SUTER, BRENT

Position: Pitcher

DOB: August 29, 1989

Height: 6’5″ / Weight: 195

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: Yes

How acquired: Drafted (31st round, 2012)

Profile: A 31st round pick out of Harvard in 2012, Suter has exceeded expectations each step of the way and reached the big leagues in 2016, making his big league debut for the Brewers on August 19th. After beginning his pro career by splitting time between Helena and Wisconsin in 2012 and Wisconsin and Brevard County in 2013, Suter spent the 2014 season at Double-A Huntsville. He saw time at both Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2015, then opened 2016 back at Colorado Springs before receiving the call to Milwaukee. A quick worker who pitches with a plan, Suter won’t overpower anyone but does a good job of locating his pitches and using all parts of the plate, changing speeds and keeping hitters off balance. The lefty has experience as both a starter and reliever, adding value as a potential swing man who can serve in long relief and make a spot start when called upon.

2012: After signing with Milwaukee, Suter made his pro debut with Helena in the Pioneer League, pitching in 11 games, making two starts, going 4-2 with a 3.92 earned run average. That earned Suter a bump to Class-A Wisconsin where he finished the season by making three relief appearances for the Timber Rattlers, saving a pair of games.

2013: Returning to Wisconsin to begin the 2013 season, Suter made quick work of the Midwest League, posting a 1.80 ERA over three starts before being promoted to High-A Brevard County. He started 20 of the 21 games he saw action in with Brevard and went 7-9 with a 3.63 ERA.

2014: The Brewers opted to promote Suter to Double-A Huntsville in 2014 and he found a home in the rotation there, starting 27 of the 28 games he worked in. He finished the year with a .500 record at 10-10, posting a 3.96 ERA with one complete game for the Stars.

2015: Suter returned to Double-A in 2015, this time joining Milwaukee’s new Southern League affiliate, the Biloxi Shuckers. He worked in 20 games for the Shuckers, starting 11, and went 5-3 with a 1.95 ERA, earning a promotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs in August. He made six more starts after joining the Sky Sox, going 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA.

2016: With six starts under his belt the year before, Suter returned to Colorado Springs in 2016, again bouncing between the starting rotation and the bullpen. In 26 Triple-A contests, 15 of which he started, Suter wound up going 6-6 with a 3.50 ERA, earning an August promotion to join the Brewers. He appeared in 14 games after joining Milwaukee, including a pair of starts, and went 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA.