189

Bats: Right / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (5th Round, 2015)

Profile: Originally drafted out of high school in the 23rd round by the Chicago Cubs in 2012, Drossner opted to head to college at the University of Maryland, where he played three seasons before being selected by the Brewers in the tenth round in 2015.  He signed with Milwaukee for $120,000 and was sent to Helena to begin his pro career.  He moved up to Wisconsin in 2016, then returned for the start of 2017 before suffering an injury that knocked him out for the year.  A left-hander with a mid-90’s fastball and a better than average breaking ball, Drossner has worked as both a starter and a reliever.  He’s compiled good strikeout numbers but has also walked too many batters and will need to improve his command to continue advancing.

2015:  After signing with Milwaukee following the Draft, Drossner was sent to Helena to begin his pro career.  He pitched in 14 games there, starting seven of them, and wound up going 4-3 with a 3.64 earned run average, striking out 46 batters in 47 innings.

2016:  The Brewers moved Drossner up to Class-A Wisconsin in 2016, where he experienced mixed results in 25 outings.  He started 15 of the games he worked in and finished the year with a record of 6-6 to go along with an earned run average of 4.69.

2017:  Drossner returned to Wisconsin to begin the 2017 season, but he made just one start, going four innings and allowing one run on three hits.  He was placed on the disabled list days later with an undisclosed injury, and wound up missing the remainder of the season.